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 →
Category Archives: Personal Injury
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Claire Gooch – Solicitor in our Personal Injury department – on when an illness is caused by your working environment.
Did you know that you can claim for illnesses caused by your working environment? Most people are aware that if they have an accident at work then they may be able to claim compensation from your employer. However, people can also claim if they have developed dermatitis and other skin conditions and other injuries... Read the rest of this entry →
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 →
Edward Moss – solicitor in our Personal Injury team – asks: Have You Been Ill Whilst On A Package Holiday?
Have you been ill whilst on a package holiday? If so, British law may be able to help. If you have booked a package holiday and you become ill whilst abroad then you may be able to rely upon the Package Travel Regulations. It could be possible to pursue a claim in England even though... Read the rest of this entry →
Official statistics show that over the course of the last 10 years, hospital admissions following attacks by dogs have increased by 76%. Man’s best friend is quickly becoming a nuisance! Many now question whether enough is being done to protect the public and to punish irresponsible owners. If you have been a victim of an... Read the rest of this entry →