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Clarke Willmott successfully settle difficult spinal injury case

CM was on a bouncy castle when he landed awkwardly on his neck. An ambulance was called and he was immobilised at the scene and taken to hospital. The hospital carried out x-rays of his spine which confirmed an L1 fracture which was unfortunately missed by clinicians. He was discharged ...

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Successful settlement for surgical injury

Gemma Osgood had recently achieved settlement of a claim where our client’s bowel was injured during a hysterectomy. KP was booked in for a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The operation was carried out on Tuesday 13th February 2018. It was complicated by dense adhesions and the surgeon was unable...

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Clarke Willmott successfully settle fatal accidents claim

Clarke Willmott have recently settled a claim following the death of an 19 year old boy, LW. The claim was brought by LW’s father. At the time of his death, LW had been staying at a respite centre. He had been attending the centre for many years prior to his...

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Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch release their independent report on delays in intrapartum intervention

Approximately 650,000 babies are born each year in England and Wales (Office for National Statistics, 2019); the vast majority are delivered safely. However, England and Wales have higher numbers of babies who are stillborn and neonatal deaths compared to other high-income countries. Background to the HSIB Report In 2014 the...

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Sharp rise in stillbirths due to COVID-19

Between 9 and 15 October 2020 we supported Bliss’ Baby Loss Awareness Week. Sadly, only a few weeks after Baby Loss Awareness Week, it has been reported that there was a considerable increase in rates of stillbirth between April and June 2020 compared to the same period last year. On...

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Compensation obtained for delay in diagnosis of ovarian cancer

Negotiations took place and settlement was reached in the sum of £10,000 Ms N first attended the gynaecology clinic in April 2015 with a three month history of lower abdominal pain and dysuria. An ultrasound scan noted that the right ovary contained a cyst. By June 2016 the Claimant had...

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Clarke Willmott successfully claim compensation for clinical negligence following cosmetic procedure

Damages obtained for client left with permanent scarring to her nose On 28 October 2019 Mrs K saw the Defendant. She had been treated by him previously in 2011 for spots around her mouth and then in February 2016 for spots on her nose. The spots came back again on...

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Prevention is indeed better than cure…

The Public Policy Research think tank, IPPR, has published a timely report (coming ahead of APIL’s Injury Prevention Week) calling for the UK Government to act on the renewed focus on public health to inform the public on the role of injury prevention in public heath, both physical and mental,...

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Why did the total value of NHS clinical negligence claims fall in 2019/2020?

NHS Resolution’s annual report states that the total value of clinical negligence payments for 2019/20 had fallen from £2,359.9m in 2018/19 to £2,324.2m in 2019/20. Though a relatively small decrease of 1.5%, we would expect the total value of clinical negligence payments to increase year on year. So, what caused...

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Government funded scheme that compensates victims of violent crime to be reviewed

The Ministry of Justice has announced a review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme to determine whether the scheme remains fit for purpose. The government funded scheme exists to recognise the harm experienced by victims of violent crime in Great Britain, including sexual assault and domestic terror attacks, through compensation. A...

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