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Seeking Legal Advice May Safeguard Your Disabled Child's Future

Many parents of children who are born disabled care for them alone without any support. However, as a High Court case showed, looking into the exact circumstances surrounding the birth to see if there are grounds for pursuing a personal injury claim is a...

Millions in Damages for Nine-Year-Old Victim of Hospital Diagnosis Error

Despite the best efforts of the NHS, it is inevitable that medical mistakes are sometimes made and, when they are, it is important to ensure that victims are fairly compensated. One such case, brought on behalf of a nine-year-old boy left gravely disabled...

Congenital Hip Displacement Teenager Awarded £850,000 in Compensation

A failure to diagnose commonplace medical conditions can have consequences that last a lifetime. However, as a High Court case showed, expert legal advice can ensure that fair compensation is paid if the worst happens. The case concerned a teenager who was...

Vulnerable Witnesses Could Be Given Greater Protection in Civil Courts

Responses to a report from the Civil Justice Council (CJC) setting out proposed measures to better support and protect vulnerable witnesses and parties in civil proceedings, including personal injury cases, are due to be considered following public...

'Wonderful' Boy Stricken By Meningitis Awarded Seven-Figure Compensation

There can be nothing crueller than injuries suffered by a baby during or soon after birth – but compensation can at least ensure that their care needs are met for life. In a case on point, a little boy who fell victim to meningitis within hours of his...

Agency nurse truck off following death of care home resident.

An agency nurse who accidentally gave a massive overdose to a 78-year-old care home resident has been struck off. Patricia Rosen was given 80mg of a morphine-like painkiller, Oxycodone, 16 times the safe amount for her, meant for another resident, also...

Bristol bowel mesh surgery should not have gone ahead.

Almost half of patients who were given a controversial type of bowel surgery should not have been operated on, a hospital trust has admitted. North Bristol NHS Trust has told 57 patients at Southmead Hospital in Bristol they should initially have been...

£37m award for catastrophic brain injury.

A six-year-old boy who suffered a "catastrophic" brain injury after his birth in hospital has received £37m in compensation from the NHS. The child suffered a brain fever after contracting the herpes simplex virus at Watford General...

Boy, 7 among the tragic toll of contaminated blood.

One victim of the contaminated blood scandal was a boy aged only seven, the public inquiry has heard. Colin Smith, a haemophiliac, died in 1990 after being given infected blood products. His parents, Colin and Janet Smith, were told in the hospital...

Bus company fined after fatal crash.

A bus company has been fined £2.3m after ignoring warnings about an erratic driver who crashed into a supermarket, killing two people. Midland Red (South) Ltd admitted health and safety breaches after Kailash Chander, then aged 77, smashed into a...
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