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13 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How can we reduce the cost of claims against the NHS? Ensure they follow recommended guidelines for group B strep

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On 3 December 2018 Group B Strep Support (GBSS) published its report entitled “The cost of group B strep infection”. The charity is dedicated to eradicating group B strep (GBS) infections in babies, and their report makes a number of recommendations for achieving this aim whilst also saving the NHS money.

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29 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Are medical devices compromising patient safety?

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Medical devices have dominated the news this week, following the release of a report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Ali Cloak takes a look into ‘The Implant Files’ investigation.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

Inquests

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Fatal Accident Claims

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Pressure Sores

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31 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Dozens of additional concerning cases identified at scandal-hit NHS maternity unit

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On 31 August 2018 the Health Service Journal revealed that many more cases of concerning care have been uncovered at the NHS maternity service, which is already under investigation for 23 other cases where families have been failed.

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16 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The latest on the Parental Bereavement Bill

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Ali Cloak takes a look at the latest development on the Parental Bereavement Bill, which is now set to become law, and what this means for bereaved parents.

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14 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Recent inquest appeal lowers threshold for establishing that someone has committed suicide

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In a judgment published on 26 July 2018, the High Court has changed the legal test to be applied in inquests when determining whether or not a person committed suicide.

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7 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is the Government finally ready to end inequality against families at inquests?

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An inquest into the death of a loved one is a difficult and emotional process. Without legal representation, it is the task of the families themselves to ask the right questions during the inquest to try and get vital answers about the circumstances of their loved one’s death. However, in the past the government has made this more difficult than it needs to be. So have recent calls to change been heeded?

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31 July 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Shocking statistics show how the state continues to fail to protect lives

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Official figures released on 25 July have shown that deaths in police custody have risen by nearly 65% to their highest figure in 10 years, with 23 people dying in the last year alone. These deaths occurred either in police cells or whilst being taken to hospital following detention in a police cell or arrest.

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Tips for seeking legal advice – #SolicitorChat

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Our team got involved with the Law Society’s #SolicitorChat initiative, to help people on social media understand key topics around the legal profession. This time, Ali Cloak and Mark Hambleton offered their perspectives on instructing a solicitor.

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12 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The new Children’s Funeral Fund: what is it and who does it help?

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New Government funding announced last month means that no local authority will now be able to charge parents for the burial or cremation of children who have passed away.

This announcement follows a 28-year campaign by the MP Carolyn Harris and means that parents who are in the devastating position of losing their child will not have to struggle financially to provide their child with a dignified and respectful funeral.

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