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Police Owed Duty of Care to Suicidal Woman - High Court Ruling

The first step in proving negligence is to establish that a duty of care is owed, and that can be no easy matter. However, in an important decision, the High Court has ruled that a police force owed such a duty to a suicidal woman who died from an overdose...

Medical Negligence - Legal Advice is the Best Way of Uncovering the Truth

If your child is born disabled, taking legal advice is very often the only way to find out for sure whether medical negligence is to blame. The point was made by a High Court case in which a teenage girl won the right to multi-million-pound compensation. ...

Family of Girl Injured at Birth Secures Compensation Settlement

Hospital delivery rooms can sadly be scenes of tragedy as well as joy, and that was certainly so in one case in which a new mother was given the option of her baby girl's life support being switched off when it became clear that she would face a lifetime of...

Historic sex assault conviction and sentencing.

An 82-year-old former social worker has been found guilty of four counts of indecent assault and one of attempted serious sexual assault against a boy in the 1970s. The man, James Gavin, of Rochdale was jailed for 17 years. Following the sentencing PC...

Clinical Negligence Case Exposes Neurosurgeon's Hazardous Practice

Clinical negligence cases are about ensuring that victims are justly compensated – but they can also benefit the medical profession by exposing poor practice. That was certainly so in one case concerning a college lecturer who went into hospital for...

Patients contaminated with drug-resistant fungus.

More than 200 patients in England have been infected or contaminated with a drug-resistant fungus first found in Japan, health officials have confirmed. Hospitals are on the lookout for further cases and are putting measures in place to help control any...

Honest Negligence Victims Suffer Most From the Lies of a Fraudulent Few

It is only right that genuine victims of clinical negligence are properly compensated – but the waters are sadly muddied for the honest many by a fraudulent few. Judges are alert to the problem, however, and in one case, a musician who grossly...

Claims that Kettering hospital "fiddled" waiting lists.

Thousands of patients were removed from a hospital's waiting lists in a bid to "fiddle" the system, it is claimed. Thousands of Kettering General Hospital patients had waited a year or more for operations, an investigation found A hospital...

Dialysis patient left without treatment in hospital.

A seriously ill patient needing daily home kidney dialysis was left for three days without treatment, despite being in hospital. Andrew Wilson, 51, was under the care of the renal unit at Kent and Canterbury Hospital. He died from sepsis 11 days later. ...

Mother receives compensation after ten year legal battle.

The mother of a nine-year-old girl who died after suffering severe brain damage during a heart operation has received £430,000 compensation. The child, Carrie Wright, from Hull, was cooled down for two hours during the operation - more than twice the...
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