Tags: personal injury

Removal of ‘Vnuk’: A shift change for British Motor Insurance Law?

August 9, 2021

On 21 February 2021, the government announced their intention to remove the EU’s ‘Vnuk’ motor insurance law from British law.

Parliamentary Committee recommends change in law for maternity claims

August 2, 2021

Earlier this month, the House of Commons’ Health and Social Care Committee presented its findings from an inquiry into the safety of maternity services in England.

CPR Update – Changes to Court Track Allocation for Road Traffic Accident and Personal Injury Claims

June 9, 2021

In my article, Whiplash Claim Reforms – are you ready?, I outlined the changes that were due to be made to the Civil Procedure Rules in respect of the allocation of claims to the small claims and fast tracks. On 31 May 2021 these amendments came into effect for accidents occurring on or after that date with one key difference.

Liability issues in a brain injury case

May 21, 2021

A brain injury can permanently change a person’s life and legal action may be necessary in cases where another party has some responsibility for the injury.

Brain injuries in Clinical Negligence claims

May 20, 2021

Each and every year, millions of individuals in the UK will receive medical care. In some cases, mistakes can occur. A brain injury caused by the negligence of a medical professional can have catastrophic consequences for the patient.

Catastrophic Brain Injuries

May 19, 2021

Around one million people visit A&E each year following a head injury. There are many possible causes, including road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and accidents at home or at work. Many of these will sadly be left with a catastrophic brain injury.

Subtle Brain Injuries

May 18, 2021

The vast majority of people attending hospital with a head injury will have suffered a fall or collision and no apparent long term effects.

Action for Brain Injury Week 2021

May 17, 2021

Today marks the start of Action for Brain Injury Week 2021 in the UK. Action for Brain Injury is an annual campaign designed to raise awareness of the devastating effects of brain injury organised by Headway, one of the leading brain injury charities. Every year, Headway choose a different theme to highlight during ABI Week, based on their ongoing campaigns – 2019 was all about brain drain…

‘Duty of Candour’ with a Nurse’s hat on!

January 28, 2021

What difficult times we are just emerging from. A time when our Health Service has been absolutely stretched to the limit. It was during this awful time that the first prosecution was brought against an NHS Trust for a breach in the `Duty of Candour` regulation following a patient`s death in 2017. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) brought the prosecution because a Plymouth hospital failed to tell…

Adding insult to injury – A case study highlighting the risks and consequences of pressure sores in spinal cord injury.

November 19, 2020

Tom Hartigan, Partner at Trethowans, acted on behalf of a claimant who had been a wheelchair user since sustaining a serious spinal cord injury some 13 years earlier. A clinical negligence claim was brought against the NHS Trust after he developed a severe pressure sores during a stay in hospital.