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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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14 August 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Is there a problem with basic asthma care in England & Wales?

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Asthma deaths in England and Wales ‘at highest level for a decade’. The charity Asthma UK says a lack of basic asthma care could be behind the increase in deaths.

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23 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Children’s Funeral Fund now available for bereaved families in need

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We are delighted to hear that the Children’s Funeral Fund will come into effect today, 23 July 2019 and will help the thousands of parents who tragically lose a child each year.

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15 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Dying Matters Awareness Week: grieving when you don’t know how or why your loved one died

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Dying Matters is a national coalition of organisations that aim to help people talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. This year, starting on 13 May, the national awareness week will join with organisations to help raise the public’s consciousness of this difficult and distressing topic.

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24 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Bereavement compensation is becoming increasingly unequal across the UK – here’s why

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Earlier this month, it was announced that Northern Ireland will be increasing the statutory compensation available to bereaved families. Families bringing claims in relation to a death in Northern Ireland will now be entitled to over £2,000 more in damages than families in England and Wales.

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16 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What you need to know about the new medical examiners helping bereaved families

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From April 2019, a new system of medical examiners will be rolled out in medical settings to provide scrutiny and better recording of deaths across the country. A pilot scheme with medical examiners has taken place since 2008 so many hospitals, medical professionals or families may have already come across them.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

Fatal Accident Claims

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9 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Baby Loss Awareness Week – why our team will be supporting it, and how you can too

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This week marks the 16th Baby Loss Awareness Week, which aims to break the silence about baby loss and provides an opportunity to commemorate and remember babies who have died, either during pregnancy or in their first weeks and months of life.

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31 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Dozens of additional concerning cases identified at scandal-hit NHS maternity unit

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On 31 August 2018 the Health Service Journal revealed that many more cases of concerning care have been uncovered at the NHS maternity service, which is already under investigation for 23 other cases where families have been failed.

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16 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The latest on the Parental Bereavement Bill

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Ali Cloak takes a look at the latest development on the Parental Bereavement Bill, which is now set to become law, and what this means for bereaved parents.

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