Poor care led to avoidable maternity deaths

The standards of maternity care were so low at two Lancashire hospitals that mothers and babies were routinely put at serious risk of harm, according to a report uncovered by the Manchester Evening News. The review of medical standards at the Royal Oldham and North Manchester General hospitals was carried out by the Pennine Acute […]

Compensation for Fred Olson passengers

Cruise travel continues to grow in popularity with cruise ships increasing in size; at the moment, the average ship holds around 3,000 people. With so many people on board, the threat of a virus outbreak is a real concern and can lead to significant compensation pay outs. In one such case, holidaymakers travelling aboard a […]

Injury lawyers launch campaign to stop cold calls

It is, unfortunately a situation which many of us are far too familiar with. You’re sat in the comfort of your own home, when your phone rings. It’s a number that you aren’t familiar with. You briefly deliberate over whether or not to answer it, before deciding you better had, just in case it’s important. You pick […]

Coroners report highlights NHS ambulance failings

The NHS Ambulance service faced another blow as it was reported that 35 patients have died in the last few years due to delays in the ambulance attending them, mistakes by the 999 call handles and mistakes made by the ambulance crew. According to the report, published by the Coroners Office, “coroners in England and Wales have issued […]

Deaths in mental health units

Inquest, a charity that supports families bereaved by a death in custody or detention, has recently revealed shocking figures concerning the number of deaths of young people in mental health units. Inquest has revealed that since 2010 at least 9 young people or children have died when psychiatric in-patients in mental health units. Health Minister, […]

Mesothelioma – asbestos claims

As far as you are aware, have you ever worked with or handled asbestos? If so, and if you have experienced shortness of breath or tightening of the chest, you may be suffering from a work-related condition known as mesothelioma. What is unusual about this condition is that it can take at least 40 years […]

Dog bite compensation

March is the month when the world’s most prestigious dog show is held at the NEC in Birmingham, where the best examples of breeds are seen. However, not all dog owners ensure the welfare of their dogs and that of the general public. Attacks by dogs are very common and such attacks can happen when […]