News & Blogs - Davies & Partners
How long do I have to claim compensation?Tuesday, 28 June 2016 07:37
If you are looking to claim compensation for clinical or medical negligence you must start your claim within 3 years. This is called the limitation period. If you don’t start your claim within this period you will usually be prevented from bringing it by the court.
AvMA and the CQC Request FeedbackMonday, 27 June 2016 10:47
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) has joined forces with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to encourage people to provide feedback on health and social care.
Davies and Partners In House Training DaysFriday, 24 June 2016 10:41
Davies and Partners’ clinical negligence team regularly holds in house training days. These are a valuable opportunity to catch up with colleagues spread across our four offices.
Emergency Ambulance Service Failures - Savable Patient Lives LostMonday, 06 June 2016 11:58
In the last 5 years, 35 patients are known to have died due to either ambulance delays or mistakes by 999 call handlers or ambulance crew.
NHS has the busiest year in its history, will this cause a rise in medical negligence claims?Tuesday, 17 May 2016 18:57
The NHS has had the busiest year in its history so we consider if this will cause a rise in Medical Negligence Claims? Statics published by NHS England have highlighted that the NHS has had one of its busiest years in its history, seeing more patients than ever before.
Problems could arise from hospitals sending vulnerable patients home aloneMonday, 16 May 2016 11:25
A damning new report has found many hospital patients are being sent home “alone, afraid and unable to cope”. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman concluded that many patients are being sent home before they are clinically ready and others may be medically fit to be discharged but may not be practically ready to cope at home. While relatives and carers are not always being alerted when patients are discharged and some patients are being sent home with no care plan in place.
DWP Confirms It Won't Appeal Vaccine Damage Payment DecisionWednesday, 04 May 2016 07:54
On 27th January 2016, Suzanne Williams of Davies and Partners represented a client in an appeal against the Department of Work and Pension who had refused to make a payment under the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme. The appeal was successful and the DWP were ordered to pay the sum of £120,000 to Davies and Partners’ client.
Bereavement Damages ReformTuesday, 03 May 2016 09:46
Medical negligence specialist Lorna Lymer highlights the forth coming Private Members Bill sponsored by Andy McDonald MP, known as the Negligence and Damages Bill 2015-16, which is due for a Second Reading Debate on 13 May 2016.