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Successful claim following insertion of incorrect knee prosthesis

At age 16 years, KV was involved in a serious road traffic accident. She sustained a fractured right femur and ruptured posterior cruciate ligament. The femoral fracture was treated conservatively in traction and healed with a degree of deformity. The posterior cruciate ligament was reconstructed using Gore-Tex in 1988. She...

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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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Helping you make a Will: which Will suits you?

Arguably the most important document the average person will sign during their lifetime is a Will; after all, which other document deals with all your assets and decides who will receive them after your death? Many people delay making a Will, perhaps because dying seems too remote an event, or...

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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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“I always told him he needed a good lawyer”

Television drama has been a necessary diversion during these endless winter weeks of lockdown but a series currently showing on Sunday evenings has provided a useful case study in what not to do if you wish to ensure your family is taken care of following your sudden death. “Finding Alice”...

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Clarke Willmott successfully settle medical negligence claim

MW had a history of depression and self-harm from the age of 12. She had previously taken anti-depressants and her condition was stable. Falling pregnant in late 2016, MW attended her first antenatal appointment at 10 weeks gestation and the pregnancy was deemed low risk. At this first appointment, MW...

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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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A Princely sum: the cost of getting probate valuations wrong

Prince’s estate has generated controversy since his death with reports of long-running family disputes. In the latest development it appears that the estate has fallen foul of the IRS as according to the US revenue authorities the executors have allegedly undervalued the estate by 50%. As a result the IRS...

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Landowning issues in lockdown

At the time of writing this blog, we find ourselves in the throes of another national lockdown. Lockdown 3.0 has a very different feel to the first, mostly on account of the January weather which has certainly surpassed itself with Storm Christoph being the latest to wreak havoc. Despite the...

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Why make a Will?

What happens if you die without a Will Have you ever considered what would happen if you die without a Will? Research suggests that most people would rather go on holiday than make a Will, but making a Will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for...

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