PPO first as insurer agrees to cover future cost of mesothelioma treatment – Litigation Futures

‘Solicitors for a man suffering from mesothelioma have claimed a first by securing an agreement with the defendant insurers to cover the future costs of his cancer treatment, no matter the amount or length.’

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Litigation Futures, 24th October 2017

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The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Eli Lilly v Actavis UK Ltd and Others: how to understand it and why it is important – NIPC Law

Posted July 14th, 2017 in cancer, competition, medicines, news, patents, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Supreme Court (Lords Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Sumption and Hodge) Eli Lilly v Actavis UK Ltd and others [2017] UKSC 48 (12 July 2017)

What the Appeal was about
The pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Co (“Lilly”) has developed a drug called pemetrexed which it markets under the brand name Alimta for the treatment of various types of cancer. Used on its own, pemetrexed has unpleasant side effects that can sometimes be fatal but these can be avoided when it is administered as a compound called pemetrexed disodium in combination with vitamin B12.’

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NIPC Law, 13th July 2017

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Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2017 in cancer, compensation, health, insurance, medical treatment, news, wounding by sally

‘Patients taking out private health insurance expect to get the best treatment, but what happens if things go wrong? While the NHS has paid out millions to the patients of disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson, his private patients are still seeking compensation. Why?’

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BBC News, 26th June 2017

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Still up in the air – is it a Bolam case or a Penney case? – Zenith PI

Posted February 10th, 2017 in cancer, doctors, negligence, news by tracey

‘In 2012 Mr Muller was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on the sole of his left foot. The cancer had spread, despite a quick biopsy, and all secondary metastases were then removed. Fortunately, Mr Muller proceeded to receive positive six-month scans, is now clear of cancer and has maintained a normal life expectancy. All perfectly ordinary one would think – save that in 2011 a histopathologist had diagnosed the malignant melanoma as a non-malignant ulcer.’

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Zenith PI, 7th February 2017

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14-year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2016 in cancer, children, consent, human tissue, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A 14-year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically frozen in the hope that she can be brought back to life at a later time.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2016

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Father who backs ‘harmful’ alternative cancer medication should have baby taken into care, says judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2016 in autism, cancer, care orders, children, family courts, health, medicines, news by sally

‘A baby boy whose father advocates the use of “harmful alternative medication” should be taken into council care, a family court judge has decided.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2016

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Lingerie firm wins court fight over tax on bras for breast cancer patients – Daily Telegraph

‘Lingerie company bosses have won a Supreme Court fight over tax on special bras worn by women who have had a mastectomy.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th July 2016

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Doctor cleared of failing to tell cancer patient her condition was terminal – The Guardian

‘A doctor at the centre of sports doping allegations has been cleared of failing to tell a cancer patient her condition was terminal.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2016

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Judge allows paternity test for DNA disease analysis – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in cancer, DNA, family courts, genetic testing, human tissue, news, paternity by tracey

‘Spencer v Anderson (Paternity Testing) [2016] EWHC 851 (Fam). A fascinating case in the Family Division throws up a number of facts that some may find surprising. One is that this is the first time the courts in this country have been asked to direct post-mortem scientific testing to establish paternity. The other is that DNA is not covered by the Human Tissue Act, because genetic material does not contain human cells. One might wonder why the statute doesn’t, given that DNA is the instruction manual that makes the human tissue that it covers – but maybe updating the 2004 law to cover genetic material would create more difficulties than it was designed to resolve.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th April 2016

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Jonas Gutierrez wins discrimination case against Newcastle United – with Alan Pardew criticised – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2016 in cancer, disability discrimination, harassment, news, sport by tracey

‘Newcastle United’s catastrophic season has suffered another humiliating defeat after Jonas Gutierrez won his discrimination case against the club following a battle with cancer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2016

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Jonas Gutiérrez claims he was ‘frozen out’ by Newcastle after cancer diagnosis – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2016 in cancer, disability discrimination, news, sport by tracey

‘The former Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutiérrez has launched a £2m disability discrimination claim against the club, saying he was dropped as a result of his year-long battle with testicular cancer.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2016

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Veterans dying from asbestos-related cancer win battle for compensation – The Independent

Posted March 1st, 2016 in armed forces, asbestos, cancer, compensation, news by sally

‘Scores of veterans dying from asbestos-related cancer caused by their time in the military are to receive a lump sum in compensation, following an Independent campaign to overturn rules that left them worse off than civilians.’

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The Independent, 29th February 2016

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Toddler dies of leukaemia after medics miss condition 35 times – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 1st, 2016 in cancer, children, codes of practice, coroners, doctors, hospitals, inquests, medical records, news by tracey

‘A toddler died of leukaemia after medics repeatedly failed to diagnose the condition despite numerous “red flags” and 35 separate visits to doctors and hospitals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2016

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Parents’ wish to treat child’s cancer with Chinese medicine overruled by Family Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘JM (a child), Re [2015] EWHC 2832 (Fam), 7 October 2015. Mostyn J, ruling in the Family Division that a child should receive surgical treatment for bone cancer against the wishes of his parents, has referred to Ian McEwan’s “excellent” novel The Children Act (Jonathan Cape 2014), which is about a 17 year old Jehovah’s Witness refusing a blood transfusion. The judge noted however that the book was in fact “incorrectly titled.” ‘

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th October 2015

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Woman who grew cannabis to help dying husband gets community order – The Guardian

Posted September 25th, 2015 in cancer, community service, drug offences, medical treatment, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who grew cannabis worth £34,000 to extract hemp oil to act as a painkiller for her dying husband has been sentenced to an 18-month community order after a judge accepted she was not embroiled in a commercial enterprise.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2015

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Cancer patient Ashya King’s parents ‘put him at risk’, report reveals – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2015 in cancer, health, hospitals, news, reports, social services by tracey

‘Ashya King, who was removed from hospital by his parents while undergoing treatment for a brain tumour, was “put at risk” by his parents, according to safeguarding report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd September 2015

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Yoga For You TV show issued £25,000 fine from Ofcom after star tells viewers he can cure cancer – The Independent

Posted July 30th, 2015 in cancer, fines, media, news by sally

‘The broadcast regulator Ofcom has issued a £25,000 fine after the star of a television show called Yoga for You told viewers that he could cure cancer using “11 holy basil leaves and three black peppers”.’

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The Independent, 29th July 2015

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International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc (Association of British Insurers and another intervening) – WLR Daily

International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc (Association of British Insurers and another intervening) [2015] UKSC 33; [2015] WLR (D) 233

‘At common law, an employer who had compensated an employee for exposing him to mesothelioma was only entitled to an indemnity under his liability insurance to the extent of the proportion which the policy period bore to the whole period of the employee’s exposure by the employer but could recover 100% per cent of the defence costs incurred in defending the employee’s claim.

WLR Daily, 20th May 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Bupa ad banned for implying private care is better for surviving cancer – The Guardian

‘An ad for Bupa has been banned for implying that cancer patients who receive private healthcare have a higher chance of survival.’

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The Guardian, 1st April 2015

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Judge refuses mother’s plea to treat terminally-ill son, saying he should be allowed to die – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2015 in cancer, Court of Protection, doctors, families, medical treatment, news, young persons by sally

‘Court of Protection rules that specialists can lawfully stop providing chemotherapy to terminally-ill teenager.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk