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‘Advise, resolve, learn’

Emma Wray

Posted by Emma Wray | Partner
On 5th February 2018

The new mantra of NHS Resolution (formerly known as the NHS litigation authority) is catchy but perhaps the word learn would be better placed at the front of the list.

The BBC reported this morning that health leaders have written (in a letter coordinated by The NHS Confederation and signed by the British Medical Association, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Family Doctors Association and the medical defence unions) to Justice Secretary David Gauke urging him to reform the payout system for negligence claims against the NHS in England.

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Bereavement Damages – The price of a life

Jason Tang

Posted by Jason Tang | Solicitor
On 8th December 2017

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things most people will ever have to go through. But losing someone due to the fault of someone else can make that loss all the more harder. Unfortunately that is the reality for many clinical negligence cases. Whilst compensation can never replace the loss of a loved one, it is one form of redress that the law offers. However those who are able to claim for such a loss is very limited. But things may now be about to change following a recent ruling by the Court of Appeal in the case of Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & ors.

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Investigating perinatal deaths, a new approach?

Emma Wray

Posted by Emma Wray | Partner
On 28th November 2017

The clinical negligence team at Hodge Jones & Allen is frequently contacted by relatives of patients who have died who find their grief compounded by a lack of transparency in obtaining information about exactly what happened. Whilst the death of any loved one can be hard to understand or bear, the death of a baby, either before or around the time of birth, is a devastating event.

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NHS Safety

Emma Wray

Posted by Emma Wray | Partner
On 31st October 2017

Hospitals are failing to tackle “significant safety problems” which can cause death or disability, the NHS medical director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh has said in a revealing interview with Telegraph health editor Laura Donnelly.

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