Claimant Benevolence in a Clinical Negligence Setting, by Tom Bourne-Arton – Farrar’s Building

‘Tom Bourne-Arton reviews the relatively recent case of Richins v Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust [2022] EWHC 847 (QB) in which HHJ Kelly had to consider, amongst other matters, whether it was appropriate to apply “Claimant benevolence” otherwise known as “Keefe benevolence” when determining causation.’

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Farrar's Building, 4th May 2022

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Daughter of woman whose corpse was abused loses High Court inquiry fight – The Independent

‘A woman whose mother’s corpse was abused by a necrophiliac murderer has lost a High Court fight with Health Secretary Sajid Javid over arrangements for a public inquiry.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2022

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Government will not challenge court ruling on care home discharge policies – The Independent

‘The Government has said it will not be appealing against a High Court ruling which stated its care home discharge policies were unlawful.’

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The Independent, 4th May 2022

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MPs call for no-fault compensation in clinical negligence – Legal Futures

Posted April 28th, 2022 in compensation, doctors, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A no-fault compensation scheme for medical negligence should be introduced in England, replacing the “grossly expensive” existing system based on individual blame, MPs have said.’

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Legal Futures, 28th April 2022

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‘Thrown to the wolves’: Covid care home ruling is bitter victory for relatives – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2022 in care homes, coronavirus, elderly, hospitals, news by sally

‘This time of year brings bad memories for families of care home residents who died in Covid’s first wave when the virus swept, mostly unchecked, through nursing homes.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2022

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Legal challenge sees decision to close hospital over staffing issues quashed – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 26th, 2022 in consultations, coronavirus, hospitals, judicial review, news, statutory duty by sally

‘An NHS Trust has conceded, following a judicial review challenge, that its decision to close a hospital over staffing issues partly attributed to pandemic pressures was unlawful.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 25th April 2022

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Hospital failings and neglect contributed to baby’s death, coroner finds – BBC News

‘Hospital failings and “neglect” contributed to the death of a two-day-old baby, a coroner has found.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2022

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Priory hospital neglect contributed to death of patient, jury finds – The Guardian

‘The death of a 23-year-old man who ran away from a Priory mental health hospital and was killed by a train was “contributed to by neglect” on the part of the institution, an inquest has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2022

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David Fuller: Head of inquiry says investigations will be ‘thorough’ – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2022 in families, hospitals, inquiries, murder, news, sexual offences, victims, witnesses by tracey

‘The man leading the independent inquiry into David Fuller’s “awful” mortuary abuses said those who do not cooperate will be publicly named.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2022

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Mediating Clinical Negligence Claims – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘The NHS in England faces paying out £4.3bn in legal fees to settle outstanding claims of clinical negligence: so reported the BBC in January 2020 following a Freedom of Information Request. Estimates published in 2019 put the total cost of outstanding compensation claims at £83bn; NHS England’s total budget in 2018-19 was £129bn.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 7th April 2022

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NHS pays out £20m in clinical negligence claims over children’s mental health care – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2022 in assault, children, compensation, hospitals, mental health, negligence, news, self-harm by tracey

‘The NHS has paid out at least £20m over poor care in children’s mental health services, a leaked report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2022

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Leicester parents take legal action after unborn baby dies – BBC News

‘A couple are taking legal action against a hospital trust following the death of their unborn son.’

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BBC News, 7th April 2022

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Autistic girl, 14, unlawfully detained in hospital, high court judge finds – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2022 in autism, children, detention, hospitals, news, restraint by sally

‘A 14-year-old autistic girl was unlawfully detained in hospital and restrained in front of scared young patients, a high court judge has found.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2022

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Shrewsbury maternity report: Uncovering the biggest NHS maternity scandal – BBC News

‘A damning report this week revealed the catastrophic failings at an NHS trust, where at least 201 babies and nine mothers might have survived with better maternity care. Michael Buchanan has led the BBC’s investigation into the scandal and first reported concerns five years ago, but he says he’s not done in Shrewsbury yet.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2022

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Shropshire baby deaths: The harrowing stories that informed the inquiry – The Independent

‘Investigator Donna Ockenden’s team has recorded the harrowing stories of children and mothers dying at the hands of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.’

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The Independent, 30th March 2022

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Peterborough: Judge rules woman with bleed on brain is dead – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2022 in families, hospitals, medical treatment, news by tracey

‘A judge has ruled that a woman who suffered a brain haemorrhage is dead after a case at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2022

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NHS pair accused of bribery cleared after trial collapses – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 9th, 2022 in bribery, disclosure, doctors, hospitals, medicines, news by sally

‘Senior NHS officials accused of accepting £70,000 in bribes have been acquitted after their trial collapsed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2022

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NHS surgeon censured for vandalising colleagues’ cars – The Guardian

‘A leading NHS surgeon has been censured by two medical regulators, and suspended by one of them, for repeatedly vandalising colleagues’ cars in their hospital car park, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2022

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Causation and Intervening Medical Treatment – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

Posted February 22nd, 2022 in causation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘As lawyers representing parties in clinical negligence cases, we will often encounter scenarios where the injured party has been involved in a road traffic accident or an accident at work and subsequently seeks medical assistance for the purpose of treating their injuries. As a result of negligent medical treatment, the Claimant’s injuries are aggravated, or further injury is suffered. In such circumstances, there may be multiple potential Defendants to any legal claim.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 17th February 2022

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Clin neg costs reforms “could lead to exodus” of small law firms – Legal Futures

Posted February 22nd, 2022 in costs, hospitals, law firms, negligence, news, personal injuries, small claims by tracey

‘Small law firms could end up “falling or stepping away” from the clinical negligence market if fixed recoverable costs (FRC) for cases worth less than £25,000 are set too low, a report has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd February 2022

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