Legal Updates

20 August 2019

Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Limitation Period

If you are considering claiming  compensation for medical negligence or personal injury, it is important to be aware of the time limit for making a claim.   This time limit is known as the ‘limitation period’. 

Punam Sood

24 July 2019

Ureter damage following a hysterectomy

In the recently reported case of JD V Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Ms JD, a 42-year-old woman was awarded £45,000 after she suffered damage to her ureter during a hysterectomy in November 2017.

Punam Sood

7 February 2018

Medical Mistakes

In 2015 Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba was convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence following the death of 6 year old Jack Adcock, who had been a patient in Dr Bawa-Garba’s care at the Leicester Royal Infirmary in 2011.  

Terrence Donovan

2 February 2018

"Not all lawyers are ambulance chasers"

It was good to hear Niall Dickson, the Chief Executive of NHS Confederation, on this morning's BBC Radio Four Today programme acknowledge that "not all lawyers are ambulance chasers". He was considering the rise in the cost to the NHS of medical negligence claims.

Kate Rohde

23 January 2018

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury quarterly newsletter - 4th quarter 2017

The final quarter of 2017 continued to be an active one within the field of medical negligence.  Consultations and Parliamentary reports continued to flow.  The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) produced a report on 1 December 2017 stating that the government was continuing to be complacent in relation to learning from mistakes from clinical negligence claims.  There has been a quadruple increase in the cost of clinical negligence which PAC attribute to the failure to identify key re-occurring mistakes and learning from those mistakes.  The committee advocated a shift from the current NHS "defensiveness" position to a learning from mistakes culture.

Richard Lodge

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