Unsettled NHS Clinical Negligence Claims Estimated To Total £4.3 Billion In Legal Fees

Following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by the BBC, it is being reported that NHS England will have to pay out an estimated £4.3 billion in legal fees for...


Truth Project Publishes Report On Child Sexual Abuse In The Context Of Children’s Homes & Residential Care

In a previous blog we wrote on the purpose of the Truth Project. After listening to numerous survivors of childhood sexual abuse who approached the Truth Project between June 2016...


Jaundice In Newborn Babies – When Is It Important To Treat & Why?

Jaundice is a term used to describe the yellowing of skin tone and jaundice in babies is referred to as neonatal jaundice. This yellowing is caused by a naturally occurring...


Two Year Time Limit To Make An Application Under The Same Roof Rule

Last year, the same roof rule under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme was reviewed following a Court decision, which had highlighted the unfairness of the rule. What is the same...


One Year On – A Review Of The NHS Resolution’s Early Notification Scheme

In September, The Law Society Gazette published an article on the outcome of the progress report from the NHS Resolution which states that they have begun to make more early...


NHS Waiting Times Reach Record Highs

Waiting times within the NHS have reached their worst for over a decade. The recently published report shows many hospitals are finding it increasingly difficult to respond to the growing...


Deep Vein Thrombosis Negligence Claims

What is Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep Vein Thrombosis, otherwise referred to as DVT or a Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), is a blood clot in a vein which usually occurs in the...


Limitation Laws Around Child Abuse Claims Must Be Changed

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) recently published its Accountability and Reparations Investigation Report, which examines how the systems of civil justice, criminal compensation and support services provide...


Cauda Equina Syndrome – An Overview

What is Cauda Equina Syndrome? The condition occurs when the nerve roots of the Cauda Equina are compressed. It is a medical emergency that requires prompt hospital treatment. Cauda Equina...


Protecting Benefits – Personal Injury Trusts

What is a Personal Injury Trust? A Personal Injury Trust is generally set up to prevent someone’s personal injury compensation affecting their entitlement to means tested state benefits or to...


Inquiry Into Avoidable Baby Deaths At Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

In 2017, the then Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt ordered an investigation into the care provided at the Maternity Ward of Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals. The scope of the inquiry The...


Performance Of Hospitals In England At The Worst Level On Record

It is well known that the NHS is under significant pressures all year round. But, in a worrying report of the figures for performance in England’s hospitals, it seems that...