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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner & Head of Personal Injury – on NHS v Private Healthcare

Many of us now have the option of being treated in the private sector.  This can be through work private health schemes; or alternatively, if we choose to pay for our own private cover. The reasons are many.  Some are concerned that treatment within the NHS system can be a lottery.  Standards alter from area... Read the rest of this entry →

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Katherine Darbinean – Solicitor in our Personal Injury department – looks at Abuse in Care Homes: Choosing the Right Home and Warnings Signs to Look Out For

It can be a difficult and often overwhelming decision for a family member to decide which care home they should place their loved one.  We want at the very least to know a family member will be safe, cared for and will be treated with the dignity they deserve.  The sad truth is that it... Read the rest of this entry →

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Tanya Birkett – Paralegal in our Personal Injury team – Coroner’s Court: Fact Sheet

What is the Coroner’s Court? A Coroner’s Court is used to conduct investigations and inquests into the manner or cause of a death, and to investigate or confirm the identity of the person who has died. They are presided over by a Coroner, who is an independent judicial officer. Coroners are appointed by local authorities... Read the rest of this entry →

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“Brit Tourist, 23, Could Be Paralysed After Horror Water Park Accident In Benidorm” – Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner & Head of Personal Injury – on staying safe whilst on holiday

This is the type of headline that we all dread. We all want to stay safe on holiday, but when the sun is shining and we are relaxed we may take risks that we wouldn’t do if we were at home. Holiday makers volunteer for all sorts of adventure sports, often mistakenly believing, that standards... Read the rest of this entry →

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Tanya Birkett, Paralegal in our Personal Injury team, discusses DNR (Do Not Resuscitate)

In England and Wales, CPR can be performed in the event of a cardiac or pulmonary arrest unless a do not resuscitate order is in place. Patients with mental capacity however can choose not to be resuscitated. Patients also can delegate their decision-making to their next of kin by way of a Lasting Power of... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence at Davis Blank Furniss

Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner and Head of PI and Clinical Negligence – discusses funding for inquests: the latest disappointment

An inquest is a public enquiry carried out by a coroner. The coroner has to decide who the deceased was, when and where they died, the medical cause of their death and how they came by their death.  It is usually the “how” question that becomes the main focus of the inquest and the most... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence at DBF Law

Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury – discusses sepsis and why time is of the essence for early diagnosis

According to a recent article in the Nursing Times, deaths from sepsis in hospital have risen by more than a third over the last two years.  Staff shortages have been blamed together with hospital overcrowding.  Unfortunately a large portion of the public do not recognise the symptoms which can lead to a delay in treatment. ... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence at DBF Law

Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury – discusses the recent tragic headlines surrounding allergic reactions to food products.

We have all been saddened by the recent headlines surrounding the death of two Pret A Manger customers.  Both died after suffering an allergic reaction after eating a product.  The first incident involved a 15 year old girl who died after eating a baguette in 2016.  A second person is believed to have died from... Read the rest of this entry →

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Suzanne Thompson, Katherine Darbinean and Amie Tsang, new appointments at Davis Blank Furniss

Davis Blank Furniss makes three appointments

Davis Blank Furniss has made three new appointments across the business. The first new starter is Amie Tsang who joins as a senior consultant in the Property team. Before arriving at Davis Blank Furniss, Amie ran her own successful small practice for 20 years. She brings with her a very loyal client base which is... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence at DBF Law

Kate Oldfield – Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury – discusses workplace stress.

We are increasingly being contacted by people who are absent from work due to occupational stress and enquire about the possibility of bringing a claim for personal injury. Unfortunately for most people who have to have time off work due to occupational stress bringing a claim can be quite difficult. The Court has set a... Read the rest of this entry →

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