Hospital Refused Child Admission for Suspected Meningitis

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In 2010, the Claimant first developed meningitis shortly after birth. He was treated by the East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He was discharged after treatment, but soon afterwards he relapsed or developed a reinfection. The Claimant’s mother took him to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, where he was assessed but not admitted for…

Compensation of £40,000 Awarded for Poor Dental Care Resulting in Brain Abscess

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Since 1992, Ms Haughton regularly attended upon her Dentist, Dr Minesh Patel. During this time, Dr Patel failed to detect and diagnose that Ms Haughton was suffering with Chronic Adult Periodontitis, a disease caused by the build of bacteria in the mouth. Given the lack of treatment, this led to Ms Haughton losing 6 teeth…

Further Whiplash Reforms – preventing access to justice?

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What are the reforms? The Government plans a number of reforms to personal injury claims, including an increase to the small claims limit for all personal injury claims from £1,000 to £5,000 and abandoning or significantly reducing compensation for minor whiplash claims, in a bid to continue to tackle the number of claims, the cost…

Car Accidents in a Driverless Future….

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Studies by the Department of Transport suggest that driverless cars could significantly reduce delays and traffic flows when the proportion of automated vehicles increases above specific levels on the road, above older traditional vehicles. A consultation on proposals for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated vehicle technologies has considered regulatory reforms, the requirement for…

Compensation awarded to family following NHS negligence at Hull Royal Infirmary

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On 25 January 2017 the High Court awarded compensation of £180,000 to the family of Ms Waters, including her two young daughters. Ms Waters was taken by ambulance to the Accident and Emergency Department of Hull Royal Infirmary on 21 December 2011. She presented with severe abdominal pains and vomiting. She was examined and diagnosed…

Fast Track Compensation for Victims of Maternity Care Negligence

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Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, has announced proposals for a new fast track scheme to allow victims of medical negligence related to maternity care, to rapidly receive compensation to encourage an ‘open and transparent’ culture by ending the fear of litigation among doctors and nurses. On average cases against the NHS are taking in the region…

Justice Secretary Shelves Whiplash Reforms

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The Law Society Gazette has today reported that Justice Secretary, Liz Truss has decided not to proceed with an overhaul of personal injury legislation, specifically concerning whiplash claims. It had been widely expected that the reforms proposed by former Chancellor, George Osborne last November, which included scrapping compensation for soft tissue injuries (whiplash) and raising…

Why should you choose Jordans?

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Jordans Solicitors might not be the biggest firm, but we’re here to give you a few reasons as to why we’re the best and why we always ensure our client’s needs are our first and foremost priority. We know that when you have to get the help of a solicitor, generally, it’s not for a…

Pressure sores: Can I claim for medical negligence?

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Pressure sores (also called pressure ulcers and bed sores) are estimated to cost the NHS a billion pounds to treat each year. Pressure sores (also called pressure ulcers and bed sores) are estimated to cost the NHS a billion pounds to treat each year. 95% of pressure sores can be prevented. Pressure ulcers can affect…