Personal Injury, Serious Injury & Clinical Negligence

Serious Injury and Clinical Negligence Newsletter – May 2017

We are pleased to present the May 2017 edition of our Serious Injury & Clinical Negligence newsletter from the Clarke Willmott claims team.

Our aim is to provide you with a brief overview of key developments and issues in the field of serious injury and clinical negligence.

Chris Thorne takes over as head of serious injury and medical negligence

Martin Pettingell, who has led the serious injury and clinical negligence department at Clarke Willmott in its various guises for more than 15 years, has stepped down as head of the department.

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Philip Edwards weighs in on compensation debate for the seriously injured

One of our leading personal injury solicitors has had his say on the way damages are awarded for people who face long term financial losses as a result of serious injuries, and has influenced a Ministry of Justice consultation on the subject.

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#UnitedAirlinesAssault – The modern PI claim

If you are on social media (or watch any news programme), you won’t have been able to escape the #UnitedAirlinesAssault story that has dominated the headlines in the lead up to Easter. The tale of a doctor being forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight with such force that he is said to have suffered a broken nose and teeth has gripped individuals and businesses alike, with competitors coming up with witty tag lines to seize upon the media storm.

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Case study: compensation recovered for patient administered medication known to cause reaction

G v Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust

G instructed Clarke Willmott LLP to act for her in a claim for clinical negligence following administration of the drug Cyclizine following admission to hospital in September 2015.

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Royal Berkshire NHS Trust failed in care of newborn baby

The parents of a newborn baby who tragically died two days after birth instructed Kerry Fifield, Partner, to act in September 2013.

Mrs Frances Sewell, who lives in Reading with her husband Darren, gave birth to Spencer on 2 September 2013 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. As a result of negligent treatment he was in extremely poor health at birth and died on September 4 in John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

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