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It’s time for the bereavement damages postcode lottery to end – we’re hoping APIL’s latest campaign will help

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Following research by APIL into the postcode lottery of statutory bereavement damages in the United Kingdom, Ali Cloak shares hers and our wider team’s views on the current state of compensation for a bereavement.

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24 May 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Ali Cloak acts for family bereaved by avoidable sepsis death

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In October 2018, our client Mr C attended the Emergency Department of the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital in Lancashire, having called an ambulance after he woke up with slurred speech.

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10 May 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion, PI Tech

Artificial Intelligence: the future of diagnosing wrist fractures?

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A recent study has shown that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help radiologists identify a fractured scaphoid, a commonly sustained but often missed fracture to one of the small bones in the wrist.

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6 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£40,000 for negligent treatment of pressure sore at Southmead Hospital

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£40,000 compensation for the estate of a deceased 71 year old man in a claim against Bristol North NHS Trust for the negligent treatment of a pressure sore.

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18 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Statutory bereavement award increased from 1 May 2020

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Earlier this month, the statutory bereavement award in England & Wales was increased. This blog explains about the change in the bereavement award and when the award is payable to those bringing a claim.

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3 April 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What is the effect of Coronavirus on ongoing inquests and coroner’s investigations

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Coronavirus is having a major impact on nearly all aspects of our lives. But what if you were already due to have an inquest hearing to find out how a loved one died? What do you do if you were awaiting information from the coroner just before the outbreak?

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13 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion

Recent reports highlight continuing tragedy of prison deaths

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Following the latest statistics on prison deaths in England, Ali Cloak considers the alarming findings and explores the inequality of funding for families in prison inquests.

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10 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion, PI Tech

How is technology changing how post mortems are performed?

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As part of her work considering all aspects of inquest law, Ali Cloak, considers the increasing use of post-mortem imaging to determine a cause of death as an alternative to an invasive surgical autopsy.

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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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