Medical Negligence News Archives

Royal College of Surgeons Tackle Patient Consent

1st November 2016

In 2015, the ruling of the UK Supreme Court in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board fundamentally changed the practice of consent, shifting the focus of the consent discussion to the specific needs of each individual patient. The decision placed the onus upon the treating party to establish what factors were important to the patient , irrespective of how rare or unlikely they may be.

New birth injuries compensation scheme announced

17th October 2016

At Fletchers Solicitors we deal with many cases where babies have either been seriously injured or died at birth due to negligence. When this occurs, the parent’s first wish is…

Overcoming adversity in
the face of uncertainty

10th August 2016

Our Head of Clinical Negligence, Georgia Briscoe, writes about how firms can face the upcoming changes within our sector. By focusing on areas such as team structure and client management,…

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