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Baby ‘failed’ by hospital

Hayley Fullerton was 13-months old when she had heart surgery, but she died after developing an infection and a collapsed lung in hospital. At the inquest into her death, a conclusion from the hospitals inquiry was read out which said that Hayley may not have died if she had received better care at Birmingham Children’s…
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Criminal advice loophole to close?

A legal loophole that has been used by police to deny suspects their right to legal representation sould be closed by a change in the law. Home office officials have agreed to propose amendments to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984, to impose a duty on police to ensure that any suspect that…
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Prisoners to recycle oil in trial project

Work this Way is a charity based at Ford Prison which is piloting a new eco-friendly scheme. The trial project is collecting used domestic cooking oil from residents inEast Prestonand recycling it into bio fuels. Prisoners at Ford Prison have been trained to carry out the process. Work this Way aims to cut re-offending amongst prisoners at…
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New cosmetic surgery degree launched

Essex University is launching a new degree for surgeons, aiming to improve the safety of cosmetic procedures. The university hopes that the qualification will reduce the ‘have a go’ surgeons as well as prevent people travelling abroad for surgery. However, plastic surgeons have labelled the new MSc course as unnecessary as all UK qualified plastic…
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Girl injured at birth awarded £11m compensation

Milly Evan’s was awarded £10.8m in compensation for the catastrophic injuries she suffered following a hospital’s failure to properly monitor Mrs Evans during labour. The settlement is thought to be the largest in medical negligence cases, and will be used to pay for the lifetime care of 11 year old Milly who has cerebral palsy,…
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Personal Injury cap on compensation needs to be increased

Personal injury lawyers have called on the government to increase the cap on compensation for victims of crime. The Ministry of Justice’s consultation closed last week after three months which was entitled ‘Getting it right for victims and witnesses’. The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has responded to the consultation by calling for increases…
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Doctors often give wrong medicine

A General Medical Council (GMC) review has said that GPs are making prescriptions errors which are affecting 1 in 6 people. The study was based on 1200 patients and found that elderly and young patients were the worst affected. This was due to the issues in elderly people where they are already using many different…
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Legal Aid Update

Today is a sad day at Swain & Co. following the news that the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill (LASPO) has been given Royal Assent today. We are concerned that the fundamental principle of Legal Aid, to promote access to justice, has been severely damaged. This will leave a significant number of…
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Better dementia care in West Sussex

A new project is being introduced at St Richard's in Chichester, Worthing Hospital, and Southlands Hospital aimed at improving the care dementia patients inWest Sussex receive. The project has been called the ‘knowing me’ scheme, which will encourage dementia sufferers to complete a book on their life story, as well as including information on how…
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Family Law: expert witness reform needed

It has been claimed that the safety of some of the country’s most vulnerable children is being put at risk by the expert witnesses that have ‘sprung’ up in the family courts. There are now calls for the NHS and the courts to take a greater responsibility for checking the validity of the work and…
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