What Is A Wrongful Birth Claim?

Wrongful birth is the legal terminology used to describe a claim arising from the birth of a child who would not have been born without negligent treatment. It is a...


Civil Procedure Rules – Covid-19 Causing Further Disruption To Justice System

It was announced on Friday 27th March, amongst further Government announcements, that civil litigation rule makers are considering urgent reforms to ease the burden on litigators, who are struggling to...


Informed Consent – A Patients’ Right, A Clinicians’ Responsibility

The decision to have medical treatment can be a daunting, frightening and confusing process, with complex medical terms and so many different factors to take into consideration, especially when there...


Awareness Month Aims To Get People Thinking About Brain Tumours

A host of sponsored runs, coffee mornings, and other fundraising events will be taking place during March to help mark Brain Tumour Awareness Month. The annual event is designed to...


How To Protect Your Benefits If You’ve Received A Compensation Pay Out

People who are awarded compensation to help meet the needs of their new life after suffering a personal injury are being encouraged to set up a Trust to protect their...


Seriously Ill Patients ‘Face Hours On Trolleys’ In NHS Hospitals

It’s not that long since patient waiting times were in the news but worryingly further BBC research indicates that things are only getting worse. The BBC has reported this week...


“Dysfunctional At Almost Every Level” – Major Failings Identified In NHS & Private Healthcare

An independent inquiry report published this month shows the Ian Paterson scandal goes far beyond the story of a rogue surgeon. “It is the story of a healthcare system which...


Bereavement Damages & Cohabiting Couples – Time For Change?

When a person dies as a result of medical negligence, under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Act), relatives of that person are entitled to recover damages for the wrongdoing. Every such...


The Truth About NHS Complaints & The Duty Of Candour

“I just wanted them to say sorry” In our Medical Negligence and Inquest team, we hear this from so many people that contact us for advice. You are unhappy with...


Mental Health Negligence Claims – Preventing Suicide

Mental health problems are a growing concern in the UK. Whilst it is evident that people are increasingly more willing and open to talk about the topic, the number of...


World Cancer Day

The 4th of February is World Cancer Day which aims to raise awareness and understanding of this critical issue, whilst reducing fear and dispelling misconceptions. What is World Cancer Day?...


Wait Times For Ambulances Putting Lives At Risk

It’s the worst nightmare isn’t it? You or a loved one suffers an injury and urgently need an ambulance. You make the emergency 999 call and wait…and wait…and wait. Meanwhile,...


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