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Solicitors at "growing risk of claims" for...

Posted in Professional Negligence on 15th Aug 2019
There has been a sharp increase in the number of professional negligence actions arising from solicitors under-settling personal injury and medical negligence claims, according to a specialist barrister. Richard Beaty was featured on litigationfutures.com, explaining: “Publicly available and reliable market data for professional indemnity claims is scarce [but] there is growing perception amongst our insurer and professional clients that the under-settlement of personal and medical injury claims is on the rise.” Beaty added that the change in...

100,000 Strokes Occurring Every Year in UK

Posted in Medical Negligence on 3rd Feb 2020
Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious injury in the UK, with more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year – that’s roughly one every 5 minutes. Statistics by the Public Health Foundation in 2018 indicated that 1 in every 6 people will suffer from stroke in their lifetime, caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain. Stroke affects people of all ages from all walks of life and the effects can be devastating but the sooner a stroke can be diagnosed, the better chance of recovery. Of course, it is best to diagnose the cause of the poor blood...

The Importance of Health & Welfare LPAs

Posted in Wills & Probate on 27th Jan 2020
There is a widespread misconception held by many people that your next of kin can make important decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. The Office of Public Guardian has recently posted that: 72% of people think a next of kin can automatically make medical decisions on their behalf if needed to. This is not true. In order to be able to make these decisions a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) needs to be put in place and registered. The Health & Welfare LPA once registered appoints attorneys chosen by you who can...

Sepsis: Fatal Dangers of Delayed Diagnosis

Posted in Medical Negligence on 24th Jan 2020
It moves quickly and time is of the essence. It is therefore shocking that some hospitals are still slow to identify symptoms and treat them accordingly, with a recent article from the BBC highlighting the sepsis issues at large. This article highlights alarming statistics from a recent University of Washington study, stating “one in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis” with an estimated 11 million fatalities a year. This is more than those killed by cancer. Rates in the UK are higher than that of neighbouring countries (including...
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