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Contaminated blood inquiry - tragic death of child.

  The parents of a 10-year-old who died in 1992 after contracting HIV through contaminated blood products have told an inquiry that the government had known that blood products had been contaminated but had "done nothing.” Colin and Denise...

Poundland stabbing: NHS Trust criticised.

A coroner has criticised an NHS trust over how it treated a schizophrenic drug addict who stabbed a man to death in a Poundland store. Trevor Joyce attacked Justin Skrebowski with a knife from the shop in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in December 2015. ...

National review into mental health trust failings.

A national review has been ordered into "significant failings" at a former mental health trust dating back more than a decade. The parliamentary and health service ombudsman found care shortcomings by the former North Essex Partnership University...

Former company director sentenced for safety breaches.

A former director of the now-dissolved landscaping and concrete company, RK United, has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in an incident in Leeds. Leeds Crown Court heard that on 25 August 2016, a worker at RK...

Heart Patient Let Down By Negligent GP Due Big Damages Award

GPs work under great pressure but, where they make negligent mistakes that cause injury to patients, it is only right that compensation is paid. In one case, a man with a heart condition who suffered a catastrophic faint after his doctor failed to refer him...

Civil engineering company fined after fatal accident.

A civil engineering company was fined £75,000 with £24,482.80 costs after a worker was crushed to death between a digger and a dumper on a Sheffield building site. Sheffield Crown Court heard that in December 2014, RMB Contractors, of...

Significant care failings at GOSH

A coroner’s investigation into the death of a Scottish teenager has found significant failings in her care at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Amy Allan, from Dalry, North Ayrshire, was 14 when she died in September 2018 following spine surgery at the...

Girl Starved of Oxygen at Birth Achieves £18 Million Settlement

The ever-increasing cost of professional care, combined with low returns on capital investments, have necessarily led to an escalation in the value of damages awards to victims of clinical negligence. The point was underlined by a case in which a...

Seeking Legal Advice May Safeguard Your Disabled Child's Future

Many parents of children who are born disabled care for them alone without any support. However, as a High Court case showed, looking into the exact circumstances surrounding the birth to see if there are grounds for pursuing a personal injury claim is a...

Millions in Damages for Nine-Year-Old Victim of Hospital Diagnosis Error

Despite the best efforts of the NHS, it is inevitable that medical mistakes are sometimes made and, when they are, it is important to ensure that victims are fairly compensated. One such case, brought on behalf of a nine-year-old boy left gravely disabled...
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