Last week saw Disorders of the Corpus Callosum Awareness Day, an annual event on 2 July to raise awareness of these relatively unknown conditions. In this blog, Suzanne Farg offers advice for parents regarding bringing a claim relating to Disorders of the Corpus Callosum and other congenital abnormalities.
Ms Brushett succeeded in bringing a personal injury claim after she stepped into the path of an oncoming cyclist, Mr Hazeldean, while looking at her phone. Mr Hazeldean was passing through a green light at the time. However, the trial judge found Mr Hazeldean equally responsible for the collision as he had failed to cycle with reasonable care and skill which meant he had to pay damages.
Bringing a legal claim on behalf of a child who has been injured because of medical negligence can seem a daunting prospect. Suzanne Farg, Senior Associate answers some of the first questions that parents have when thinking about bringing a claim for their child.
At 100 Aldersgate in the City, last week, I experienced one of the most satisfying moments of my career. I was with the family of Frances Cappuccini as a guest of the Royal College of Anaesthetists to hear Dr David Bogod’s lecture about a test he has developed. The test seeks to prevent recurrence of the events that led up to Frances’s death and is named after her.
A recent court decision is causing a stir amongst medical negligence lawyers. The first instance decision in Pomphrey v Secretary of State for Health and North Bristol NHS Trust dated 26 April 2019 looks at first blush as if it has changed the principles laid down by Chester v Afshar, which itself was a landmark decision of the House of Lords.
Losing a loved one when you think it may be because they received poor medical care is incredibly stressful at a time when family and friends are grieving their loss. Often, people want to see a written record of the final days of their loved one and what happened to them, or they might want to go through years of records to ascertain whether there was diagnosis that may have been missed, such as cancer.
Since 1 April 2019, GPs have been covered by the government’s insurance scheme. This means that clinical negligence claims against GPs relating to NHS work will now be handled by NHS Resolution. In this article, Christopher Boughton discusses why this will hopefully benefit patients.
This was the conclusion of a recent study done by researchers at University College Dublin which showed a consistent link between both coffee and tea caffeine and adverse birth outcomes. Given that some estimates put the number of cups of tea consumed daily at 165,000,000, this may come as something of a shock to a lot of pregnant women.
Yesterday’s MailOnline featured Julie O’Connor and her family describing failings in care and delays in diagnosis which led to her untimely death at the age of 49 from cervical cancer. In her latest blog, Bridget Hughes, Senior Associate, Clinical Negligence discusses the link between poor care and systemic failure.