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Hospital baby deaths review extended.

An independent review into a series of hospital baby deaths is to be extended after more families came forward with concerns about their care. In 2017 the then health secretary,  Jeremy Hunt, ordered an investigation into maternity care relating to 23...

Suspended sentence for employer.

A businessman has been sentenced after one of his workers severed three fingers. Andrew Gibson was given a suspended jail sentence for safety breaches after a worker suffered life-changing injuries. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how, on October...

Necrotising Fasciitis Victim Due Compensation for Paramedic's Error

Ambulance paramedics work under pressure but, if they make negligent mistakes, it is only right that those who suffer are fairly compensated. In a case on point, a pensioner who fell victim to the so-called 'flesh-eating bug' won the right to substantial...

Drinker Wins Discrimination Claim Against Brewery

Advertisements that perpetuate gender stereotyping have recently been in the spotlight after the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) banned adverts for Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Volkswagen's eGolf following complaints from the public that they featured...

Limit on GP's Professional Insurance Cover Leads to Disturbing Result

General practitioners are not employed by the NHS and are required to make their own arrangements in respect of professional indemnity insurance (PII). That gave rise to a disturbing result in one case in which lawyers were constrained to settle a disabled...

HSE Fatal Injury Statistics 2018/2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published provisional statistics for fatal workplace injuries in Britain for the year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. A total of 147 workers were killed at work in Great Britain (GB) in 2018/2019. Although this...

Solicitors Step In to Protect Vulnerable Assault Victim's Compensation

Victims of violent crimes or serious accidents often receive very large sums in compensation and that creates obvious risks of mismanagement or exploitation. A recent High Court case showed why it is always best to engage an independent professional to...

Coroner demands action after death of boy, 7.

The NHS must take urgent action after call handlers missed opportunities to save the life of a six-year-old boy, a coroner has warned. Sebastian Hibberd died of intussusception at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, on October 12 2015. In a report, coroner Ian...

Teenage Arthritis Victim Awarded Millions in Compensation for Late Diagnosis

If you have suffered due to a negligent delay in diagnosis and treatment of a medical condition, an experienced lawyer can ensure that you are compensated fairly. In one such case, a teenager who has been stricken by progressive arthritis since she was a...

Concerns over Coventry brain operations.

Two brain operations, where the patients went on to die, have been seriously criticized by surgeons. During one operation, a consultant neurosurgeon employed by University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Hussien El-Maghraby, 51, removed a...
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