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’.
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.
The publicity surrounding the alarming statistic that in one in every 5 births there are lapses that lead to mistakes is scary. Jeremy Hunt’s desire to make it his “top priority” to tackle these incidents is a step in the right direction because any mistake in maternity care can have devastating consequences.
For those hoping for confirmation of what approach the judiciary is going to take now that JR is settled, sadly, this blog cannot provide that. However, this blog does take stock of the current situation, looks at how we got here and tries to offer some insight into where we might be going.