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Preventable Stillbirth Compensation Claims

United Kingdom - October 27 2022 Every year in England and Wales, hundreds of thousands of babies are born. The vast majority of births are medically unproblematic and result in the…

Johnson V Williams - Avoiding The “Holmesian Fallacy” And The Importance Of Responsible Expert Evidence

United Kingdom - August 17 2022 In June of this year judgement was handed down in the case of Johnson v Williams . The judgement contains useful pointers on applying the burden of…

Informed consent in clinical negligence claims - has Bolam crept in through the back door?

United Kingdom - June 9 2022 Since 1957, the issue of whether or not a patient had given informed consent to medical treatment was dealt with as a matter of clinical judgement…

Fatal accident claims: the bereavement award has increased but not by enough

United Kingdom - May 1 2020 For fatalities arising on or after 1 May 2020 bereavement damages as awarded under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 have risen from £12,980 to £15,120…