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E-scooters causing serious injuries

A few weeks ago we discussed the rules surrounding e-scooters and their use on the road. It seems that many people remain unaware of the rules and only in Government approved rental schemes can they be used on the road. However, police in Slough are saying that it seems to...

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Drink-drive clampdown

We have probably all heard the famous lyric from the song “In the Summertime” – “have a drink, have a drive, go out and see what you can find”. Whilst that song might be said to be of its time, nevertheless drink-driving over the summer months has always been concerning,...

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Clarke Willmott has recently concluded a case on behalf of the estate of RD (deceased)

RD was 62 years of age and retired when on 30 April 2017 he collapsed at home and was found unconscious on the kitchen floor by his wife, having suffered a significant bleed by mouth. Following a tonic-clonic seizure, RD was then transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Southampton, with...

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Clarke Willmott secures millions for child with cerebral palsy

Our personal injury and clinical negligence team have successfully secured over £19 million for a child with cerebral palsy. Led by senior associate Gemma Osgood, our multi-disciplinary team worked on behalf of ‘P’ who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following complications during his birth at a local birthing centre and...

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WetWheels foundation announces new trustee

Gemma Osgood, senior associate in our clinical negligence team, has taken up a voluntary position with WetWheels, a foundation which gives disabled people the opportunity to enjoy exciting experiences on water. Gemma will assist the Board in shaping the future of the charity which was set up by disabled yachtsman...

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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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