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21 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Parents in claim for financial compensation relating to their daughter’s death

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Ali Cloak recently acted for the parents of a young woman, who took her own life whilst detained under a mental health section.

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Inquest into hospital failings and a claim for financial compensation

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Coroner demands changes to hospital prescription system after staff failures caused death of 18 year old.

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A claim for financial compensation relating to daughter’s death

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Ali Cloak recently acted for the parents of a young woman, who took her own life whilst detained under a mental health section.

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27 April 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Hillsborough inquest: Jury concludes that 96 victims were unlawfully killed

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On 26 April 2016, the jury returned their conclusion in the new Hillsborough inquest after two years of hearing evidence. Ali Cloak, specialist inquests solicitor, considers the nature of the disaster and why the conclusion has only just been delivered in respect of 96 football fans who lost their lives in 1989.

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20 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The importance of prompt diagnosis of broken bones

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It is no secret that our Accident and Emergency Departments are being put under ever increasing pressure. This is set to escalate if the recent weather reports predicting four months of snow fall are to be believed. It is at this time that the NHS needs to ensure patients are cared for and treated correctly, no more so than in respect of treating broken bones. So what are the issues and what can be done to ensure an appropriate standard of care for all patients at this busy time?

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28 October 2015 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Inquests: Post morem examination

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I have written previously about the circumstances in which a Coroner should open an Inquest following a death, and also the purpose of Pre-Inquest Review hearings. This blog considers the role of the post-mortem in the context of a Coroner’s inquiry.

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2 October 2015 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, News

Inquest jury concludes police taser is most likely cause of death

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An inquest into the death of a Plymouth man has concluded that a Taser fired by a police officer was the most probable cause of a fire which killed him.

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27 October 2014 0 Comments Posted in Featured, News, News, Events & Opinion

Withy King specialist wins Bath Solicitor of the Year

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A clinical negligence specialist has won the Bath Solicitor of the Year award at a ceremony in Bristol attended by over 300 law firm representatives and committee dignitaries. Ali Cloak, a solicitor in the Medical Negligence team at Withy King, won …

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1 July 2014 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

July 2014: Group B Strep Awareness Month

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Ali Cloak, solicitor in our Clinical Negligence team, explains why more needs to be done to reduce the number of babies being severely harmed or dying from GBS infection.

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14 March 2014 0 Comments Posted in Life, Medical Negligence

High Court case stresses the importance of Pre-Inquest Review hearings

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In the recent case of Brown v HM Coroner for Norfolk the Chief Coroner, HHJ Thornton QC gave some much needed guidance on Pre-Inquest Review hearings, which will hopefully ensure consistency across the country for bereaved families.

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30 October 2012 0 Comments Posted in News

Bristol JLD Ball a success

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The Bristol Junior Lawyers Division’s annual charitable ball in May raised £2856.91 for their charity of the year, the Alzheimer’s Society. Ball organiser, Ali Batchelor (Withy King LLP), was thrilled with the outcome: “It’s a great amount to be raised …

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