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One of the big points of contention in recent years in cases involving exposure to asbestos is the status of a person with 'pleural plaques'. Whilst the exposure that caused the plaques places someone at higher risk of developing a more serious...
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Lightning does sometimes strike twice in the same place and some people very sadly suffer more than their fair share of tragedy. That was certainly so in one case, in which a young man who was being looked after in a care home following a road accident...
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Even hidden and symptomless injuries arising from breaches of health and safety rules in the workplace can form the basis of successful compensation claims. The Supreme Court established that point in a guideline ruling that, for the first time, defined the...
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The NHS treats thousands of patients with great skill every day but, when mistakes are made, it is only right that those affected are properly compensated. In one case, a cancer sufferer who was given double the intended dose of radiotherapy following an...
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In a ground-breaking decision, the Supreme Court has dispelled the mistaken belief that the police enjoy a general immunity from being sued in respect of anything they do in the course of investigating or preventing crime. The case concerned a woman in her...
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A woman travelling on holiday in the USA (where medical costs are extremely high) was injured when a car park boom was lowered in error, causing lacerations to her head that required a visit to hospital and several stitches. The accident happened near the...
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The consequences of exposure to asbestos frequently take decades to emerge and, in seeking recompense for victims, specialist solicitors often have to act as detectives, delving deep into the industrial past. One case, in which the family of a bricklayer won...
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When an employer's training of staff in how to carry out potentially dangerous processes is deficient, it is difficult to argue that when someone is injured as a result of that failure, they share responsibility for what happened. So, when a court ruled...
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Patients have an absolute right to be fully informed of all the risks before undergoing surgery. In one case where that did not happen, a teacher who was left paralysed in all four limbs following a spinal operation was awarded compensation from the NHS. ...
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Whether an injury is the result of negligence or deliberate action, obtaining legal advice is the first step towards victims being justly compensated. In one case, a former soldier who was severely beaten by two non-commissioned officers (NCOs) won a...
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