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Suffering from Cerebral Palsy due to medical negligence

Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term for neurological conditions that affect movement and co-ordination.  According to the NHS, there is an estimate that 1 in 400 live births in the United Kingdom are affected by Cerebral Palsy. As well as the motor disabilities (disabilities with movements), other associated problems with cerebral palsy include sensory impairments,… Read More

I have been let down by the health services

I have been let down by the health services –  The successes and failures of the health service have been debated vigorously since its formation.  It is safe to say that the majority of medical professionals do an amazing job; nevertheless occasionally things do go wrong.  Recently released data from the Health Service Ombudsman has… Read More

Swain & Co celebrate founding Partner Graeme Swain turning 60!

Swain & Co’s founding partner Graeme Swain will be turning 60 on Monday and Swain & Co staff planned a surprise celebration to thank Graeme for being such a great manager over the years. Graeme’s journey as a Solicitor started in 1980 and his specialist areas include Clinical Negligence and Public Law. Graeme is a… Read More

NHS Ombudsman “failing families”

The Patients Association, a charity which supports NHS patients has warned that the NHS Ombudsman is ineffective and is failing families.  The NHS Ombudsman is an independent service set up to investigate patient’s complaints.  It is meant to be the final arbitrator for NHS complaints in England. However, the Patients Association says it receives calls… Read More

My property is full of mould

Tenants rights to force repairs to their homes Winter is looming and some tenants are living in fear of cold and damp conditions. In the United Kingdom condensation and mould in residential property is very common, particularly in the kitchen and the bathroom where warm moist air is generated. Mould can grow on walls, furniture,… Read More

I am facing eviction

Increased number of tenants facing eviction If you are facing eviction you are not alone, as the number of evictions has reached a record high.   Recent figures released by the Ministry of Justice show that more than 11,000 individuals and families lost their homes between July 2014 and September 2014. These figures indicate that… Read More

Mother challenges NHS Ombudsman in High Court

The mother of a young woman who died in Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 2011 is challenging the Parliamentary Health and Services Ombudsman in the High Court.  The challenge concerns access to her daughter’s medical records. For 3 years Mrs M has been trying to obtain her late daughter’s hospital records however,… Read More