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30 April 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Compensation awarded for spinal injury caused by unnecessary surgery

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Our client, Mr R, was 84 years of age as at the date of the negligence, and 88 years of age as at the date of settlement. Mr R had spinal surgery at Salisbury District Hospital in April 2005. It was later questioned whether the surgery should in fact had taken place, as Mr R was not getting worse. His doctors should have waited to see what happened before operating.

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29 April 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Compensation for delayed diagnosis awarded after patient’s death

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Sometimes a timely diagnosis means the difference between life and death, literally. Unfortunately in this case the outcome was tragic, making the importance of a timely diagnosis all the more dramatic.

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15 February 2012 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, News

£163,500 awarded for acquired brain injury

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K was admitted to hospital with pneumonia at the age of 39. She needed to be on oxygen therapy at all times. Despite the treatment plan she was allowed to go to the toilet on her own and without her …

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7 February 2012 0 Comments Posted in News

Clinical negligence figures skew legal aid reforms debate

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Paul Rumley, a clinical negligence partner at Withy King, has highlighted concerns over the Public Accounts Committee’s approach to reporting on figures showing the potential compensation bill for the Government in clinical negligence claims (£15.7 billion), and the affect that …

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17 January 2012 0 Comments Posted in News

Withy King’s campaign against Government cuts to Legal Aid influences House of Lords debate

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Questions raised by Withy King on cuts to Legal Aid in cases of clinical negligence were highlighted by Lord Clinton-Davis in this week’s House of Lords debate on the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishing of Offenders Bill. In a letter …

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12 January 2012 0 Comments Posted in News

Government accused of using NHSLA bailout to skew clinical negligence reforms debate

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Paul Rumley, Clinical Negligence partner at Withy King, has condemned today’s news that the Government has agreed to bail out the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) to the tune of £185m. Paul, who is staunchly opposed to the proposed withdrawal of …

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20 October 2011 0 Comments Posted in News

Paul Rumley awarded for his fight against the withdrawal of Legal Aid

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Paul Rumley, Withy King’s clinical negligence partner, has received an Outstanding Achievement award for his efforts to raise awareness of the devastating impact the Government’s proposed Legal Aid Reforms Bill will have on severely disabled children. Paul’s “It’s not about …

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22 June 2011 0 Comments Posted in News

Withy King slams Governments decision to cut Legal Aid

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Withy King has today slammed the Government’s decision to cut legal aid, and vows to continue lobbying for change. The Legal Aid Reform Bill was published yesterday (21 June 2011) confirming the Government’s intention to cut legal aid, despite extensive …

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15 February 2011 0 Comments Posted in News

Will Parliament spot the real problem with legal aid cuts?

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Valentine’s Day is usually a time for the romantics among us to indulge in candlelit meals for two and succumb to overpriced greetings cards. But this year it marks something much more sinister – the end of the consultation period …

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