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Recent cases and other news
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • September 19 2012

This personal injury claim gave the Court of Appeal the opportunity to set guidelines on the measure of general damages.


Palliative care under the spotlight
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2012

Palliative care has been much in the news recently.


NHS Trust cleared of negligence for causing brain damage during birth
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 20 2012

In Amy Jane Ludwig (by her mother & litigation friend Della Louise Ludwig) v Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS trust Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS foundation trust (2012), the claimant claimed damages from two NHS Trusts for alleged clinical negligence in failing to identify or treat a Group B Streptococcus infection carried by her mother at the time of her birth.


The consequences of failed sperm storage
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 18 2011

The loss of stored sperm, in circumstances where this represented the only chance of the donor becoming the genetic parent of a child, can have devastating consequences for the individual involved.


Experts in the spotlight
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2011

Sound expert evidence is often crucial to the outcome of claims brought for medical malpractice.


Recent cases
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • September 1 2010

In A v (1) East Sussex County Council (2) Chief Constable of Sussex, the High Court held that the removal of a baby from her young mother with a police protection order (not a court order) was not a breach of the mother's human rights.


Claimant allowed to pursue claim against Health Authority for brain injury sustained in 1974 despite being statute barred
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

A Health Authority appealed against a decision that a clinical negligence claim by the claimant was not statute-barred.


GP found not liable for failure to diagnose premature rupture of membranes 26 years ago
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2010

The claimant claimed damages in negligence against his mother's GP as a result of the GP's failure in 1983 to diagnose premature rupture of membranes when the mother was pregnant with the claimant.


Health Authority found not liable in cerebral palsy case
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 3 2010

A baby suffered cerebral palsy and severe development difficulties as a result of a starvation of oxygen to his brain during birth.


A prison medical officer’s failure to take a prisoner’s medical history amounted to a breach of duty
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • March 3 2010

Over the period from March to May 2005, the claimant, an inmate in prison, saw three different doctors complaining of a lump in her breast.