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Medical Negligence

Health sec calls time on ‘litigation culture’

17th October 2016 - Solicitors Journal

Nina Ali comments on the consultation on a new ‘rapid resolution and redress’ (RRR) scheme aimed at improving the safety of NHS maternity care and ending the ‘litigation culture’ that has been announced by the government.

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A nightmare on claimant street

30th September 2016 - New Law Journal

Fixed costs are unfair and unjust to claimants, says Senior Partner Patrick Allen.

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Coroner rules that death of baby girl at Chichester hospital could have been avoided

6th July 2016 - Radio Sussex

Andrew Harrison appeared on Radio Sussex to speak about the death of a baby girl at St Richards Hospital in Chichester after the coroner ruled that the death could have been avoided. Andrew represented the family.

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Woman died of rare brain disease after doctors missed diagnosis

16th June 2016 - Evening Standard

A coroner has issued a warning about a lack of neurologists after a woman whose severe headaches went undiagnosed for 13 days died from a rare brain disease.

Marina Fagan, a 51-year-old mother of four, was discharged following a two-day stay at Whipps Cross hospital, in Leytonstone, after investigations ruled out a brain haemorrhage.

The family of Mrs Fagan were represented by Andrew Harrison, a partner in the Medical Negligence Team.

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Lack of neurologists at Whipps Cross Hosptial could lead to repeat of mother’s death, coroner warns

2nd June 2016 - The Guardian

A lack of specialist neurologists at Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone poses a risk of future patient deaths, a coroner has warned.

Assistant Coroner for Inner London North, Richard Brittain, has sent a report to Barts NHS Trust, which is responsible for Whipps Cross, following the death of 51-year-old Marina Fagan.

The report follows an inquest on April 22 into the death of the Chingford mother-of-four, who died from a rare neurological condition, Posterior Reversable Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES).

Family of Mrs Fagan was represented by Andrew Harrison, a partner at  Hodge Jones & Allen

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