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Human rights Data breach Data protection and privacy

Government face compensation claims following Honours List data breach blunder

The Government faces claims for compensation after publishing a version of the New Years Honours List 2020 including the recipients' home addresses.

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Medical negligence

Mother of two died from sepsis after waiting for three hours in an ambulance outside hospital

The inquest into the death of 49-year-old Samantha Brousas has concluded that there was a 'gross failure' in the care of the mother of two who died from sepsis in February 2018.

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Blind justice
Human rights

​Government concedes position in Prevent legal challenge

The government has conceded its position on all grounds in relation to the legal challenge brought by Rights Watch (UK) regarding the Independent Review of the Prevent programme.

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Medical negligence

Inquest finds gross failure in care and neglect led to death of Caroline Pearson-Smith

The inquest into the death of 52-year-old Caroline Pearson Smith has concluded that there were gross failures in her care and neglect, which led to her death.

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Royal Courts Of Justice
Human rights Judicial review

Paul Lamb's application for judicial review of assisted dying law to be heard by the High Court

An application for judicial review of assisted dying laws brought by a severely disabled man, Paul Lamb, will be heard at the High Court in London on Thursday 19 December 2019.  The case is listed in Court 3, to be heard not before 12noon. Paul is being supported by Humanists UK in bringing his case.

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Consumer law Product safety

​Residents settle Shepherd's Bush appliance fire claim

Residents of a tower block in Shepherd's Bush which caught fire in August 2016 due to an allegedly faulty Indesit tumble dryer have settled their legal claims against Whirlpool.

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Defocussed Hospital Corridor
Medical negligence

Widow settles medical negligence claim against St George's Hospital

Peter* died of liver failure at St George's Hospital, London, in February 2017 following a failure by the hospital to appreciate the side effects of drugs used in his cancer treatment.

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Breast Implants Medical
Product safety Consumer law

The UK Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry confirms 15 additional cases of 'ALCL' in the last year

A report from the UK's Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry (BCIR) has confirmed that 15 additional cases of rare lymphatic cancer ALCL have been diagnosed in the UK in the last 12 months. The cancer has been linked to textured breast implants; this is known as breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

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Human rights Judicial review

​Sikh Federation UK to seek permission to appeal High Court census ruling

The Sikh Federation UK have announced that they will be seeking permission to appeal the High Court judgment handed down yesterday which dismissed their judicial review of the government's decision not to include a tick box for ethnic Sikhs on the census due to take place in 2021.

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Asbestos claims

Settlement secured for former Lancashire joiner with diffuse pleural thickening

A former joiner from Lancashire has received a settlement after being diagnosed with pleural thickening, a lung disease commonly caused by exposure to asbestos.

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Cycling claims Personal injury

Cyclists urge Leicestershire County Council to make ford safe after suffering significant injuries

Three cyclists from Leicester are calling upon Leicestershire County Council to take urgent action to make the ford on Burroughs Road, Ratby, safe for cyclists and other road users.

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Asbestos claims Asbestos and mesothelioma mesothelioma

Family of former Greater Manchester worker receives settlement following asbestos-related death

The family of a former builder and fireman from Leigh, Greater Manchester, has received a six-figure settlement following his asbestos-related death.