Monthly Archives: February 2015

Funding uncertain future medical treatment

Published: 06/02/2015 | News

John Leighton Williams QC discusses funding uncertain future medical treatment and the decisions in Peters v East Midlands SHA and Carter v Powys Local Health Board and Others. The decision in Peters v East Midlands SHA [2009] EWCA Civ 145 enables all those who genuinely seek private medical treatment to claim the cost of the […]

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Ambulance service negligent over asthma patient

Published: 04/02/2015 | News

An ambulance crew had been negligent in failing to appreciate that an asthma patient was in a life-threatening condition. Had they performed basic observations they would have realised that the patient needed ipratropium, adrenaline and salbutamol. Their failure to administer those drugs was negligent and resulted in the patient’s death. The claimant (W) brought a […]

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Defamation case struck out

Published: 03/02/2015 | News

Matthew Hodson successfully applied to the High Court for strike out of a defamation case that had been brought against a national hotel chain. The claimant alleged that hotel employees had defamed him by unnecessarily referring to untrue criminal allegations when banning him from the premises. The claim was struck out on the basis that […]

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