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Negligent Acts Can Take Just Seconds but Resound for a Lifetime

Negligent acts that take place in just seconds or minutes can have life-changing consequences, but expert lawyers can painstakingly reconstruct such incidents years after the event. This is illustrated by a recent case in which bad advice given by a midwife...

Rugby-Playing Teenager Wins £500,000 for Birth Injuries

The few moments it takes for a baby to be born can resonate for a lifetime if the delivery is blighted by negligence. In one case, a teenager who suffered permanent damage to the nerves that control his right arm and shoulder due to excessive force being...

Victims of Negligence Need Not Suffer in Silence

Despite the legal profession's attempts to publicise the services they can provide, some negligence victims still suffer in silence, often for years, in the false belief that they cannot afford to sue. That point was powerfully made by one case in which a...

£14,000 for Victim of Police Unconscious Race Bias

Race discrimination takes many forms and can be both conscious and unconscious. In an example of the latter, a mixed-race woman who was subjected to humiliating treatment by police officers triumphed in her marathon fight for compensation. The woman was...

Compensation Funds Care at Home for Injured Woman

Compensation in clinical negligence cases can enable families to remain together and provide a better quality of life for even the most severely injured. That was certainly so in one case in which solicitors representing a woman in a persistent vegetative...

CNCI team identified as 'best in region'.

Our specialist clinical negligence and catastrophic injury (CNCI) team has been identified as the best in our region, based on feedback from fellow legal professionals, and shortlisted for a nationwide award to be judged early next year by Legal 500, the...

Crash Victim Triumphs in Mental Health Aftercare Services Test Case

When a person secures compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of someone else, do they lose their entitlement to free assistance from their local authority? The Court of Appeal dealt with this question in the context of the Mental Health Act 1983...

Four Children of Cervical Cancer Victim Receive £215,000 NHS Payout

Errors or delays in diagnosis can lead to tragic consequences and, when this is due to the negligence of medical staff, compensation may be warranted. In one case, four children whose mother died from cervical cancer in her early 30s secured a six-figure...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferer Defeats 'Faker' Claim

It is often said that insurance companies do not like paying out and, in one case that lent support to that assertion, an insurer put private detectives on the tail of a chronic fatigue syndrome sufferer but utterly failed to prove that he had lied and faked...

Failure to Ascertain Baby's Position Leads to Catastrophic Injury

When doctors failed to ascertain a baby's position before a forceps delivery, the terrible result was an acute spinal cord injury to the baby, leaving him quadriplegic and unable to breathe without a ventilator. The boy, who is now eight years old, was one...
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