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Negligence Claim Costs Increasing - Again

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Following a Freedom of Information Act request made by the BBC, it has recently been confirmed that the current bill for outstanding clinical negligence claims is going to be in the region of £4.3 billion. This ... read more

Mustard v Flower; Are Recordings of Medical Examinations Now Going to be the Norm?

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In the recent High Court case of Mustard v Flower & Others, Master Davison was tasked with deciding whether the Claimant’s recordings of her medical appointments with the Defendant’s medical experts – ... read more

Should surgeons use hernia mesh? RCS responds to questions on Victoria Derbyshire programme

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Responding to the Victoria Derbyshire programme on hernia mesh (aired 15th January 2020), a Royal College of Surgeons spokesperson, said: “It is sadly the case that around one in ten patients experience pain ... read more

Witness evidence in the TCC: Reform is on the way

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by  Oliver Pearson, Associate - BCLP London ... read more

Considerations when working with people who are deaf

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By Dr Elizabeth Wakeland, Senior Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Psychology Practice Ltd and Lauren Teasel, Assistant Psychologist, ... read more

Pitfalls in Clinical Negligence Claims: A Case Study

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On 18 December 2019, Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke, the Designated Civil Judge sitting at Oxford Combined Court, handed down judgment in Docherty v Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (Unreported, 25, 26 & 27 ... read more

Finding a physiotherapy expert

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Sometimes it can be difficult to locate the right expert physiotherapist, and whilst some will belong to various directories, the majority will belong to the Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, ... read more

Pitfalls in Clinical Negligence Claims: A Case Study

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On 18 December 2019, Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke, the Designated Civil Judge sitting at Oxford Combined Court, handed down judgment in Docherty v Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (Unreported, 25, 26 & 27 ... read more

The Inexorable Rise of Food Hypersensitivity

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We have all heard the media news reports of fatal allergic reactions to food – often takeaways, such as sandwiches, burgers or a curry. In this article, journalist Rosalind Whistance asks leading food safety expert ... read more

Has he suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? A Review of Medico-Legal Issues

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by Hugh Koch, Clinical Psychologist and Visiting Professor in Law and Psychology to Birmingham City University (BCU) ... read more