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Care Home Fees and the Deliberate Deprivation of Assets – Word of Warning

Posted by , Trainee Solicitor

Over the next 20 years the number of people aged 65 and over is estimated to increase by nearly 50%, a total of approximately 4.75 million people. This means that increasing numbers of families are having to consider the costs of paying for care at a nursing or residential home, costs which are now exceeding £1,000 on average per week.

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31 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Claim for Mesothelioma sufferer – a Mum who laundered her son’s work clothes who died in 2003 settled (more than) 10 years after the expiry of the limitation period.

Posted by , Partner

In this mesothelioma claim case, Helen Childs, partner and head of our Industrial Diseases team, successfully settled a claim for mesothelioma after Mr B, our client, had settled his claim for pleural plaques on a “full and final settlement” basis some years previously.

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10 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Family, Family, Opinion

Thinking of a fresh start? – How will divorce shape your financial future?

Posted by , Partner

“During our marriage, I’ve worked part-time while looking after our children so my pension savings are much smaller than my partners. I’ve heard that women are entitled to a share of their husband’s pension on divorce. Is this true?” 

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29 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Industrial Diseases Team secures £160,000 for carpenter with mesothelioma

Posted by , Associate

Mr Hawksworth instructed Royds Withy King following his diagnosis with malignant mesothelioma.

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7 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Compensation recovered for family of deceased carpenter with asbestos-related cancer

Posted by , Associate

Royds Withy King were instructed by the family of Mr B who had recently passed away from malignant mesothelioma.

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7 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Compensation recovered for Army serviceman for mesothelioma

Posted by , Associate

In July 2016 our specialist asbestos disease solicitor, Jennifer Seavor, was instructed by Mr T who had been diagnosed with sarcomatoid mesothelioma in May 2016.

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20 October 2017 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Case update – admission of liability secured in GBS brain injury case

Posted by , Partner

Kerstin Kubiak, partner in Royds Withy King’s specialist medical negligence department, secured an admission of liability for a 19-year-old’s brain injury, suffered following a delay in diagnosis of his Group B Strep infection.

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19 September 2017 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Pipefitter’s asbestosis claim settles for £15,000 on a provisional damages basis

Posted by , Partner

In this asbestosis claim case, our Industrial Diseases team secured provisional damages of £15,000 for a former pipefitter diagnosed with asbestosis.

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29 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£8,700,000 awarded for oxygen deprivation during birth

Posted by , Partner

Kerstin Kubiak acted for J, a 20 year man who suffered oxygen deprivation during his birth as a result of the hospital medical staff failing to react to a deterioration in his heart rate during labour and failing to undertake an immediate forceps delivery.

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29 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£11,400,000 for negligent failure to proceed to a caesarean section

Posted by , Partner

Tracy Norris-Evans, a highly experienced Partner in the firm, represented the Claimant. The Claimant who was one of twins, should have been delivered by elective caesarean section, rather than attempting a natural delivery and during the course of the delivery there was a negligent failure to proceed to a caesarean section earlier and negligence in attempting an instrumental delivery.

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29 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£9,570,000 awarded for oxygen deprivation during birth

Posted by , Partner

Kerstin Kubiak, Partner and birth injury specialist, acted for a 9 year old girl who suffered oxygen deprivation during her birth as a result of the hospital trust staff failing to react to signs of fetal distress and failing to undertake an emergency caesarean section.

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29 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£6.6 million compensation for injuries due to negligent delay in delivery

Posted by , Lead Partner, Business Development

Royds Withy King’s Paul Rumley and Hannah Blackwell recently acted for a 9 year old boy, in a claim for damages for severe injuries suffered around the time of his birth.

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