As businesses across the UK continue to navigate their lockdown egress, one key element from the last 18 months will cease to exist – the furlough scheme. From 1st July 2021, we saw decreases in the amount of financial support employers were eligible to claim. It was a planned reduction, which aligned with the government’s … Continue reading Preparing for redundancies when furlough ends
In May 2021, our Clinical Negligence solicitor Viral Dagly published an article discussing the investigation of Mr Daniel Hay, a consultant gynaecologist who is believed to have caused harm through negligence to over 50 women. Since then, one of Mr Hay’s ex-patients has come forward and called for the surgeon to be “struck off.” 51-year-old … Continue reading Negligent Gynaecological Surgeon’s Ex-Patient Comes Forward
If you instruct an adviser to provide you with information and advice on entering a transaction, and your adviser is negligent, you could be eligible to claim all losses that arise from the transaction. But, if the information you’re given is only a small part of your wider considerations before making the decision to enter … Continue reading Supreme Court Lays Out New “Legal Roadmap” For Professional Negligence
As the world receives the news today that Britney Spears’ high profile application to remove her father from his role in her conservatorship is denied, we look at what the equivalent of a conservatorship would be in England and how the situation may differ if Britney lived over here and was under the British legal … Continue reading When managing someone else’s financial affairs turns “Toxic”
Informed consent is something that arises frequently in clinical negligence claims. Some patients may feel they have undergone a medical procedure they did not need, or that has resulted in an outcome or complication they did not expect. Simply put, ‘informed consent’ means giving a patient all of the information they need to understand a … Continue reading What is Informed Consent?
A surgeon working at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust may have caused harm to a large number of patients, both at the Royal Derby Hospital and Ripley Hospital. News reports suggest that colleagues of Mr Daniel Hay, a Consultant Gynaecologist, raised concerns about the standard of care being provided by the … Continue reading 50 Women Confirmed Suffering Gynaecological Negligence
For years, women have been given the option of surgical mesh insertion as a solution for Stress Induced Urinary Incontinence. And, for just as many years, women have found themselves in excruciating pain from mesh that has eroded, contracted and protruded into other areas of the body. If you’ve had a surgical mesh implant and … Continue reading Surgical Mesh – What Can Be Done To Avoid A Repeat?
Frontline doctors, nurses and support staff have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to treat critically ill coronavirus patients. Unfortunately the focus on the virus has caused huge disruption to healthcare services across the UK, with millions of patients with other serious health issues experiencing delayed treatment for conditions such as: All types of cancer … Continue reading Is it possible to claim negligent treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic?
On Thursday 20th August 2020, East Midlands Today covered the tragic story of the late Margaret Burrell, a cancer patient who received negligent reconstructive maxillofacial surgery at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Margaret Burrell’s son Stephen spoke openly about the decline in his mother’s health following the surgery. After her first operation, Mrs Burrell developed an infection … Continue reading £100,000 Compensation Awarded to Family of Clinical Negligence Victim
We live in uncertain times. Many of us have already fallen ill with coronavirus or have a family member who has. On an unprecedented scale, we are being confronted with our own mortality more than ever. Increasing numbers of individuals are therefore contacting law firms and making enquiries regarding making a will or updating an … Continue reading Could the Covid-19 pandemic lead to more will challenges?