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Mar

Scaphoid Fractures and Medical Negligence

A recent case involving a scaphoid fracture shows how the Court approaches a claim for medical negligence. The case concerned Leesa Arkles. Leesa was playing football back in 2009. She was the goalkeeper and as she tried to stop the ball with her left hand, her left hand was bent forcibly backwards. She then fell […]

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16

Mar

Proving extent of injury in medical negligence cases

In every Medical Negligence Case, in order to be successful the patient has to prove not only that the hospital breached its duty of care, but also that breach of duty has caused some sort of injury or adverse outcome. A recent Judgment of the Privy Council, which deals with appeals from Commonwealth jurisdictions, has […]

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10

Mar

Rear end shunt not always negligent

The Court of Appeal has decided that driving into the back of another vehicle is not always negligent! The case involved Mr Fertek who was driving his vehicle when another vehicle swerved in front of him causing him to perform an emergency stop, as a result of which a van drove into the back of […]

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2

Mar

Personal carers in ice and snow

A recent Supreme Court Case has examined the extent of the Health & Safety duties which are owed to personal carers by their employers when visiting patients in their homes. Such duties are relevant to claims for personal injury at work. Tracey Kennedy was employed by Cordia Services as a Home Carer in Glasgow. Cordia […]

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