Posts tagged “Compensation Claims”

Council pays £330,000 in Personal Injury claims

March 8th, 2011
Council pays £330,000 in Personal Injury claims

Suffolk County Council have paid in excess of £3330,000 in compensation over the last four years to people who have tripped and injured themselves on pavements in the County.  The information, discovered thanks to a freedom of information request put forward by the East Anglia Times, details the cost to the County of paying personal […]

How Difficult Is It To Win A Malpractice Suit?

January 31st, 2011
How Difficult Is It To Win A Malpractice Suit?

Not as easy as you might think, according to one lawyer, Robert Webb. He recently told reporters: “Most people think of medical malpractice as something a doctor does; negligence in treating a patient. However, medical malpractice may also refer to any health care professional, and that includes dentists, nurses, druggists, technicians, therapists, hospitals and clinics.” […]

Can Medical Practitioners Always Be Trusted?

January 24th, 2011
Can Medical Practitioners Always Be Trusted?

Going to see your doctor when you are ill is something we all take for granted. What we also take for granted is their ability to diagnose and prescribe proper treatment. It is a job most of us would not want to do simply because it does come with risk. No one is infallible, and […]

Finding The Best Personal Injury Lawyer

January 18th, 2011
Finding The Best Personal Injury Lawyer

There are times when you might need to contact a lawyer to represent you if you’ve had an accident or perhaps want to sue for malpractice. Finding a lawyer is not always that easy. The larger companies will no doubt have someone available, but they can be costly. Cost wise, small firms are probably better […]

Wales NHS Compensates Close to £90m for Negligence

January 7th, 2011
Wales NHS Compensates Close to £90m for Negligence

In the last three years, Wales NHS has paid out nearly £90 million in medical negligence compensation. The Welsh health service  paid out £31. million during the 2009/2010 period, £18 million in 2008/2009 and a further £38.8 million in 2007/2008. In South Wales, the largest compensation pay out was £11.8 million after errors in monitoring […]

Fantasia Deals with Affair Aftermath, Abortion

November 26th, 2010
Fantasia Deals with Affair Aftermath, Abortion

American Idol winner and R&B singer, Fantasia Barrino, 26, admitted during a court hearing in Charlotte, North Carolina, to aborting the baby she conceived with her married ex-lover and father of two, Antwaun Cook. Barrino, who has Cook’s name tattooed above her left breast, had been having an affair with Cook since August 2009 and […]

Legal aid cut in a bid to save money

November 16th, 2010
Legal aid cut in a bid to save money

Legal aid will be cut in a bid to save money, it has been revealed. Justice Minister, Ken Clarke revealed that legal aid will now only be provided for those in desperate need, as the state looks to reduce the legal aid bill by 350 million pounds. The legal aid programme currently costs 2.1 billion […]

Cameron plans to clamp down on ‘compensation culture’

October 15th, 2010
Cameron plans to clamp down on ‘compensation culture’

David Cameron has promised to clamp down on the ‘compensation culture’ and instead create an effective health and safety system, which treats “adults like adults.” Cameron made the comments in a foreword to a health and safety review, which is due to be carried out by Lord Young, a former Conservative minister. He said that […]

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