A teenager tragically injured due to medical negligence has won the right to seek personal injury compensation from the NHS for his catastrophic injuries.
I can’t think of anything more potentially heartbreaking than a medical negligence claim – especially when it comes to claims made on behalf of children.
This week, the news is positively filled with stories about personal injury compensation amounts both impressively large and modestly small in comparison.
The Government is always quick to blame ambulance chasing personal injury solicitors on raising claims figures, but it’s not always that cut and dry.
Whether it’s a local authority or it’s the NHS, it’s been bad news for taxpayers as millions of pounds flow out to pay for countless personal injury claims.
Either personal injury lawyers are getting better or medical staff are getting worse, because medical negligence claims are going through the roof.
Personal injury solicitors aren’t the only ones that work overtime – both fraudsters and junior doctors have been burning the midnight oil this week!
This week, the debate may be raging on over who’s to blame for the so-called ‘compensation culture’ in the UK but there are still plenty of valid claims.
Now, personal injury solicitors get a bit of a bad reputation, but they put up with a lot – like the legal team for these men that lost the wrong testicle!
The West Suffolk NHS Trust paid out in excess of £4.5 million in medical negligence compensation over the course of 2011, according to personal injury claims figures released by the organisation recently.
One mum from Lancashire has won more than £1 million in personal injury compensation in a recent medical negligence claim for the brain injuries her son sustained during his birth.
Reports have been emerging that no win no fee lawyers may be making off with legal fees that positively dwarf their clients’ personal injury compensation awards.