October 2014 Archive

Fireworks Night: Enjoy yourself without becoming a casualty

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There are not many of us who do not enjoy a fabulous display of fireworks. Of course some may simply enjoy a few fireworks in the garden, perhaps with family and friends, even roasting the odd marshmallow or two on the bonfire. A few cannot abide the thought of such an event! More …

Couple must pay £100,000 to girl kept as slave

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The BBC have recently reported that Manchester Crown Court has ordered a couple from Salford to pay £100,000 to a deaf girl from Pakistan, whom they kept as a slave for nine years. More …

What is a default judgment in a clinical negligence case?

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The claimant in a clinical negligence case sends out a Letter of Claim. The defendant admits breach of duty and some damage, but disputes causation of the damage alleged by the claimant. What happens next? More …

Spinal Cord Regeneration Hope

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Watching the Breakfast News on 21 October 2014, I was intrigued to hear about a Polish gentleman who having previously suffered from a serious spinal injury accident, had apparently regained some sensory and motor function. More …

£115,000 awarded for pressure sores together with past and future care

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The Claimant was a 61 year old who was admitted to hospital with a condition known as transverse myelitis, she became paralysed. During an extended period of hospitalisation the Claimant developed a number of pressure sores with consequent osteomyelitis, flexion contractures More …