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24 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Client who lost use of his right thumb due to negligence secures settlement

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Ali Cloak recovered damages for T, a client who lost the use of his right thumb after a failure to identify the extent of his fractured thumb and failing to provide him with the necessary treatment.

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Five-figure sum for 16 year old who developed knee problems as a result of a delayed diagnosis

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Ali Cloak recovered five-figure sum for B, a 16 year old client who suffered a meniscal tear in her knee which went undiagnosed for nearly six weeks resulting in the need for a substantial operation and a likelihood of significant knee problems in later life.

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£30,000 secured for negligent treatment of broken wrist

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Ali Cloak recovered £30,000 for L, a client who suffered loss of mobility in her wrist as a result of a failure of medical staff to recognise that her broken wrist was not healing correctly .

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11 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Baby loss, stillbirths and the inquest process: information for parents and families

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When a family experiences the loss of a baby, it can be difficult to know where to go to get answers. Here, Ali Cloak from our inquests team helps you understand the process.

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10 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What you need to know this World Suicide Prevention Day

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Our inquest specialist, Ali Cloak, works with families who have sadly been bereaved by suicide and helps them through the inquest process that looks at how their loved one came to take their own life. Here, on World Suicide Prevention Day, she considers the recent statistics released about increased suicide rates in the UK and Ireland.

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21 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

Inquest factsheet

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19 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£66,000 for client who underwent negligent tendonitis treatment

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Ali Cloak acted for L, a 46 year old woman who received negligent treatment of her tendonitis in her ankle when she attended her GP surgery.

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15 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

A look at the Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019

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Ali Cloak, senior associate at Royds Withy King, considers the key provisions of the Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1112 and likely practical implications on coronial procedure as well as future developments.

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5 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

£28,000 secured for client who developed phobia of hospitals after regaining consciousness during operation

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Ali Cloak acted for M, a 40 year old woman who experienced a period of anaesthetic awareness – or being awake during an operation – and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and a phobia of hospitals.

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Root cause analysis reports and serious incident reports: what are they and can I challenge one?

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Incident reports are intended to establish the causes and contributory factors of a death or other avoidable event. For this reason they are very important, and something that should be taken very seriously by the trust or organisation completing them.

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10 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Will the public and press be allowed to watch an inquest?

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One of the questions that I get asked when representing families at inquest hearings is: who is allowed to be in the court room, and are the media or press allowed to attend? Understandably, families can be concerned that something very personal to them may become public.

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2 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Pro bono inquests: can someone represent me at an inquest for free?

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If you want to find out more about your options for funding an inquest into the death of someone close to you, Ali Cloak – Senior Associate and expert in inquests – is here to help you understand your next steps.

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