Importance of Medical Records in Medical Claims
If a person is involved in medical litigation of most sorts, generally the person’s medical records will have some degree of importance in that claim. Frequently, however, parties to medical litigation are frustrated by missing records or perhaps inaccurate records with which the Claimant does not agree. In a recent case, the written records of […]
Is there a Time Limit for Occupational Deafness Claims?
A recent Court of Appeal decision has highlighted the difficulties with time limits in relation to claims for occupational deafness (that is, claims by employees who have worked in very noisy environments with resulting damage to their hearing and sometimes tinnitus). The difficulty with these claims, leaving aside perhaps the issue of tinnitus, is that […]
Asbestos-related lung cancer and smoking
Asbestos-related lung cancer and smoking – which is the true villain? Asbestos cases involving lung cancer have their own inherent difficulties. I should say at the outset that we are not considering cases involving malignant mesothelioma. It is accepted that malignant mesothelioma can be caused by a relatively low dose of exposure to asbestos fibres, […]