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Back Injury Victim Let Down By Negligent GP Wins Compensation Claim

GPs work under intense pressure but, when they fail to meet the standards expected of them, it is only right that compensation is paid to patients who suffer as a result. In a recent case, a teaching assistant who was left disabled after a GP failed to spot...

Injured By Someone Else's Negligence? Take Legal Advice

Years pass and memories fade, but the consequences of negligence do not always recede and it is therefore sensible to seek legal advice. The point was proved by a case in which a 35-year-old man won the right to seven-figure compensation for catastrophic...

Bereaved Families of Algeria Terrorist Attack Victims Receive Compensation

The widows and children of two expatriate workers who were killed in the crossfire during a terrorist attack on an Algerian gas production facility have successfully negotiated a financial settlement of their claims. The men were amongst many innocent...

Couple Who Adopted Severely Disabled Child Win £650,000

Lawyers who represent negligence victims can all give examples of extraordinary devotion and bravery on the part of their clients. In a case on point, a couple who adopted a profoundly disabled little girl and cared for her until the bitter end had their...

£37m award for child's brain injury.

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

£15m award for girl's cerebral palsy.

A girl whose brain was starved of oxygen before her birth at a hospital has been awarded more than £15m in damages from the NHS. Holly Greenhow, 12, has had cerebral palsy since she was born at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in 2005. Her family's...

Baby's Spinal Cord Damage Leads to Compensation Settlement

Difficult childbirths are not uncommon and normally the skills of medical staff ensure that all ends well for mother and child. However, when the care they receive is inadequate and this results in or exacerbates injury to mother or child, compensation will...

Victim Sexually Abused by Senior Police Officer Wins Substantial Damages

Those who suffer sexual abuse are entitled not only to see perpetrators punished by the criminal law, but also to sue them for damages. In a case on point, a young man whose life was thrown into chaos after he was molested by a senior police officer won...

Toddler died after medication error.

A toddler died after being given an overdose of medication by staff at a Merseyside hospital, a coroner has ruled. Jake Stanley, 3, went into cardiac arrest after a breakdown in communication led to a doctor giving him seven times the correct dose of an...

Risks of adrenaline treatment for cardiac arrest.

Cardiac arrest patients who are treated with adrenaline are significantly more likely to have severe brain damage if they survive, a comprehensive new study has found. Adrenaline is routinely used as a last resort when other treatments fail. A study of...
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