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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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13 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Six-figure settlement secured for client following negligent orthopaedic surgery

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Mrs L brought suffered prolonged pain and disability as a result of a negligent knee replacement. Mrs L, represented by Ali Cloak, received a six-figure sum in compensation.

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Seven-figure settlement secured for client who underwent amputation due to negligent orthopaedic treatment

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Ali Cloak, Senior Associate in our Bath office, secured a seven-figure sum for her client who was had to undergo an amputation following negligent treatment on the part of her orthopaedic surgeon, and later, her GP.

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15 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Dying Matters Awareness Week: grieving when you don’t know how or why your loved one died

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Dying Matters is a national coalition of organisations that aim to help people talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. This year, starting on 13 May, the national awareness week will join with organisations to help raise the public’s consciousness of this difficult and distressing topic.

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9 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

What might happen now a criminal investigation has been launched into medical deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital?

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The police have announced that they will be undertaking a new criminal investigation into the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. More than 456 patients had their lives cut short by being administered high doses of opiate painkillers such as morphine between 1987 and 2001. Ali Cloak from our Inquests team takes a look at what might happen as a result.

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