Blog: Medical Negligence Law

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21 April 2022

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust -v- Natasha Colley: Contempt of Court

This blog summarises the position when a Defendant submits an application to commit a Claimant’s Litigation Friend for contempt of Court for false statements made in a document verified by a statement of truth.

Richard Lodge

7 April 2022

Cojanu -v- Essex Partnership University NHS Trust: Update on Fundamental Dishonesty

On 2 February 2022 Mr Justice Richie gave Judgment on Cojanu, a clinical negligence claim where the Defendant advanced a defence of fundamental dishonesty.

Richard Lodge

6 April 2022

Requesting Medical Records after a death

Losing a loved one when you think it may be because they received poor medical care is incredibly stressful at a time when family and friends are grieving their loss.  Often, people want to see a written record of the final days of their loved one and what happened to them, or they might want to go through years of records to ascertain whether there was diagnosis that may have been missed, such as cancer.

Richard Lodge

5 April 2022

Ockenden Report: inadequate investigations into deaths of mothers and babies and a culture of silence

Last week the Ockenden report was finally published. A team of Midwives and Doctors, headed by Midwife, Donna Ockenden reviewed the maternity care given to 1,148 families between 2000 – 2019. The report made for shocking reading.

Kirsty Allen

27 October 2021

Breast Cancer: The Most Common Cancer in the UK

Breast cancer accounts for almost 15% of all new cancer cases and affects both men and women.  There are an estimated 150 new cases every day.  Sarah Harding’s death earlier this year was a tragic reminder that breast cancer also affects young and premenopausal women.

Eurydice Cote

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