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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses the Significant Rise in Dispensing Errors

Davis Blank Furniss continues to see a significant increase in clients complaining of dispensing errors. A typical example is that a client will visit their pharmacist, they are provided with medication, they take the medication for a few days and then realise that it is incorrect and that they have been provided with either the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses Deaths of Patients with Mental Health Issues and Learning Disabilities

In 2015, NHS England commissioned a review into the Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. It was concerned about how the Trust investigated the deaths of mental health patients and those with learning disabilities. It focused on the period between April 2011 and March 2015. Sadly the result of the report identified a number of failings... Read the rest of this entry →

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Davis Blank Furniss supports official launch event of TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

Last night (Tuesday 11th April) Davis Blank Furniss sponsored the official launch event of the new charity TLC: Talk, Listen, Change. Over 200 of the North West’s leading business people and public figures attended the reception which took place at The Place Aparthotel. You can read all about the event here.

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Clinical Negligence – discusses Clinical Negligence Mediation: Complaints against NHS Hospitals

A couple of months ago the NHS Litigation Authority launched a new Mediation Service. Helen Vernon, the Chief Executive of NHSLA, announced that: “Mediation is an excellent forum for dispute resolution and provides injured patients and their families with an opportunity for face-to-face explanations and apologies when things go wrong and reducing the need for... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield – managing partner and head of Personal Injury – looks at Health and Safety at Work: Burdensome Regulations or Good Business Sense?

Many of us are overwhelmed by the plethora of Health and Safety Regulations. In addition, scepticism is heightened when we read articles where teachers are terrified to organise school outings and swimming pool managers are banning back stroke for “health and safety” reasons. The question is: In business should we take this seriously? In answer... Read the rest of this entry →

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Paul Walton – head of Professional Negligence – discusses the topical issue of legal claims against solicitors

There has been a growing number of claims against solicitors relating to the mishandling of Personal Injury claims for their clients. The most common problems are: 1.    Failure to issue proceedings in time. For a Personal Injury claim the normal Limitation Period is three years from the date of the accident or injury. Proceedings must... Read the rest of this entry →

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