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Attempted clinical negligence fraud lands claimant with jail sentence and an order to repay damages and costs

On 2 July 2021, Mr Darren Dommett was sentenced[1] to 29 weeks, almost 7 months, in jail for attempting to defraud the NHS of nearly £2 million. The Court found Mr Dommett had deliberately and grossly exaggerated the extent of his disabilities. The sentence also …

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Case of note: Henry v. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (High Court, December 2020)

Mr. Henry was a carpenter who suffered long-standing back pain and sciatica following an accident at work in 1990.  In 2010 he underwent surgery which involved the insertion of bilateral pedicle screws in his back, secured with metal rods.  Unfortunately he continued to experience severe …

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Case of note: ZZZ v. Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (High Court, 26 June 2019 – Garnham J.)

ZZZ v. Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust A young woman (referred to as XXX) was a rear seat passenger in a car which was involved in a road traffic collision at 09.17 on 27 October 2011. She was wearing a lap seat belt but …

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Case of note: Hooper v. Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Central London County Court 15 February 2019 – Judge Baucher)

Causation in stroke case Factual summary Mr Hooper, a self-employed businessman aged 50, felt unwell at work on 18 July 2011. He was taken home by a colleague and his wife called an ambulance. He was admitted to Basildon Hospital at 13.04. The attending doctor …

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