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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, discusses the importance of PPE as people start to return to the workplace

As the lockdown starts to ease many employees will be concerned about returning to work. They may be anxious about their journey to work or worried about their working conditions once they return. Workers in some industries are used to wearing personal protective equipment, but many are not. A considerable number of employees work in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jake Hamilton – Paralegal in our Personal Injury department – discusses the Paterson Inquiry and when clinical negligence becomes criminal

Last month, an independent inquiry report into the rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson was issued. In its highly publicised findings, the report found Paterson had subjected over 1,000 patients to unnecessary and harmful operations over a period of 14 years before he was stopped. The disgraced surgeon’s care in some instances had fallen so far... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jake Hamilton – Paralegal in our Personal Injury department – explains fundamental dishonesty in a personal injury claim

You may have seen the news lately that a bodybuilder has been told to pay over £14,000 in legal fees after he was found to have been fundamentally dishonest in his personal injury claim. But what does it mean to be ‘fundamentally dishonest’? And should it put potential claimants off from bringing a claim? Mr... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jake Hamilton – Paralegal in our Personal Injury department – asks: Why is work-related stress on the increase?

Pressure in work is common amongst many professions. The doctor feels pressure to save the life of a patient going into cardiac arrest; the construction foreman feels pressure to monitor the progress of a project and keep it on track; the call centre sales operative feels pressure to meet their monthly targets. This type of... Read the rest of this entry →

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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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