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Know the Limitation Period for Medical Negligence...

Posted in Medical Negligence on 11th Jun 2020
There are many concerns felt by medical negligence victims which can create doubt and hesitation in pursuing a claim. However, it is important to consider that the Limitation Period for the majority of Claimants is 3 Years – a time limit which is too often missed by victims of negligence. Missing this deadline can be devastasting for those impacted my medical negligence and all too often means they are left with no other options but to pay for damages out of their own pocket or not having access to treatment at all. We know the effects of medical...

The Importance of Health & Welfare LPAs

Posted in Wills & Probate on 27th Jan 2020
There is a widespread misconception held by many people that your next of kin can make important decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. The Office of Public Guardian has recently posted that: 72% of people think a next of kin can automatically make medical decisions on their behalf if needed to. This is not true. In order to be able to make these decisions a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) needs to be put in place and registered. The Health & Welfare LPA once registered appoints attorneys chosen by you who can...

Sepsis: Fatal Dangers of Delayed Diagnosis

Posted in Medical Negligence on 24th Jan 2020
It moves quickly and time is of the essence. It is therefore shocking that some hospitals are still slow to identify symptoms and treat them accordingly, with a recent article from the BBC highlighting the sepsis issues at large. This article highlights alarming statistics from a recent University of Washington study, stating “one in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis” with an estimated 11 million fatalities a year. This is more than those killed by cancer. Rates in the UK are higher than that of neighbouring countries (including...

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Posted in Employment Law on 3rd Jan 2020
The terms ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment’ are often used interchangeably when discussing unwanted behaviour in the workplace, but they are not the same thing. Harassment Harassment is specifically defined in the Equality Act 2010 and occurs when a person engages in unwanted conduct towards another person that has the purpose or effect of violating the second person’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the second person. Crucially, in order for the unwanted conduct to be harassment, it must...
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