Archives for June 2018

Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims

Pregnancy and child birth should be a very special and exciting time in any woman’s life. With over 696,000 births being recorded in 2016 in England and Wales, any woman would expect their local NHS to be well trained, equipped and prepared for the pregnancy and delivery of their baby. Rising statistics can only suggest…

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NHS Breast Cancer Screening Error

In May 2018, Jeremy Hunt admitted that 450,000 women across the UK were not invited to final breast screenings between 2009 and 2018. Mr Hunt confirmed that a technical issue had occurred which dated back to 2009 and was only noticed in 2018. Only women between the ages of 68 and 71 were reported to…

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Costs of Care and Longer Lives Justify Big Clinical Negligence Awards

Awards of compensation in some of the most serious clinical negligence cases can appear very large to the uninitiated. However, as one High Court case showed multi-million-pound pay outs are readily explained by the galloping costs of professional care and ever increasing life expectancies. The case concerned a nine-year-old girl who developed severe jaundice soon…

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup – Are you Ready?

The 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup commences on Thursday 14th June with a match between Russia and Saudi Arabia that kicks off at 4:00pm UK time in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Employers who have not already done so should ensure they have policies in place to deal with any issues that…

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