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19 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How should babies with meningitis symptoms be treated? The issues shown in negligence cases

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Simon Elliman, head of our Medical Negligence team, looks at how negligence cases can inform us as to the issues which cause serious injury and even death when meningitis is not treated properly.

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17 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

‘Never Events’ – when injury is wholly preventable, but happens anyway

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Simon Elliman considers the concept of ‘Never Events’ – serious incidents which should always be avoidable – and asks why they continue to occur.

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16 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

£3.14 million compensation for delayed diagnosis leading to amputation

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Simon Elliman recovered £3.14 million for L,  a female client who became tetraplegic as a result of a delay in diagnosing and treating a spinal abscess.

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£825,000 for negligent delays leading to amputations

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A client, represented by Simon Elliman, recovered damages of £825,000 for a claim involving delays in providing surgical treatment, leading to sepsis, partial amputation of both thumbs, two fingers and all ten toes, and ultimately a below knee amputation of her left leg.

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12 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

The duty of candour five years on – has it had much of an impact?

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What has been the effect of the duty of candour, and guidelines issued under it, nearly five years on from the introduction of the duty? Simon Elliman, head of our Medical Negligence team, takes a look.

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29 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Justice for family of George Taylor (Wolverhampton) construction worker

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We were instructed by Mr H in March 2016 to investigate a claim for compensation arising from his diagnosis of lung cancer in January 2016.

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Steel worker receives compensation from Corus

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We were instructed by Alan to pursue a claim for compensation after he received the devastating news that he had mesothelioma.

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Posthumous settlement for the family of mesothelioma victim against Thomas W Ward Ltd

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Maggie Powell of Royds Withy King Solicitors was instructed by Mrs X to pursue a claim for compensation following the sad death of her husband at the age of 67 in April 2017.

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Widower of secondary exposure victim obtains damages from Kodak Ltd

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Rose Levens, much loved wife of Albert, sadly died of mesothelioma on 5 August 2015.

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COLLIERY WORKERS FAMILY RECEIVE SIX FIGURE COMPENSATION FOR MESOTHELIOMA WITHIN A WEEK OF THE TRIAL DATE

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Mr Ferguson left school at the age of 14 and went to work at Fishburn Colliery in County Durham. Following nationalisation he undertook an apprenticeship with the National Coal Board (NCB) as a blacksmith and remained working for the NCB at Fishburn Colliery until 1968.

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LUNG CANCER CLAIM AGAINST N HOLMAN & SONS LTD (SHIP REPAIRERS)

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Mr Cooper was employed by N Holman & Sons Ltd between 1983 and 1989 as a fitter/welder working at the company’s dry dock in Penzance.

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12 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How is cauda equina syndrome caused by negligence?

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Simon Elliman, partner and head of our Medical Negligence team, helps explain when cauda equina syndrome can be caused by negligent medical treatment.

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