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Woman Preyed On By Religious Elder Awarded £62,000

Those who have suffered sexual abuse are entitled to expect that the perpetrator will be punished by the criminal courts – but they may also be due compensation. In one case, a junior member of a religious organisation who was raped by one of its...

Women should be warned about breast implant illness.

  Women having breast implants should be warned about a condition linked to chronic pain and extreme fatigue, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has said. Tens of thousands of women on online forums claim they have suffered...

You Don't Have to Prove Negligence to Achieve Justice

It may seem surprising but, in order to win compensation, it is not always necessary to prove that you are a victim of negligence. A striking case on point concerned a nine-year-old girl who received millions in damages despite continued denials by the NHS...

Care watchdog 'wrong' not to publish report on Whorlton Hall.

The care watchdog was wrong not to publish an inspection report raising concerns about care home, Whorlton Hall, four years before a media investigation portrayed alleged abuse, a review says. Former Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspector, Barry...

Brain damaged boy awarded compensation.

A baby born with brain damage has been awarded almost £5m after a hospital admitted failures during his birth. The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, sustained profound oxygen starvation and brain damage before his delivery at the Rosie...

Delays in diagnosing secondary breast cancer.

One in four patients with secondary breast cancer had to visit their GP three or more times before they received a diagnosis, a new survey indicates. A breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now, says there should be greater awareness that the disease can...

Major errors at NHS Trust contributed to death.

A young woman with mental health problems killed herself after a series of major errors by the NHS trust that was looking after her, an inquest jury found. The jury issued a scathing assessment of the care received by Sophie Payne, 22, a “warm,...

The financial implications of clinical negligence

  A total of £4.3bn in legal fees looks set to be paid out by NHS in England to settle outstanding clinical negligence claims. More than 10,000 new compensation claims are received by the NHS each year and the £4.3bn legal fees total...

Grandmother died after 'catalogue of errors'.

  A grandmother died after a "catalogue of errors" following a routine hip operation, an investigation has found. Renie Craig, 77, from Blackburn, died after a "low-risk" hip replacement operation in 2015 went wrong. The...

Codeine addiction leads to death of woman, 41.

A coroner has questioned the regulation of online pharmacies after a woman died as a result of her addiction to the painkiller codeine. The inquest heard that Debbie Headspeath, 41, had been prescribed the opiate for back pain by her GP in 2008 and had...
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