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Patient safety review prompted following a rise in stillbirths during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic

  • Published: Thursday November 19, 2020
  • Category: NHS
  • Tags: coronavirus-covid-19, still-births,

As reported by BBC News, during the period of April – June 2020, there were 40 stillbirths after labour began, compared with only 24 during the same period in 2019. The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch has advised that they will be investigating the reasons for this and they plan to publish their findings in 2021. The Royal College of …

Funding a medical negligence claim

  • Published: Wednesday November 18, 2020
  • Category: Claim Funding
  • Tags: claim-funding,

When you want to make a claim in medical negligence your solicitor will discuss funding options with you during the 1st call. There are 5 main options for funding a medical negligence claim: Legal Aid/Public Funding – in recent years this has been limited massively. Now all but a tiny minority of birth injury cases …

Accommodation Claims

  • Published: Wednesday November 11, 2020
  • Category: Claims Support
  • Tags: accommodation-claims, swift-v-carpenter,

October 2020 has seen a landmark decision that medical negligence solicitors have been waiting for. Accommodation claims have been stalled because the old, tried and tested way to calculate those claims wasn’t working anymore and the lawyers on all sides couldn’t find a way that everyone could agree on. The case of Swift v Carpenter …

What are provisional damages?

  • Published: Monday November 2, 2020
  • Category: Default
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In the vast majority of successful clinical negligence claims, compensation is awarded on a full and final basis. This means that once a case has concluded, whether via an out of court settlement or following a trial, there is no scope to re-open a case to pursue any additional compensation. Where a claimant’s condition has …

Bereavement Award and Cohabitees

  • Published: Wednesday October 28, 2020
  • Category: Claims Support
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On 06 October 2020 it became law that cohabitees could claim a bereavement award following the death of their loved one as a consequence of medical negligence. A bereavement award is a type of compensation that has been set down in law to acknowledge the bereavement suffered by certain family members after a death caused …

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