Archive for the ‘Resolution Matters’ category

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Farah Saber v. University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (Birmingham County Court, 2 December 2022 – Recorder Weaver KC)

Introduction Ms. Saber underwent an operation on 2 September 2013 to remove a tumour from her abdomen.  This was carried out following general anaesthetic and an epidural.  When she awoke from the procedure she could not move her legs and, whilst there has been improvement …

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Case of note: MT and KT v. Kent & Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (High Court, 10/2/2022 – Johnson J.)

Introduction On 8 February 2015 MT suffered a psychotic episode and threatened to stab his daughter, KT.  Police officers attended.  The following day he actually stabbed KT several times, causing serious injuries.  He was prosecuted for attempted murder and found not guilty by reason of …

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Case of note – North Bristol NHS Trust v. HBW (High Court, 26 May 2022 – Ritchie J.)

Introduction This was a sentencing hearing for Contempt of Court in a claim brought by the trust and NHS Resolution.  As such, the case name reverses the usual order. Detail HBW was a young woman who alleged that the trust negligently delayed diagnosing her cauda …

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NHS Resolution continues to drive down litigation – Annual report and accounts published for 2021/22

NHS Resolution has today published its annual report and accounts for 2021/22 which sets out how its innovative dispute resolution strategy has continued to drive down litigation against the NHS in England. A record 77% of claims were resolved in 2021/22 without court proceedings, continuing …

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