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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Birth Injuries (Cerebral Palsy)

Labour always carries risk, though, with modern medicine and advanced antenatal care, these risks can often be avoided. In the case something does go wrong, the effects can be devastating both for the mother and the child. Several birth injuries like cerebral palsy can develop over time despite regular monitoring,[…]

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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency and needs to be addressed quickly to avoid the widespread death of muscles and tissues. Should medical practitioners fail to provide a reasonable standard of care, a patient may file a compensation claim for their damages. Introduction – Understanding Compartment Syndrome What is a[…]

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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Falls in Hospital Settings

Falls and fractures in older people are costly, and often a preventable health issue. Older adults are at increased risk of falling due to their age or co-morbid medical conditions. Thus, hospitals have a duty to carry out a risk assessment for any vulnerable patients that are admitted into their[…]

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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Stroke

The consequences of a stroke episode can be devastating, even when it’s diagnosed and managed promptly. When medical practitioners fail to recognise the warning signs, the effects are long-term and sometimes fatal. Transient Ischemic Attacks, although less dangerous, need to be recognised for what they are, as they can frequently[…]

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Your Guide to Negligence Claims for Appendicitis

Introduction – Understanding Appendicitis What is the Appendix? The appendix is a (worm-like) continuation of the large intestine found at the junction of the small and large bowel. It is a vestigial organ, and its existing function in the human body is still unknown. What is Appendicitis? Appendicitis is the[…]

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A Guide to Diabetes Compensation at Any Age

The capacity to affect another human being’s life is something that has both fascinated and terrified many people. Hence, the medical profession or that of any health worker is not without its risks, and likewise not without its benefits. While the capacity to make a human error applies to nearly[…]

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Cauda Equina Compensation Payouts Guide

His Introduction Do you have a claim? How are cauda equina syndrome payouts calculated ‘Special Losses’ i.e. What can I claim for past, current and future financial losses? Cauda equina settlements Q&A   Introduction This is your Guide to Cauda Equina compensation payouts. If poor medical care has resulted in[…]

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How is a Childs Compensation managed?

In the case of childs compensation the court has to approve any settlement. There will usually be a Court Order for a childs compensation directing that the monies be paid into a fund held by the Court Funds Office (‘CFO’). The CFO is then responsible for looking after the money until[…]

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