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Causation: liability of multiple tortfeasers
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2011

The Court of Appeal has found that the negligent delay by a GP in referring a child to hospital was causative of permanent injuries, even though the subsequent diagnosis by a hospital was delayed


The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Statutory Storage Period for Embryos and Gametes) Regulations 2009
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

From 01.10.09, the statutory period of ten years for storage of embryos and gametes can be extended in certain circumstances, with appropriate consent of the gamete providers and written permission of a registered medical practitioner, up to a total period of 55 years


Report: Reducing healthcare associated infections in hospitals in England
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

A report published by the National Audit Office on 12th June 2009 states that the Department of Health successfully met its target to reduce MRSA bloodstream infections by 50 by 2008 as well as making progress in reducing Clostridium difficile infections


Yearworth & ors v North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2009

Appellants claimed they suffered psychiatric injury upon learning that sperm maintained in Trust’s storage bank had become damaged when the storage equipment failed


More exchange opportunities for international doctors
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2009

Expansion of the Medical Training Initiative from 250 placements in 2008 to 750 will allow more overseas junior doctors to take up a two-year training placement within the NHS


(1) G (2) L v C
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2009

The Deceased had consulted the Defendant doctor in relation to nipple discharge and pain in her breast


Mr F and Mrs F v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

Claimants brought claims as secondary victims of Defendant Trust’s negligent treatment of their 10-year-old daughter’s (X) medical condition


B v Birmingham Heartlands & Solihull Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

Claimant (48 years old) underwent carpal tunnel decompression surgery at Defendant Trust’s hospital


H v Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

Claimant (88 years old) attended Defendant Trust’s hospital following a fall


Davison v Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 17 2009

Claimant went absent without leave from a psychiatric unit at the Defendant Trust's hospital where he had been admitted as a voluntary patient