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JMW medical negligence solicitors win £6.56 million in compensation for brain damaged boy

By Eddie Jones @ Nov 24, 2011 in Medical Negligence

Eddie Jones: Medical Negligence Solicitor This week the clinical negligence solicitors at JMW settled a landmark case for a mother from Tameside, Greater Manchester, whose young son was left brain damaged after he was starved of oxygen at birth. Cases such as this serve to highlight the devastating repercussions medical...

The Importance Of Treating Jaundice In The Neonatal Period

By Kelly Livesey @ Jun 21, 2011 in Medical Negligence

BBC One North West Tonight has tonight featured JMW client Jaudaan Bapu. Jaudaan is 5 years old and has cerebral palsy . His injuries are alleged to have been caused by a delay in treatment of jaundice as a baby. For more information about Jaudaan's case click here. At JMW we have...

We need to talk about ..... TB Screening

By Jane Kirkham @ May 25, 2011 in Medical Negligence

Jane Kirkham A recent study was carried out by researchers at the Imperial College London and other TB services around the world which revealed that 70% of latent or hidden cases of TB were being missed.  The media coverage has suggested that experts are calling for a change in the screening policy of...

Legal Aid - To Reform or To Not Reform - That Is The Question

By Kelly Livesey @ Mar 31, 2011 in Medical Negligence

This week has seen a lot of media attention given to the government's proposed reform of both legal aid and the "no win no fee" system in the wake of the budget announcements. The Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke, announced an overhaul of the civil justice system which many people feel would...

Birth Centre Negligence

By Kelly Livesey @ Jan 27, 2011 in Medical Negligence

This week's press coverage of the Theo Kramer birth centre negligence case has led me to consider the value of birthing centres and the role these centres play in the delivery of some of the 700,000 babies born in the UK each year. Theo, who is represented by JMW Solicitors, has this week...

Clinical negligence award for prisoner who suffered epileptic fit

By JMW @ May 11, 2010 in All

More than 12 years after suffering an epileptic fit and falling from a top bunk at Brixton prison, resulting in permanent brain damage, a former inmate has won a case of clinical negligence against the Home Office because of failures by the jail's doctor and other staff. A High Court...

Woman wins £3.45m clinical negligence award for failures at former MOD hospital

By JMW @ Mar 22, 2010 in All

A routine operation for suspected gallstones undertaken at a former Ministry of Defence hospital has resulted in a patient receiving £3.45m in a ground-breaking clinical negligence compensation award for medical errors which left her with brain damage. The Portsmouth woman initially went...