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Medical Manslaughter

21st March 2018

On 6th February 2018, Jeremy Hunt announce a rapid review into the application of the offence of Gross Negligence Manslaughter (GNM) to healthcare professionals.

Should GPs have NHS indemnity?

24th July 2017

Christian Beadell a senior solicitor in the medical negligence department considers the difficult issue of rising GP indemnity costs.

Investigation into Hospital Errors

24th May 2017

An investigation by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme which involved freedom of information act request to NHS Trusts, found that over 300,000 adverse incidents had been recorded in a 4 year period.

What breaks the Chain of Causation?

9th May 2017

A sad but interesting case was reported recently which provided a very up to date example of the principle of novus actus interveniens (a new intervening act) in action.

Gynaecology: Mesh Claims Pose a Dilemma for Clients and Lawyers

26th April 2017

The recent flurry of media attention surrounding the problems experienced by hundreds of women who have been treated with polypropylene mesh serves to highlight the ongoing dilemma facing claimants and lawyers in how to progress these types of claims.

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