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Action for Brain Injury Week

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The brain is the most important organ in the human body. Brain awareness week serves to raise awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. At Biscoes Solicitors , we have a number of departments in which our specialist solicitors come...

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

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Almost 42,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer every year in the UK. More than nine out of ten new cases (94%) are diagnosed in people over the age of 50, and nearly six out of ten cases (59%) are diagnosed in people aged 70 or over. But bowel cancer...

How to prove a claim for medical negligence

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How to prove a claim for medical negligence : Part 1 A common misconception amongst the majority of my new medical negligence clients is that because they have suffered an adverse outcome from treatment that they have received, it must be due to...

National Glaucoma Awareness week

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Glaucoma can be an extremely debilitating condition and it is important that treatment is obtained as soon as possible. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a common eye condition which affects people of all ages but it is most common in adults in their 70s and...

Compensation secured following negligent operation

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A man has received £150,000 after suffering a tear in the small bowel during general surgery . The tear was not discovered for two days and the contents from his bowel leaked causing him to suffer symptoms including acute respiratory failure, sepsis,...

Child receives £1M for injuries sustained at birth arising from medical negligence

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  A 13 year old girl has received £1,000,000 for the group two brachial plexus injury she sustained during her birth in 2005. As a result of her injuries, she underwent two surgical procedures, her range of movement was restricted and she...

In what circumstances is it permissable to sue an unamed defendant?

Johnathan  Steventon-Kiy
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This was the question before the Supreme Court in Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd [2019] . Judgment was handed down on 20 February 2019. The facts of the case On 26 May 2013, the respondent, Ms Cameron (the Claimant), was injured when her...