Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Content
Compensation claim against the MoD following Kabul helicopter crash
Keith Barrett supported Gordon Emin's family during the inquest into his death in Kabul in 2015.
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.
Care home funding crisis threatens us all
A report in the Times today that one in six care homes is in danger of insolvency should set alarm bells ringing for all of us.
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.
Outgoing prison ombudsman regrets a prison system 'in crisis'
Outgoing PPO inspector Nigel Newcomen says the statistics on deaths in prison, combined with high levels of violence and incidents of significant disorder, indicate a prison system 'still very much in crisis'.
Court of Appeal sides with Personal Injury claimant on costs
A decision was handed down in the Court of Appeal today that will likely impact personal injury claims (in the UK and abroad) against compensatory bodies such as insurers, the MIB and tour operators.
Fieldfisher supports the Royal London Trauma Cyclethon
To support the work of the trauma team at the Royal London Hospital, members of our Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team took part in the Royal London Trauma Cyclethon on 17th May.
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.
A plea to anyone running farm events
The Lancashire Telegraph reported this week that the firm behind the farm attraction where more than 30 children and adults were affected by E-coli has been liquidated to make way for a management buy-out.
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.
Christina Gardiner highlights worrying similarities in baby death investigations
The number of baby deaths at the Countess of Chester Hospital draws worrying parallels with one of our own cases regarding substandard medical care provided at Watford General Hospital.
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.
Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
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'