June 2016 Archive

Do you have Glastonbury ankle?

Posted on

So, first things first – hands up if you went to Glastonbury this year? Those with their hands still up – are you suffering from the new medical phenomenon known as "Glastonbury ankle" ? More …

Surgeon struck off after 'accidental' removal of testicle

Posted by on

The patient was undergoing surgery to repair bilateral herniae and to remove an epididymal cyst. instead of removing the cyst, the surgeon actually removed the entire testicle. More …

Should Defendants in child abuse cases only be identified when charged?

Posted by on

Watching BBC’s Breakfast News, I heard Cliff Richard talk about his ordeal. Sir Cliff was subjected to an investigation by the police which lasted 18 months, during which he was never charged. More …

Report warns South West NHS 111 service is putting lives at risk

Posted by on

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has recently rated the South West NHS 111 service as 'inadequate' after concerns were raised that the triage system was not good enough. More …

Parents need more input into investigations into baby deaths

Posted by on

The report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists into how problems during labour are investigated makes for troubled reading. This is a preliminary report, with the final version due in 2017. More …

A sensible approach on trial costs

Posted by on

We seem to be going through a time of significant change in the personal injury arena, with many changes not favouring the Claimant. Therefore, I was recently pleased to see that common sense prevailed in an appealed road traffic accident case. More …

Our hopes for the Queen Alexandra Hospital

Posted by on

I was disappointed to hear a report on Radio 4 yesterday stating that the Care Quality Commission had rated the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth as inadequate. More so because this is my local hospital and my first port of call for emergency care. More …

What would Brexit do to motor insurance?

Posted by on

When thinking about the Brexit debate, it struck me that if we do leave, then decades of case law on the rights of injured motorists could be at risk. More …

BL Claims wins legal landmark ruling for people living with genetic disorders

Posted by on

A severely disabled man who was born as the result of abuse by a father against his daughter has won the right to claim compensation in a landmark legal ruling. More …