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The law must not force claimants to gamble crucial compensation
Parliament has been asked to consider changing the very practical system operated by the Lord Chancellor to say how lump sum compensation should be calculated.
Government must rebuild women's faith in maternity care
Years of underfunding of maternity care in the UK has resulted in a critical lack of faith in their safety, says Arti Shah.
Partner Jane Weakley and team complete the London Prudential Ride 100
Jane Weakley, Partner within Fieldfisher's Personal Injury and Medical Negligence practice, has completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 helping to raise over £3000 for the Bobath Centre.
RCOG highlights proof babies could be saved with better care
Maternity initiatives introduced by the government in 2015 may have begun to bite as the number of stillbirths fell for the first time in a decade. The bad news is that too many babies still die because of inadequate maternity care.
As litigation funding gets murkier, legal aid remains a beacon for families devastated by birth injuries
Lord Faulks QC flagged his concern in the Times about the potential conflict of interest imposed on a case by third-party litigation funding.
Arti Shah highlights Cervical Screening Awareness Week with a device that could make testing more comfortable
Scientists at Duke University, North Carolina have developed a new device that will hopefully make smear tests less uncomfortable for women, cheaper and more readily available.
The psychology behind admitting a fatal mistake
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine believe that better training in the social psychology behind how we're affected by making mistakes can help doctors to be more open when things go wrong.
Fundamental errors in midwives training risks the lives of more babies
The Times reported yesterday that during the inquest of baby Billy Wilson, who died at three-days old, the midwife in charge of Billy's mother, Carla, at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield did not know how to use the CTG machine.
Surgeon Ian Paterson's case proves private hospitals need proper regulation
Following the conviction last month of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, the Royal College of Surgeons has rightly called for a review of the way private hospitals are regulated.
To prevent mistakes, the government must not ignore the stats on birth injuries
The alarming figures revealed by the BBC this week detailing the number of mistakes routinely occurring in maternity wards around the country must be taken very seriously by the Government.
Fixed costs: The end of patient justice
A letter from the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the charity for patient safety and justice, published in the Telegraph this week, asked the Health Secretary to reconsider proposals concerning fixed costs in clinical negligence claims.
TVT mesh: the biggest health scandal of our time?
Thousands of women have been left in excruciating pain having undergone what was for years mainstream NHS surgery to cure incontinence, usually following childbirth.
Jennifer Buchanan welcomes an initiative to improve the lives of children missing a limb
The Department of Health has earmarked £750,000 funding for research into child prosthetics; bringing together clinicians and academics working in the field and the children who use prosthetics every day.
Why are British teenagers so unhappy?
In a stark report following a survey of half a million 15-year-olds, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has found that British teenagers are more anxious, more likely to be bullied and less satisfied with life than other teenagers in the rest of the world.
Judges agree realistic rate of return to protect the injured
In a landmark judgment in 1998 (Wells v Wells), the House of Lords stated that the purpose of an award of damages made to someone injured long-term in an accident was to "put the plaintiff in the same position, financially, as if he had not been injured".
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Jane Weakley is mentioned in 'Partner Jane Weakley and team complete the London Prudential Ride 100'
Jill Greenfield is mentioned in 'Fieldfisher hosts successful conference for practitioners working with people suffering catastrophic neurological injury'
Peter Williams, Bridget Collier and Shaheen Mosquera are mentioned in 'Fieldfisher out in support of Action Mesothelioma Day 2017'
Jill Greenfield and Dushal Mehta are mentioned in 'Court of Appeal sides with Personal Injury claimant on costs'
Keith Barrett is mentioned in 'Civil claim proceeds following a driver who killed his friend being sent to jail'
Keith Barrett is mentioned in 'Civil claim proceeds following driver who killed his friend being sent to jail'
Jill Greenfield and Paul McNeil are mentioned in 'Fieldfisher wins Personal Injury Team of the Year award 2017'
Keith Barrett is mentioned in 'The Sun reports on Keith Barrett's case of Richard Giles, who died after being electrocuted when his lorry hit 11,000 volt cables'
Arti Shah is mentioned in 'Arti Shah comments in the Evening Standard about her client's case in which their husband died of a heart attack after being told to take Gaviscon'