Morrish Solicitors secure £8m compensation for brain damaged girl following 12 year battle for justice

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Jane McBennett, Associate in Morrish Solicitors clinical negligence department, has successfully concluded a long running cerebral palsy claim for a 12 year old girl who was left severely disabled as the result of blunders at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Under the terms of the settlement which was recently approved in the High Court, the Claimant will receive a lump sum of … Read More

Record rise in newborn babies with brain injury

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The number of babies left brain-damaged by NHS mistakes has increased by a record amount amid a campaign for ‘normal’ births. Official figures show the number of claims against maternity units for cases which ended in life-long disability has risen by almost a quarter in one year. Safety experts said a ‘cult-like fixation’ on ‘normal birth’, with doctors kept out … Read More

Injured singer wins damages

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An Equity member has received a significant settlement following an accident on stage. The performer was injured when part of a spotlight hit his head during rehearsals. Although the responsibility for the accident was clear, the case became difficult because of a dispute over damages. The performer suffered post-concussion symptoms, developed long-term headaches and facial pain. This pain could be … Read More

Unite member receives £200,000 in compensation after life-changing fall

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A former HGV driver has received £200,000 in compensation after being injured in a fall at work that forced him to resign from his job. Unite member Mr W, who had started work for a car transport firm 2 weeks prior, was walking down the length of the transport vehicle checking the car positions, when he suddenly slipped and lost … Read More

Morrish Solicitors lawyer appointed to Law Society clinical negligence panel

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A legal expert from medical negligence specialists Morrish Solicitors has been recognised as one of the country’s leading figures in supporting victims of serious clinical negligence, handling some of the most complex, high-value cases. Duncan Gardiner, who is based at the firm’s Bradford office, has been selected onto The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, for which only solicitors who can … Read More

Unite Legal Services secure compensation for RTA victim

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A Unite the Union member who sustained neck and back whiplash injuries following a road traffic accident has secured compensation with the help of Unite Legal Services. George Reed, a bus driver from Barnsley, was stationery in his car at a set of traffic lights, when another car drove into the rear of him. Mr Reed attended his GP surgery the following day … Read More

Unite member compensated after suffering shoulder injury at work

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Unite member, Raymond Fenn, has secured £55,680 in compensation following an accident at work. In November 2012, Raymond, who was employed as a Fork Lift Truck Driver for Norbert Dentressangle, was unloading a wagon at the depot where he worked, when he fell down a pot hole and wrenched his shoulder on the wagon. Although Raymond continued to work over … Read More

Bus driver develops dermatitis after being exposed to irritants

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Unite member, Shelley Hardwick, has received £17,500 in compensation after developing dermatitis from being exposed to irritants on the buses she drove. In October 2012, Shelley, who works as a bus driver for First South Yorkshire Ltd, noticed that she had developed sore blisters and spots on her hands which were diagnosed as dermatitis by her doctor. Despite being prescribed … Read More

Bus driver suffers burns in accident at work

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A bus driver has been awarded compensation after suffering burns to his hand following an accident at work. Unite member Mr Smithers, who worked as a bus driver in Sheffield, visited the staff canteen following his shift in January 2012. His hand was scalded with hot water, when a polystyrene cup in which he had placed menthol crystals for his cold, started … Read More

Justice for Hurler’s Syndrome sufferer

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What is Hurler’s Syndrome? Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (Hurler’s syndrome) is a rare congenital metabolic disorder in which a defective or missing enzyme causes complex sugar molecules to accumulate in harmful amounts in the body’s cells and tissues.  The disease causes permanent progressive damage to the skeleton connective tissue and organs.  Babies with this disease appear to be normal at birth … Read More

Justice for Hurler's Syndrome sufferer

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What is Hurler’s Syndrome? Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (Hurler’s syndrome) is a rare congenital metabolic disorder in which a defective or missing enzyme causes complex sugar molecules to accumulate in harmful amounts in the body’s cells and tissues.  The disease causes permanent progressive damage to the skeleton connective tissue and organs.  Babies with this disease appear to be normal at birth … Read More

Ombudsman warns of inappropriate discharge from hospital

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The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has published a report showing how some vulnerable patients are inappropriately discharged from hospital. In a number of complaints investigated by the Ombudsman, frail elderly or disabled patients were put at risk as a result of not having anyone else at home or not having food or drink. The Ombudsman had seen a significant … Read More

Morrish Solicitors help woman knocked unconscious in road accident

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A 47-year old woman from Rugby has received compensation following a traffic collision, which left her with head and facial injuries, along with damage to her knee. The car, in which the woman was a passenger, was driving onto a roundabout when a Vauxhall Corsa collided with the front side of the car, forcing it into a head-on collision with … Read More

Unite Legal Services secures compensation for RTA victim

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A Unite the Union member who sustained prolonged neck and back whiplash injuries following a road traffic accident has secured compensation with the help of Unite Legal Services. Pauline Hooper, from Doncaster, was stationery at a set of traffic lights, when a 4×4 drove into the rear of her car. As a result of the collision Mrs Hooper’s car was thrown forwards and … Read More

NHS watchdog slams hospitals' handling of patient complaints

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Three out of four investigations by hospitals into complaints that patients suffered avoidable injury or death fail to identify serious failings in care, leaving distraught families in the dark, the NHS ombudsman has warned. Inquiries by hospital staff are so often inadequate that many complainants seeking to understand what went wrong are met with “a wall of silence from the NHS”, according … Read More

NHS watchdog slams hospitals’ handling of patient complaints

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Three out of four investigations by hospitals into complaints that patients suffered avoidable injury or death fail to identify serious failings in care, leaving distraught families in the dark, the NHS ombudsman has warned. Inquiries by hospital staff are so often inadequate that many complainants seeking to understand what went wrong are met with “a wall of silence from the NHS”, according … Read More

Injured Unite member secures compensation with backing of Unite Legal Services

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A Unite member has received £5,500 in compensation after being knocked over by an AA van. At the time of the accident, Mr Watson who was employed as a bus driver at Olive Grove in Sheffield was waiting to be collected after finishing his shift. He had been standing outside the depot for some time in the same spot, when … Read More

Unite member compensated after suffering fractured elbows in fall

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Unite member, James Midgley, has received compensation from Sheffield City Council after suffering two fractured elbows in a fall. At the time of the accident, James was about to cross a main road in Sheffield, when he tripped on a pothole in the pavement and fell forward onto his elbows, with his face and torso in the road. He was … Read More