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Accommodation claims

The Medical Negligence team at Mayo Wynne Baxter frequently deal with claims involving brain damage sustained at birth as a result of the hospital’s negligence. Such claims usually take many years to reach settlement negotiations, at which point we carefully consider all the possible heads of damage that may be claimed from the Defendant in… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Personal injury compensation – the effect of the discount rate

On 27 February 2017 the Lord Chancellor Liz Truss announced that the discount rate, used to calculate compensation in severe personal injury cases, will drop from 2.5% to 0.75% from 20 March 2017. What is the discount rate? The discount rate is a deduction made from large compensation payments awarded to people with severe, often… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Probate fees set to increase by £20,000

On 24 February 2017 the Ministry of Justice announced that it intends to proceed with its proposals to increase probate fees from the current flat rate to a banded rate where the fees increase in line with the value of the estate. As a result, the cost of obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)