Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence guidance:

ADR in the CPR The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) state that litigation should be a last resort and, that the parties should consider whether negotiation or some other form...

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Position pre-1 April 2013 ARCHIVED: After-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums and success fees continue to be recoverable where the policy or CFA was entered into before 1...

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Causation and remoteness are the principles that the courts use to determine what should be recoverable in damages as a result of clinical negligence. The law, therefore,...

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As there is no route for a statutory appeal from the coroner’s court, the supervisory jurisdiction of the Administrative Court is important for those who wish to...

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Guidance on care standards for cosmetic procedures is provided by the General Medical Council and came into effect on 1 June 2016. Doctors who carry out cosmetic...

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Overview of anaesthesia practice Anaesthesia forms the largest single hospital medical speciality and the skills of anaesthetists are used in all aspects of patient care....

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This Practice Note sets out practical considerations when managing these types of claims, followed by an overview of common types of injury to children occurring during...

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This Practice Note begins with a reminder of the importance of Montgomery, followed by an examination of the practical considerations when managing these types of claims....

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Breach of duty For details of the law on breach of duty in clinical negligence claims see Practice Note: Duty of care and breach in clinical negligence...

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Introduction This Practice Note provides an overview of the claims procedure to be used in clinical negligence cases following service of the initial statements of case....

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Funding The usual mechanisms for funding a clinical negligence claim are: • legal aid/public funding • conditional fee agreement • damages-based agreement Various cases...

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Introduction The regulations, The National Health Service (Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/334, which are effective from 1...

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Across the spectrum of clinical negligence cases between those involving issues of ‘pure diagnosis’ and ‘pure treatment’, claims arising out of negligently performed...

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There are a number of commonly encountered liability disputes when dealing with dental claims. These include: • periodontal claims • cosmetic dentistry • consent disputes...

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The NHS complaints procedure A patient’s search for a proper explanation about what went wrong, for an apology and for a promise that such mistakes will not be repeated...

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This Practice Note explains how the conditional fee regime operates for personal injury and clinical negligence matters including: • what a CFA is • the regulatory...

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