A man who claims a hospital failed to open an operating theatre in time to treat his injuries is suing for compensation. James Drew, 22, of Fleet, Hampshire, claims that as a result he will need a total hip replacement and other operations. He is suing Ashford Hospital NHS Trust for damages, claiming it was negligent in failing to open a second operating theatre at Ashford Hospital and failing to promptly reduce his fractured and dislocated right hip after an accident in April 1996. Drew, who is represented by Blake Lapthorn of Portsmouth, claims that as a result of the delay he developed femoral head necrosis and chrondrolysis, and will need a total hip replacement. He is also seeking damages, including being disadvantaged on the labour market.
The long-awaited report from the French Government on multidisciplinary practices (MDPs) is believed to have given the concept the green light only weeks after it was vetoed by the French bar. French newsletter Juristes Associes claims to have seen an advance copy of the Nallet Report, which will not be officially released until a few […]