Tags: clinical negligence

Do I have a clinical negligence claim?

August 12, 2020

If you believe that you have received incorrect medical treatment you may be wondering whether you are entitled to receive compensation. Laura Rowe from our Personal Injury team explains the circumstances in which a successful compensation claim may be brought.

Mental Capacity in Personal Injury Claims

July 30, 2020

James Braund examines when a client may not be able to directly bring their own claim, due to a lack of mental capacity.

Recent Case Highlights the Importance of Getting a Suitable Expert Involved in Cases

March 2, 2020

A recent High Court clinical negligence case has reminded parties and practitioners in such claims about the need to ensure an appropriate medical expert is instructed.

Government confirms they have no plans to reform Bereavement Damages

February 17, 2020

The Ministry of Justice have now ruled out any significant reform to the system of Bereavement Damages in England and Wales.

Proposed coronial investigation of stillbirths

August 12, 2019

The 12 week joint consultation launched by the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health and Social Care on 26 March 2019 entitled “Coronial Investigations of Stillbirths” ended on 18 June 2019.

Waiting Times at A&E – How long is too long?

March 11, 2019

Most of us will have had the misfortune of visiting a Hospital A&E department at some point in our lives, but waiting how long is too long for treatment?

Strict three year time limit to bring a claim

May 25, 2017

One problem which the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Team at Trethowans repeatedly see is people being unaware that they have only 3 years from the date of a negligent incident to bring a claim.  This 3 year timeframe is called the Limitation Period and is applied strictly by the Courts. If a Claim Form is not sent to court within this this time limit the claim will be out of time (known…

Can pre Jackson Conditional Fee Agreements be assigned?

July 7, 2016

The legal community has, over the last few years, faced a significant degree of uncertainty regarding the ability to assign pre-Jackson Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA), also known as “no win no fee” Agreements. Assignment creates no new rights, but simply transfers existing rights from one party, the assignor, to the new party, the assignee. Under a CFA entered into prior to the Legal…