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Causation in clinical negligence - does the Pomphrey case change or restate the law?

United Kingdom - September 5 2019 Earlier this summer judgment was handed down in the case of Pomphrey v Secretary of State for Health and Anor 2019 4 WLUK 483. On the face of it...

Specialist Cauda Equina team settles substantial compensation claim against St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey for delayed diagnosis

United Kingdom - August 29 2019 The Cauda Equina claims team at Penningtons Manches Cooper has settled a substantial claim against St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey in respect of a...

Court finds GP negligent for failing to identify red flag signs of Cauda Equina Syndrome leading to delayed diagnosis and permanent disability

United Kingdom - April 29 2019 The High Court has recently ruled in favour of Kerry Shaw, a 40 year old teacher from Grimsby, who was left severely disabled after a delay in...

National Audit Office warns that increased delays in treatment could lead to a surge in clinical negligence claims

United Kingdom - March 27 2019 The National Audit Office (NAO), the independent Parliamentary spending watchdog, has published a report about NHS waiting times for elective and...

Government report calls for NHS trusts to focus on Cauda Equina Syndrome care provision - with estimated saving of £27 million

United Kingdom - February 4 2019 One of the areas of clinical negligence claims where we see the same failures over and over again, often with devastating consequences for the patient...