Claimants given costs boost in inheritance disputes – Hirachand v Hirachand
Kelly Hall discusses the findings in the Lancet Oncology's 2010 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.
The BBC recently reported on a Scottish Fatal Accident Inquiry which criticised standards of care provided to three patients who had their gallbladders removed via laparascopic (more commonly known as keyhole) surgery in 2006.
This recent Radio 4 programme highlighted a statistic that is perhaps surprising to some: that one in ten patients in NHS acute care suffers injury or death from treatment in hospital. Their problems are frequently compounded by an evasive and defensive response from the physicians.
The BBC recently reported on the sad case of a 19 year old UK serviceman, home on leave, who was killed after being struck by a car on an unlit road in the early hours of Christmas Day. North Somerset Council had implemented a cost saving scheme whereby street lighting is turned off in certain areas between the hours of midnight and 05.00. Members of the soldier’s family believe that that the part-night street lighting scheme was a factor in his death.
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