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Victims of Sexual Abuse Should Not Delay Before Seeking Advice

It is entirely understandable that victims of sexual abuse may seek to bury memories of their suffering. However, as a Court of Appeal decision illustrated, those who delay contacting specialist lawyers may ultimately jeopardise their chances of obtaining...

Abuse Causing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Brings Compensation for Victim

Although it is normally necessary to ensure that personal injury claims are brought soon after an injury occurs, there are some injuries which may manifest themselves only years after they have been caused. Exposure to noxious substances is a common cause of...

Mental health support for young people.

  Three out of four parents say their children's mental health deteriorated while waiting for NHS support, according to a report by charity YoungMinds. The report says that a fresh approach is needed to supporting young people, including more help...

Clinical Negligence - Closure Can Be as Important as Compensation

For those whose loved ones die as a result of clinical negligence, achieving closure can be as important as obtaining just compensation. That was certainly so in one case in which a woman succeeded in proving that her father's death was avoidable and was...

Woman's suicide after surgery.

A woman treated by one of Britain's best-known surgeons killed herself after the doctor, who is under investigation by the NHS, removed her ovaries during an operation because "they were getting in the way.”  The surgeon, Anthony Dixon,...

Vaginal mesh implants suspended.

The government has suspended the use of vaginal mesh implants to treat complications after childbirth immediately to prevent further risk of “life-changing and life-threatening injuries” to women. The instruction suspends the use of vaginal mesh...

Ombudsman criticises 3 year wait for kidney surgery.

The “unacceptable delays” experienced by an 11-year-old boy waiting for a kidney operation have been criticised by the Public Health Ombudsman for Wales. The ombudsman, Nick Bennett, said it was likely that the boy’s human rights had been...

Worcester Hospital ambulance delays.

A hospital's patients faced "significant risk of harm on a daily basis", ambulance service bosses have warned. In private letters to the trust running Worcestershire Royal Hospital, they blamed delays in getting people off ambulances and into...

Commercial Surrogacies Abroad Are Not Illegal - Court of Appeal Ruling

Although commercial surrogacy businesses have long been banned in the UK, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a ground-breaking case that a clinical negligence victim will not be breaking the law if she enters into such an arrangement in California, where a...

Mental Patient Injured in Leap from Hospital Roof Wins Millions from NHS

When disturbed patients are committed to mental hospitals, the hospital staff are under a duty to protect them from themselves. A failure to do so meant that a man who was gravely injured when he leapt from a hospital roof in a suicide attempt obtained a...
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