Blog Archive for 2019

MUM’S ORDEAL I had double mastectomy and chemo before docs admitted they misdiagnosed my breast cancer

When Sarah Boyle was told she had triple negative breast cancer at the end of 2016, she was completely floored. The then 25-year-old had only given birth to her first son Ted seven months earlier when docs at Royal Stoke University Hospital delivered the devastating diagnosis. So when she was called into see medics several…

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Hospital where Neil Armstrong died paid $6 million to family in secret settlement over medical malpractice

An Ohio hospital paid the estate of astronaut Neil Armstrong $6 million in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to Armstrong’s 2012 death, according to court documents and a report in the New York Times. The 2014 settlement went to 10 family members, including Armstrong’s two sons, sister, brother and six grandchildren, according to documents filed…

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Women take legal action over breast implant cancer link

Twenty UK women are taking legal action after developing a rare form of cancer linked to their breast implants. More than 50 women have been diagnosed with the same condition in the UK, and hundreds more worldwide. A top surgeon said there were gaps in implant information and people were almost being “used as guinea…

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Pensioner dies of skin cancer after being sent home with paracetamol three times

Pensioner, 89, dies of skin cancer after ‘doctors dismissed the black lump on his head that appeared after a nasty fall and sent him home with paracetamol three times’ A pensioner has died of skin cancer after claiming doctors sent him home with paracetamol for a cancerous lump on his head. George Hobbs, from Gillingham in…

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Lord Chancellor announces new discount rate for personal injury claims

The Lord Chancellor has announced a change to the way personal injury compensation payments are calculated – setting the Discount Rate at minus 0.25%. Personal Injury Discount Rate increased to minus 0.25% following extensive review New rate offers more balanced approach to compensate personal injury claims The new rate will be reviewed within five years…

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I have been injured in a road traffic accident, how do I claim against an uninsured or untraceable driver?

One of the types of case which we see in the Injury and Medical Claims department are road traffic collisions. Unfortunately some of those accidents are caused through the actions of uninsured drivers or drivers who cannot be traced. Victims may think that because a driver cannot be identified, or the driver can be identified…

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Fixing the legal costs of serious injury claims

When I meet someone for the first time outside of work and they ask me what I do for a living, I am usually met with the reply “Oh, you are an ambulance chaser”. The public perception of what a personal injury lawyer does has, for many years, been a very negative one and so…

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Criminal Assaults

If you are the victim of violence which results in an injury, either physical, psychological or both, you may have a right to compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) scheme. If you believe that you might have a claim to the CICA and you would like our advice as to whether it would…

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Military Claims

Our Partners appreciate the unique nature of your claim and the circumstances surrounding it. If you wish to speak to us about your potential claim, please contact us and we will offer you a discrete, no obligation fee initial interview either face to face, or over the telephone if this is more convenient.  Find out…

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Medical Negligence

When we go into hospital or go to see a GP or dentist, we put our trust into the hands of people who are, in the vast majority of cases, competent and professional. But sadly, a medical diagnosis, a surgical procedure or a hospital treatment can go wrong due to the lack of judgement or…

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