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Why should you entrust your baby loss claim to Clarke Willmott?

The loss of a baby is likely to be the most life shattering, stressful and emotionally charged event in your life. You will experience a series of thoughts and emotions ranging from anger and upset, to denial and a need to search for answers. You will need experienced, expert and...

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Law change to allow some bereaved partners to receive compensation

Important update for cohabiting couples following a bereavement A claim for compensation is rarely at the forefront of a person’s mind following the death of a friend, partner or relative. However, if a legal claim is to be brought, it can include a claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate...

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Do your part to help everyone stay safe | Injury prevention week 2020

According to Government figures published in September 2019, there were 122,635 road traffic accidents in Great Britain the previous year, of which a staggering 24,836 involved fatal or serious injuries. The World Health Organization reports that approximately 1.35 million people die worldwide each year as a result of road traffic...

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: Early Diagnosis and Treatment

Every day around 45 people in the UK will die from bowel cancer. While the number of people surviving bowel cancer has doubled in the last 40 years, deaths from bowel cancer continue to be high. Bowel cancer (or colorectal cancer as it is also known) is cancer of the...

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The price of love

An underwhelming valentine’s gift On and around Valentine’s Day I often think of the clients whose fatal accident cases I have settled. They may now be secure financially, but have they been able to move on and start a new life with a new partner? For me the best part...

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Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba and Gross Negligence Manslaughter

A time for reflection, a need to re-focus It is hard to believe that almost 3 years have passed since we began to look at the influx of gross negligence manslaughter cases being brought against doctors, in our blog “A dark approach to clinical responsibility”. 2015 saw prosecutions brought against...

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Worrying statistics about unexpected deaths in hospitals across the Black Country

What is the problem in Black Country Hospitals? Marguarita Tyne, a clinical negligence expert at Clarke Willmott, is supporting calls for a rigorous investigation into worrying statistics about unexpected deaths in hospitals across the Black Country. Marguarita has been reviewing the emerging evidence in recent reports issued. Figures from NHS...

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Gosport War Memorial Hospital deaths

A very English scandal The news that an independent panel has established that the lives of 456 patients at Gosport War memorial had their lives shortened by over prescription of pain relieving medication and that a further 200 more may have suffered the same fate may come as a surprise...

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Data on hospital deaths to be made public

All NHS hospitals to disclose data relating to avoidable deaths The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced that all NHS hospitals will be compelled to disclose data relating to avoidable deaths in hospital care. The NHS estimates that up to 9,000 patients die in hospital each year due to failings...

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Robert Cox and the care of vulnerable adults

The mother of a man fatally stabbed while at a hostel for people with mental health problems has spoken of her disappointment in his care and said ‘there needs to be a joined up approach to care of vulnerable adults.’ Robert Cox, 24, was stabbed to death at a hostel...

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