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“If I die, Pete gets everything!” Er… no Katie, he won’t.

London, UK. Katie Price at the launch photocall to mark the publication of her latest autobiography, Reborn, released tomorrow. Held at The Worx, Parsons Green, London on September 21st 2016.
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During a panel discussion on Monday’s Loose Women show, former glamour model Katie Price revealed that she has not updated her Will since she split from her ex-husband Peter Andre in 2009. The panel was discussing what arrangements parents should make for the care of their children in the event of their death. Ms Price… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The NHS mistakes so serious they should never happen

nhs blog

Over the past four years more than 1,000 NHS patients have suffered from medical mistakes so severe that they should never have happened, according to figures published by the Patient Association. “Never Events” are serious incidents that are wholly preventable as guidance or safety recommendations that provide strong systemic protective barriers are available at a… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

“Revolutionary” organ donation law

Organ transplant

Wales has become the first UK country to introduce a new system to increase the numbers of organ donors. From today, residents in Wales are presumed to consent to the use of their organs for transplantation after they die. It means adults will have to remove themselves from the register by “opting out” if they… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Mayo Wynne Baxter seeks wacky ways to get to school

Road Safety Week II

The Personal Injury team at Mayo Wynne Baxter is joining with the Brain Injury Group to support this year’s Road Safety Week campaign (November 23-29).  The theme for 2015 is ‘Drive less, live more’, and the intention is to reduce the number of car journeys in order to improve road safety and the environment. To… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Worthing Hospital admits failings in care following mother’s death

Worthing Hospital

An inquest at Centenary House, Worthing, yesterday heard how the standard of care provided to Krista Wild of East Preston was “completely unacceptable.” Mrs Wild, who had recently been diagnosed with diabetes, was admitted to the Accident and Emergency department at Worthing Hospital on 14 December last year with liver cirrhosis and an infection. Instead… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

1,300 babies dead or maimed due to NHS errors

maternity is love

Data from the NHS Litigation Authority analysed by The Times newspaper has revealed that more than 1,300 babies were maimed or died last year as a result of medical negligence. Compensation payouts for mistakes in maternity care hit over £1bn, up from £488m a decade ago. Campaigners have highlighted the scandal of the NHS not… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Brighton hospital admits putting patients at risk

Royal Sussex County

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which is responsible for the management of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, has admitted to putting patients and visitors at risk of catching a potentially fatal bug. In August 2011 78 year old Jean Rayment was admitted to the hospital, the busiest in the county, suffering… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Child claimants’ right to anonymity

See No Evil

Children and protected parties (for example those who lack capacity) who reach a settlement in a personal injury claim must have that agreement approved by the court for it to be legally binding upon the parties. Such approval hearings are held in open court and often deal with significant sums of compensation. The Clinical Negligence… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Former patients of dentist may fail to get compensation

Dental instruments and tools in a dentists office

Last year we reported on the story of a Nottingham dentist, Desmond D’Mello who was secretly filmed flouting health and safety guidelines at his practice. Mr D’Mello, whose career spanned over 30 years, was suspended by the General Dental Council after it discovered that he failed to wash his hand between patients and re-used dental… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Widespread condemnation of Government’s enhanced court fees

spending for legal issues

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced that it will be increasing court fees in relation to claims for the recovery of money from April 2015. The new “enhanced fee charging” will introduce a fee for all claims worth over £10,000 of 5% of the value of the claim, subject to a maximum fee capped… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)