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Public will be ‘barred’ from justice in legal aid reform, warn lawyer group – Daily Telegraph

“The public will be effectively barred from fighting incompetent doctors and councils in the courts under plans to cut legal aid, the body representing lawyers warned yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Hospital accused over girl’s glue injection – The Guardian

“Great Ormond Street being sued by 11-year-old after operation left her with extensive brain damage.”

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The Guardian, 15th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

NHS faces £85.8m compensation bill over maternity blunders – The Guardian

“The NHS is facing a spiralling bill for blunders made by maternity-unit staff during labour that result in a baby dying or suffering brain damage or disability, the Guardian can reveal.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Price of suing the NHS too high – The Guardian

“Suing the NHS for medical negligence may become too costly in the wake of cuts to both legal aid and lawyers’ success fees.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman pays £1 for MRSA legal claim against hospital – BBC News

“A woman seeking compensation from a Norfolk hospital after taking over an MRSA sufferer’s damages claim could set a legal precedent, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 24th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal action over closure of children’s heart surgery unit – Daily Telegraph

“Managers of a children’s heart surgery unit are to launch legal action to stop it being closed under a long-awaited national review.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Heartlands Hospital in £7m brain damaged boy pay-out – BBC News

“The family of a boy who suffered severe brain damage due to hospital failures have received a £7m settlement.”

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BBC News, 16th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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