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 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.
On 8 July, the Telegraph reported that Edyta Mordel and her partner were suing the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust for the fact they had a child born with Down's Syndrome. The claim against the Trust is on the basis that had they been told about the diagnosis, they would have chosen to terminate the pregnancy. Instead they gave birth to a healthy baby boy affected by Down's.
Last week saw Disorders of the Corpus Callosum Awareness Day, an annual event on 2 July to raise awareness of these relatively unknown conditions. In this blog, Suzanne Farg offers advice for parents regarding bringing a claim relating to Disorders of the Corpus Callosum and other congenital abnormalities.
Ms Brushett succeeded in bringing a personal injury claim after she stepped into the path of an oncoming cyclist, Mr Hazeldean, while looking at her phone. Mr Hazeldean was passing through a green light at the time. However, the trial judge found Mr Hazeldean equally responsible for the collision as he had failed to cycle with reasonable care and skill which meant he had to pay damages.