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12 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Successful fatal claim for delayed treatment of aortic stenosis

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A case was brought by the daughter of T – a relatively elderly lady who suffered from aortic stenosis.

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12 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£85,000 settlement for fatally negligent failure to monitor aortic stenosis

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In this very sad case, a claim was brought by the widow of a patient who had experienced negligent treatment of aortic stenosis. To protect the family’s privacy, here we will refer to him as P.

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18 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Statutory bereavement award increased from 1 May 2020

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Earlier this month, the statutory bereavement award in England & Wales was increased. This blog explains about the change in the bereavement award and when the award is payable to those bringing a claim.

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23 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

SeeSaw: the charity helping people to cope with loss as a community

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Lucy Crawford from our Medical Negligence team highlights one charity from Oxfordshire that helps people to cope with loss by creating a sense of community – here’s how you can help them.

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17 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The story of Sands: in conversation with Bel Mooney

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Sarah White from our Medical Negligence team speaks to the co-founder and patron of Sands, a charity dedicated to supporting people who have experienced neonatal loss or stillbirth.

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4 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What you need to know about East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust

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You may have seen a lot about East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust in the news, but what actually happened and what is the Government aiming to do about it? Lucy Crawford explains.

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3 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

When can someone be considered a secondary victim?

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When proceeding with a claim for the death of someone close to you, it can be difficult to understand when a claim can also be made for a secondary victim. Here, Lucy Crawford from our fatal claims team explains.

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2 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The statutory bereavement payment – is it the only compensation available after someone dies from negligence?

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If you are considering bringing a claim for negligence against a hospital after someone you love has died, or perhaps against another treatment or care provider, then you may be wondering what level of compensation you could receive.

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17 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How to spot pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome – a story from our team

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Pre-eclampsia, and complications resulting from it, can be fatal to unborn babies. Here, Lucy Crawford tells of her own experience of HELLP syndrome in the hope that it will help expectant mums spot the signs of pre-eclampsia.

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9 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Baby Loss Awareness Week – four things you should know

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Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place from 9 to 15 October every year and aims to raise awareness of key issues that affect people who have lost babies in the UK, hopefully helping to break the silence regarding infant loss which is not talked about as much as it should be.

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11 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How a solicitor can help when someone close to you dies of sepsis

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Lucy Crawford from our fatal claims and inquests team helps you to understand how solicitors can assist when a loved one dies of sepsis.

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15 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

A look at the Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019

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Ali Cloak, senior associate at Royds Withy King, considers the key provisions of the Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1112 and likely practical implications on coronial procedure as well as future developments.

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