Medical and clinical negligence claims

My visit to Dorset Orthopaedics

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Patricia wakeford visited the Dorset Orthopaedics' Ringwood Office to see how they help their clients. Read about her visit here. More …

The costs conundrum: Access to justice but at what price?

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Elizabeth O'Mahony discusses the costs of getting access to justice in PI Brief Update. More …

Grimstone V Epsom and ST Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust - no consent for hip operation

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The Claimant underwent a hip replacement at the Defendant’s hospital. The surgeon had recommended a relatively new device, a “Mitch PER” which was designed to conserve as much bone as possible. More …

Webb v Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust - shoulder dystocia

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This case was based on the allegation that a Caesarean section was indicated at various times for the Claimant during labour but the Defendant Trust was negligent by proceeding to vaginal delivery. More …

Patient autonomy and material risk

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The Supreme Court provided a judgement on a case concerning a pregnant woman with diabetes. Shoulder dystocia occurred at delivery and the baby suffered cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy. 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 …

£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 …

Court orders emergency interim payment

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We look at the case of Hayes v Kingston Hospital NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 2321 (QB), where the claimant made an application under CPR rule 25.7 for an interim payment of £1.6 million. More …

Failure to diagnose meningitis - a GP's duty

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In the case of Coakley v Rose [2014] EWHC 1790 (QB), His Honour Judge Oliver-Jones QC found the Defendant GP, in breach of duty, for failing to diagnose a 42 year old woman with bacterial meningitis. More …

The value of a claim

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"I'm not doing this for the money" is something that as a clinical negligence solicitor I often hear from my clients. More …