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Clinical Risk Headlines - July 2019

Published 24 July 2019

Welcome to your first edition of Headlines - bringing you the latest developments in the Clinical Risk sector, to keep you up to date and to assist with the constant challenge of improving patient safety.

In this edition we celebrate recent successes at Trial, which will be helpful in the defence of future consent cases; we take a look at GP Indemnity and also review recent caselaw focusing on a dishonest claimant

 

Secrets and lies: dishonest exaggeration in clinical negligence claims

NHS Resolution's recent success in the Lesley Elder case highlights the increasing importance of undertaking investigations where there are genuine questions around exaggeration or fabrication. Here, we examine solutions for a defendant when dishonesty rears its ugly head... 

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Successful defence of a consent case in the Court of Appeal

It is increasingly common for clinical negligence claims to involve allegations around consent, but as this recent Court of Appeal judgment demonstrates it can be very hard for claimants to succeed on causation... 

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The unchanging chance of winning on No7 

In the recent case of Pomphrey v. Secretary of State for Health and North Bristol NHS Trust, the High Court looked at the causative potency of complications from surgery that a patient would always have undergone and following detailed consideration found in favour of the Defendants... 

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GP Indemnity Scheme - Everything you should know

You won't want to miss this! The new GP indemnity scheme, called the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP), went live on 1 April 2019... 

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Stop press!

The personal injury discount rate (PIDR) will be readjusted to -0.25% from 5 August 2019. This will impact the value of compensation for claimants. The higher the value, the larger the impact. 

Call us now if you have any claims you wish to discuss. 

Authors

Heather Durston-Hillyer

Heather Durston-Hillyer

Winchester

+44 (0)1962 705513

Rachel Roberts-Jenkins

Rachel Roberts-Jenkins

Bristol

+44 (0)117 918 2154

Joanne Neale

Joanne Neale

Leeds

+44 (0)113 251 4967

Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson

Newcastle

+44 (0)191 404 4035

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