Case Preview: XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust – UKSC Blog

Posted December 17th, 2019 in cancer, damages, hospitals, negligence, news, Supreme Court, surrogacy by tracey

‘Will Lady Hale change her mind, 17 years on? On 16 and 17 December 2019 a panel presided over by Lady Hale will decide whether or not the Court of Appeal were correct last year in not following an earlier judgment of Lady Hale in a 2002 case concerning recovery of damages for the costs of surrogacy.’

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UKSC Blog, 16th December 2019

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Supreme Court to decide if NHS should pay for woman’s surrogacy abroad in historic ruling – The Independent

Posted December 16th, 2019 in appeals, cancer, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news, pregnancy, Supreme Court, surrogacy by tracey

‘Britain’s highest court will hear the case of a woman who is asking the NHS to pay for her to have surrogates birth her child in the US after the health service’s failure to spot her cervical cancer left her infertile.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2019

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Royal Bournemouth Hospital Trust penalised for giving the wrong drug dosage to a cancer patient – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A hospital which gave a leukaemia patient five times the amount of drugs that she needed has today (Monday 9 December) been fined £45,000.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th December 2019

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GP faces jail for sexual offences against 23 women and girls – The Guardian

‘A GP is facing jail after molesting 23 female patients whom he persuaded to have unnecessary examinations.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2019

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Neglected NHS cancer hospital is unfit for purpose, says report – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2019 in cancer, hospitals, inquiries, news, standards by tracey

‘An NHS cancer hospital has such crumbling buildings, out-of-date equipment and staffing problems that patients’ safety and quality of care are at risk, a bombshell report for health service bosses has warned.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2019

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Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in asylum, cancer, immigration, medical treatment, news by sally

‘An Ethiopian woman who was denied potentially life-saving cancer treatment for six weeks amid confusion about whether she should be charged by the NHS has died aged 39.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring (Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK) [2019] UKSC 38 – Hardwicke Chambers

‘In this case, the UKSC held that courts have an inherent jurisdiction independent of the CPR to order non-party access to court documents under the constitutional principle of open justice. This, however, is to be balanced against both any countervailing interests in refusing access, and the principle of practicality and proportionality.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 28th August 2019

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Supreme Court rules that all courts and tribunals are subject to the open justice principle – 4 KBW

‘The Supreme Court has ruled in the case of Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring (Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK) [2019] that all courts and tribunals that exercise the judicial power of the state are subject to the ‘open justice’ principle.’

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4 KBW, 6th August 2019

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Woman sentenced for faking terminal illness to con charity into paying for her wedding – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A woman who claimed she had terminal cancer so she could con a small charity into paying for a wedding ceremony has today been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th August 2019

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Supreme Court backs public access to court documents – Litigation Futures

‘Non-parties to litigation should generally have access to all written submissions and documents which have been placed before the court and referred to during the hearing, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 29th July 2019

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Woman must have chemotherapy despite wanting to die, judge rules – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2019 in cancer, consent, Court of Protection, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A woman with a brain tumour should have chemotherapy despite “wanting to die”, a judge has decided.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2019

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‘Spiking’ of mesothelioma reinsurance claims not permitted – OUT-LAW.com

‘Insurers are not permitted to “spike” mesothelioma-related reinsurance claims arising under employers’ liability policies, the The Court of Appeal in the UK has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th June 2019

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New APIL chief: Falling PI damages “an affront to justice” – Litigation Futures

‘Trends in personal injury claims since LASPO, with damages falling, are an “affront to justice”, the new president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has claimed.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st May 2019

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Leading firm held liable for asbestos case blunder – Legal Futures

‘The High Court has ordered Cardiff-based Hugh James to pay six-figure damages to the family of an asbestos victim for professional negligence in abandoning their personal injury claim.’

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Legal Futures, 1st May 2019

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Woman who faked cancer to defraud charity of £85,000 jailed – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2019 in cancer, charities, forgery, fraud, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who feigned having cancer in order to help defraud the charity she worked for out of more than £85,000 has been jailed by a judge who told her she had shown no shame.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2019

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Fatal accident damages considered: Blake -v- Mad Max Limited – Zenith PI

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Zenith PI, 10th January 2018

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Woman left infertile after NHS failed to detect cancer for four years awarded £580k to cover surrogacy costs – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2018 in cancer, damages, hospitals, negligence, news, surrogacy by tracey

‘A young woman left infertile because her cervical cancer was not spotted for more than four years has been awarded the costs of having surrogate children in America by the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2018

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High court rejects challenge to ‘hostile environment’ NHS charge – The Guardian

‘A judge has rejected a challenge by a member of the Windrush generation to the government requirement for the NHS to charge overseas patients for treatment.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

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Hayley Weatherall and lover jailed over husband murder plots – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2018 in cancer, conspiracy, internet, murder, news, sentencing, weapons by tracey

‘A wife, her lover and his daughter have been jailed for life over a plot to kill her terminally ill husband.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2018

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One in five cancer sufferers face discrimination in the workplace – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 20th, 2018 in cancer, disability discrimination, employment, equality, news by sally

‘Record number of cancer sufferers are facing discrimination at work as employers fear they will not pull their weight, a study by Macmillan Cancer reveals today.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th November 2018

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