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An update on PIP implants download
Anxiety over possible health risks is a form of health risk in itself and the inferior strength of the implants has led to them being considered a substandard product.
For a significant percentage of doctors in the UK, the possibility of being sued for clinical negligence affects the decisions they make and the care they offer patients.
The importance of choosing expert witnesses and preserving evidence — get it right or pay the price download
The decision in Sadar v NHS Commissioning Board is a stark reminder of the evidential issues that arise when claims are not brought until the claimant reaches majority.
Short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary care download
In 2004, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence issued guidance on this subject.
Claimants are required to adduce evidence in order to convince the court that, on the balance of probabilities, the defendant in question is liable.
Calderbank offers revisited download
A recent Court of Appeal decision suggests that it may not be necessary for a defendant to make a Part 36 offer to secure full costs protection at trial.
There were developments last month in the ongoing discussions around the need for greater regulation of cosmetic medical devices.
This article examines some of the different types of claim or medico-legal query Mills & Reeve received in its Claims Handling Unit or out-of-hours service during 2013.
Shortly before Christmas, the government published its extensive full response to the Francis Report, entitled ‘Hard Truths’.
In Woodland v Essex County Council the Supreme Court reviewed the law on non-delegable duties of care and set out the criteria when a non-delegable duty arises.
Health Legal Update — December 2013 download
Mills & Reeve has released the December edition of its Health Legal Update.
Disclosure following patient deaths has become a ‘hot topic’ in recent times and particularly since the events in Mid Staffordshire and Morecambe Bay.
Inquests — nowhere to hide: the increasing pressure to disclose and the coroner’s powers of investigation download
The increasing pressure to disclose so much more to the coroner means inquests are becoming much more difficult and need careful handling.
Disapplying the Limitation Act download
Two recent cases focus on the court’s discretion to disapply the Limitation Act 1980 and allow a claim to proceed that would otherwise be time barred.
As part of a review of the allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile, the barrister tasked with considering themes arising from those investigations has invited comment from NHS staff about four issues.
This briefing is intended to cut through the pages of small print and to see where CCGs will stand in the new world order when it comes to planning and securing services for patients.