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Substantial compensation award for brachial plexus injury

Clarke Willmott oversees a successful brachial plexus claim Lee Hart, Head of Clarke Willmott’s Serious Injury team recently concluded a claim for compensation, recovering just under £1.5m for Mrs W who sustained a life changing injury in a road traffic collision. Circumstance of the accident Mrs W was on her...

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Cerebral palsy claim settled to secure quality of life

Negligence at birth contributed to permanent disabilities Gemma Osgood, Senior Associate of our Medical Negligence team has recently agreed settlement of a cerebral palsy claim for a family in Oxfordshire. Baby F was born at just over 30 weeks gestation. Prior to his birth his mother attended Banbury Hospital and...

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Breakthrough in diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

A portable device for diagnosing mild TBI About a million people each year attend hospital in the UK following a head injury. Fortunately, the majority suffer no lasting consequences, but for those not so lucky who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it could have lifelong consequences. The most reliable diagnosis...

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First ever compensation for man misinformed about A&E waiting times

Supreme Court rule that compensation should be paid A landmark Supreme Court ruling that compensation should be paid for an injury caused by a receptionist giving misleading information at A&E need not cause alarm throughout the NHS about increased levels of responsibility, according to specialist medical negligence solicitor Chris Thorne....

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Solicitors warn of eye appointment delays

An investigation at the Southampton General Hospital A total of 4,500 patients did not receive appointments at Southampton General Hospital for eye conditions within acceptable timeframes last year, an internal investigation by the hospital has revealed. Our solicitors who are representing one of 16 patients who suffered harm as a...

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World Mental Health Day 2018

10 October 2018 is World Mental Health Day The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has this morning announced the appointment of Jackie Doyle-Price as Minister for Suicide Prevention. She is tasked with tackling the stigma surrounding suicide in an effort to encourage more people to seek help. The Prime Minister has...

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‘Ealth & safety gone mad…

…but it might be keeping you alive The myth We know it has, we have heard it down the pub, on the bus, in the shops. “‘ealth and safety has gone mad mate”. Can’t have a conker fight in school, can’t put up hanging baskets in the park, can’t blow...

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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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Drink-drive deaths on the increase again?

“None for the road” The Department for Transport (DfT) has published new figures for the number of drink-drive fatalities for 2016, and commentators are saying there is a major cause for concern with deaths numbering 230, which is a 15% increase from the previous year. Drink-drive statistics The DfT figures...

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The Rehabilitation Code: recent case provides some much needed guidance for Case Managers

How The Rehabilitation Code works and when a Case Manager becomes independent What is The Rehabilitation Code? Brain Injury Case Managers will be familiar with “The Rehabilitation Code” – which is designed to promote co-operation between the parties to litigation and to maximise the chances of an injured person receiving...

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