A Southampton woman is taking a local health authority to the High Court accusing it of giving her infected blood products. Valerie Watts is suing South West Hampshire Health Authority, claiming that she developed an infection after being given Factor VIII concentrate on seven occasions between 1983 and 1990. She accuses the authority of negligence, claiming that the concentrate was infected with hepatitis.
THE GOVERNMENT has confirmed the profession’s worst nightmare by announcing it will withdraw legal aid from the bulk of civil actions while delivering the rest of it through cash-limited block contracts. Its plan to substitute a large swathe of legal aid with conditional fees was widely leaked, but practitioners assumed the Government was bluffing. Law […]