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Cyclists At Risk From Potholes

Cyclists at risk from potholes It is no secret that local roads are in terrible condition. According to MPs, this has caused an increase in the number of cyclists that have been injured and cars that have been damaged. A report published this month and mentioned in The Times states that in the recent years, unfilled potholes have seriously compromised safety. The successive governments have been accused of a dereliction of duty over funding by [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Personal Injury, Serious Injury|Comments Off on Cyclists At Risk From Potholes

Homeowner Discovers More Than 400 Faults in his New-Build Property

Homeowner discovers more than 400 faults in his new-build property. Buying a new build home can be incredibly exciting. Many future owners dream of having a new house and a fresh start. However, it is easy to get caught up in the fantasy and not realise the issues that come with many new-build houses. Joe Tompkinson told the Daily Mail his own experience with purchasing a £400,000, new-build property. He claims that his house has [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Compensation, Housing Disrepair|Comments Off on Homeowner Discovers More Than 400 Faults in his New-Build Property

Slow Cookers For ‘The Positivi-tea’ Project

Slow Cookers For ‘The Positivi-tea’ Project (The photograph shows our Director, Alisha Butler, presenting a slow cooker to one of the Directors of The Positivitree, Liam) Last month, we have decided to donate to The Positivitree for their supper club project ‘The Positivi-tea’, in partnership with Can Cook. This club is for parents/carers of children at the Alder Hey Children's Hospital, staying at the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House Charities provides free accommodation [...]

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Charities|Comments Off on Slow Cookers For ‘The Positivi-tea’ Project

Surgeon Leaves Woman Infertile

Surgeon leaves woman infertile after removing wrong fallopian tube On 7 March 2018, Chelsie Thomas went to the Walsall Manor Hospital after she experienced bleeding, reported BBC News. During her hospital visit, it was discovered that Ms Thomas had an ectopic pregnancy. The NHS explains that ectopic pregnancy happens “when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.” When an egg gets stuck in the tubes, it [...]

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Negligence, Hospitals, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Surgeon Leaves Woman Infertile

Number of limbs amputated reached over 27,000 between 2015 and 2018

Number of limbs amputated reached over 27,000 between 2015 and 2018 Figures featured in an article from the Daily Mail Online have uncovered that more people than ever have parts of their legs amputated. This is because of complications related to diabetes. Between 2015 and 2018, the NHS has carried out 27,465 lower limb amputations in England. Around 7,545 of them were above the ankle and 19,920 were below the ankle. This figure shows a [...]

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: Clinical Negligence, Hospitals, Medical Negligence, NHS|Comments Off on Number of limbs amputated reached over 27,000 between 2015 and 2018

Listeria Outbreak Claims More Lives and the NHS Reveals Affected Hospitals.

Listeria outbreak claims more lives and the NHS reveals affected hospitals. Following the initial announcement of the listeria outbreak, the Public Health England have released a full list of hospitals which were supplied products from the Good Food Chain. The government agency refused to give up the hospital names at the beginning but caved after being pressured. The list includes a total of 43 NHS trusts and one independent facility. See if your local hospital [...]

By |June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Clinical Negligence, Compensation, Hospitals, Medical Negligence, NHS|Comments Off on Listeria Outbreak Claims More Lives and the NHS Reveals Affected Hospitals.

CMA Investigates Mis-selling of Leasehold Properties

CMA investigates mis-selling of leasehold properties Despite the initial refusal, the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has finally began to investigate possible mis-selling in the leasehold property market, reports The Times and The Daily Mail online. This decision was made after up to 100,000 families were left with crippling ground rents. The investigation is looking at whether people who were sold a leasehold property received all the necessary information to fully understand their future obligations. [...]

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Compensation, leaseholds, Rent, Solicitors|Comments Off on CMA Investigates Mis-selling of Leasehold Properties

Millions of UK Consumers Could Claim Compensation from Mastercard

Millions of UK consumers could claim compensation from Mastercard Two years ago, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) rejected Walter Merricks’ claim against Mastercard. Mr Merricks, 73, has taken legal actions against Mastercard on behalf of consumers. The former financial ombudsman argues that 46 million UK consumers paid higher prices in shops between 1992 and 2008 due to the allegedly excessive interchange fees that Mastercard charged businesses for processing card transactions. The European Commission ruled these [...]

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Claim, Compensation, Solicitors|Comments Off on Millions of UK Consumers Could Claim Compensation from Mastercard

Listeria Outbreak Resulted in Deaths

Listeria outbreak resulted in deaths. Three out of six seriously ill patients died at the Aintree University Hospital and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trusts, following a listeria outbreak. The Daily Mail online has reported that the outbreak has been linked to The Good Food Chain’s sandwich and salads supplied at the 43 NHS trusts in the UK. Some of the products were given to the hospital patients, while others were sold on the premises. The [...]

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Clinical Negligence, Compensation, Hospitals, NHS, Solicitors|Comments Off on Listeria Outbreak Resulted in Deaths

Home Lip Filler Procedure Goes Wrong

At-home Lip filler procedure sends a Manchester woman to hospital. Before getting a cosmetic procedure, it is important to do your research about the treatment and possible risks. Manchester Evening News reported a story in April 2019 that is a great example of what can happen when you receive subpar service. A 29-year-old Christina Burton went through a £75 at-home, 1ml lip filler procedure in September 2018. Before the treatment, she had a numbing cream [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Claim, Compensation, Medical, Solicitors|Comments Off on Home Lip Filler Procedure Goes Wrong

NHS Nurse Staged Crash For Cash Scam

NHS nurse staged ‘crash for cash’ scam to receive claim compensation. The term ‘crash for cash’ refers to people deliberately crashing into other vehicles or submitting false accident claims, says RAC. Their goal is to receive as much money as possible from the fraud. These scammers do not only receive money they are not entitled to, but they also put people’s lives in danger. Unfortunately, crash for cash scams have become more popular over the [...]

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Accident, Legal, Personal Injury, Solicitors|Comments Off on NHS Nurse Staged Crash For Cash Scam

Grandmother Loses All Her Limbs From Paper Cut

Grandmother had all four limbs amputated after contracting sepsis. Sepsis can often develop from the smallest of things. A simple paper cut can result in infection and could lead to amputation. In 2018, 54-year-old's Marguerite Henderson from Fife, Scotland contracted sepsis from a paper cut, reported the Mirror. On 25 February 2018, the 54-year-old cut her right-hand’s index finger. Few days later the small cut caused her to feel unwell. The former nurse began to [...]

By |June 4th, 2019|Categories: Accident|Comments Off on Grandmother Loses All Her Limbs From Paper Cut
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