Catastrophic injury cases: the road to effective rehabilitation management
01 December 2016
Rehabilitation is now a well-established part of serious injury claims handling. Whilst a collaborative process is still the desired gold standard, the reality is that various opportunist behaviours have developed as parties have sought to exploit rehabilitation for claim purposes.
Patient safety: an interview with Denise Chaffer
24 November 2016
Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety and Learning at the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA), has shared her personal reflections on patient safety and the NHS LA’s aims regarding patient safety with Kennedys’ Healthcare Partner, Christopher Malla.
Understanding emerging risks
25 April 2016
The recognition that we are seeing a rapid, powerful convergence of big technology changes cannot be ignored. Autonomous vehicles, genetic editing, sensors, biotechnology, 3D printing, robotics, and artificial intelligence are some imminent changes.
Making a difference on patient safety
09 December 2015
Early involvement of the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) and its lawyers in the coronial process, on behalf of the NHS, makes a difference to patient safety. Evidence shows the NHS learns from mistakes and implements changes to improve patient safety.
Personal Injury Brief: latest decisions November 2015
18 November 2015
A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to fixed costs for multi-track claims started in the Portal, the discount rate, sexual abuse and vicarious liability for alleged assaults.
Medical law claims: latest decisions November 2015
09 November 2015
A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to the discount rate in Ireland, proportionate costs, pre-existing care needs, deprivation of liberty, limitation and causation.