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Articles posted in 2012

Grayling increases small-claims limit to £5,000 in whiplash reduction plan

Industry News : 11 December 2012

Justice secretary Chris Grayling’s long-awaited blueprint to reduce the number of whiplash claims will be revealed today. 

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Government cuts RTA costs by £700

Industry News : 22 November 2012

It has been revealed that low-level claims handled through the RTA Portal Scheme are set to have £700 from the fixed recoverable costs slashed by the government.

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Government will not transfer claims management regulation

Industry News : 20 November 2012

It has been revealed that calls to transfer claims management regulation to an alternative independent regulator will be resisted by the government.

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Road Safety Week 2012

Industry News : 20 November 2012

It’s National Road Safety Week! The week is co-ordinated by Brake, the road safety charity, and raises awareness about the 5 deaths and 66 serious injuries which take place every day on UK roads, causing emotional trauma to families and communities.

 

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New Government Data reveals 326 NHS "Never Events"

Industry News : Clinical Negligence News : 8 November 2012

New data showing the total amount of NHS ‘never events’ over the last two years has been published by the Government.

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Doctors Chambers now supporting National Charity Brake

Company News : 19 October 2012

Doctors Chambers are pleased to confirm we will be supporting National Charity, Brake.

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Georgia Keeling dies after Meningitis is mistaken for Swine Flu

Clinical Negligence News : 10 October 2012

A two-year-old girl from Norwich died from meningitis after being wrongly diagnosed with swine flu, an inquest has heard.
 

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Man, 24, aims for 2016 Paralympics after hospital neglect resulted in avoidable amputation

Clinical Negligence News : 17 September 2012

A recent report has revealed that a 24-year-old man was left needing his leg amputated after doctors failed to carry out straightforward muscle-pressure tests. The man is now hoping to take part in the next Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016.

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£1million compensation for 5 year-old Lucas, who suffered brain damage at birth due to doctors negligence

Clinical Negligence News : 17 August 2012

A young boy is to be awarded over £1million in compensation after  doctors failed to notice his blood sugar levels plummet, resulting in the development of cerebal palsy.
 

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Routine X-Ray reveals eight-inch long forceps left inside patient’s body from operation weeks before

Clinical Negligence News : 15 August 2012

A man at a hospital in Kent needed emergency surgery after medics failed to realise that they had left a pair of forceps inside his body during an appendix operation.

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