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Our latest thinking into the insurance impacts arising from the ongoing crisis is offered against England entering Phase 3 of its recovery plan, with large parts of the economy opening for socially distanced service for the first time since early March.
We examine the approach to indemnifying healthcare professionals in respect of clinical negligence claims arising out of COVID-19 globally and consider what options are available in the UK.
Expert witnesses are central to the preparation and development of clinical negligence cases. A competent expert with robust and logically based views will be the difference between being successful or unsuccessful, whether at trial or in terms of a settlement.
Here we consider the role of technology in helping to alleviate some of those pressures during the pandemic and its potential ongoing application.
Case review 2020-06-12
Kennedys successfully defended the Trust in this unique case where the claimant suffered a previously unreported surgical complication.
This report looks at who currently bears the cost of funding personal care for those with catastrophic injuries, and the need to better manage these costs in future.
Case review 2020-05-12
In the Scottish case of Johnstone v NHS Grampian, the Court of Session found that the pursuer’s consent to medical treatment had been given on the basis of sufficient information about the alternative treatments available and the potential risks of treatment so as to be ‘Montgomery compliant’.
Kennedys in Australia is delighted to announce that experienced healthcare and medical malpractice practitioner Anjali Woodford has been promoted to partner, effective 1 May 2020.
Case review 2020-05-05
The Scottish Court of Session judgment in Andrews v Greater Glasgow Health Board addresses the scope of the duty of care of a junior doctor; and whether a case will fail on causation, if a precise point in time when an event would have occurred could not be determined.
Kennedys celebrates office anniversary by launching Sheffield healthcare practice with new partner hire
We are pleased to announce that we have hired healthcare partner, Tom Armstrong, to head up a new healthcare team based in our Sheffield office, which opened in 2010. Tom, who joins from Browne Jacobson, will lead a team in Sheffield able to defend clinical negligence claims against GPs, NHS Trusts and private healthcare providers. Tom will be working closely with our healthcare lawyers in Birmingham, Cambridge and London.