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When lack of paperwork proves fatal

The report in the Daily Mail yesterday on an accident at Greenfields Limited in Leicestershire paints a picture of a dreadful fatal accident involving two men at their place of work.   One of them, 19 year old Nathan Walker, was expecting his first child – who was born 15 days after his death. Nathan…

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Incorrect Medication Dose – Medical Negligence

Sara Montgomery from our Medical Negligence Team shares a recently settled case involving a prescription dispensing error.   Our Client was prescribed Clonidine 25mcg tablets, two to be taken twice daily amounting to a total of 100mcg per day. This advice was provided by her GP.     The Claimant collected the prescription from the…

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Four-day working week, five days paid. Attractive, but is it feasible?

From Monday 6th June 2022, thousands of workers in the UK will trial a four-day working week.   Around 70 different companies are taking part in the world’s largest pilot scheme into the ‘usual’ working pattern for the next six months. During this trial, the employees will receive full pay at their typical rate however…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolisms

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolisms (PE) – what are they?   Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT is a condition that happens when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg. You can develop a DVT when sitting or lying down for long periods of time, such as during recovery from surgery or during a…

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What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence covers a broad range of incidents arising as a result of a doctors error or omission. This can include other medical professionals such as dentists, opticians etc.   The legal testing in these types of cases are extremely difficult to establish and both elements of the test are required to be satisfied in…

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Can Covid-19 cause tinnitus or hearing loss?

I am sure by now that anyone reading this article will likely have heard and read enough about the COVID-19 pandemic. However, something that has recently been brought to our attention is the potential link between COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus, hearing loss and tinnitus.   As industrial disease solicitors, often dealing with a number of client’s…

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Wrongful Tooth Extraction Claims

Tooth extractions are normally straight forward and can carry few risks. However, this is not always the case and mistakes can be made.   One of these mistakes is the extraction of the wrong tooth. Human error is a fact of life, and as such – unfortunately, people do have the wrong tooth extracted. However,…

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Findings of inadequate care – Further maternity failings in the NHS

Mothers are left distraught after significant findings of inadequate care resulting in injuries and  numerous stillbirths at Nottingham University Hospital Trust.   The Trust has now been issued a safety warning. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have informed the trust they must make “immediate improvements” to maternity services, specifically referencing Nottingham City Hospital and Queen’s…

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Investors lost 1 billion pounds due to FSCS cap

Due to the cap in compensation payouts allowed by the FSCS, it is estimated that investors lost 1 billion pounds over the course of the last six years.   More than fifty percent of these losses were made by savers looking into pension advice claims, according to this source. Due to this, the lifeboat scheme…

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