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Asbestos lawyer reacts with dismay to think tank report on children's exposure to asbestos

ResPublica has highlighted the lax regulatory framework around asbestos in the UK

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Mother receives compensation from NHS Trust after son is stillborn

A 24 year old woman, whose child was stillborn, has received compensation from an NHS trust following a report that found mistakes were made in her treatment during pregnancy, with an emergency caesarean section undertaken too late to save her child.

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Health and safety statistics show thousands dying from asbestos illnesses

Updated statistics published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) earlier this month show the number of deaths due to asbestos diseases are at a peak with over 2,500 people dying every year from the devastating fatal cancer, mesothelioma, and the same number of people succumbing to asbestos-related lung cancer every year.

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Woman secures compensation in excess of £11million for brain damage suffered after operation

A woman has secured a lump sum compensation payment in excess of £11 million, to cover the 24-hour care she now needs after suffering brain damage following an operation to repair her Achilles tendon.

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Compensation secured for injured Swansea cyclist

A British Cycling Member has successfully recovered damages in relation to a road traffic collision as she was cycling in Swansea

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Survey reports nine out of ten NHS bosses believe staffing crisis is endangering patients

A survey that reports that nine out of ten hospital bosses in England fear that understaffing in the NHS could be damaging patients' health has been described as “unsurprising” by a leading clinical negligence solicitor.

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Clinical negligence solicitor brands leaked Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust report 'shocking'

Details of a leaked report into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust have been published today by the Independent.

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Former Royal Alexandra and Albert School housemaster pleads guilty to sexual offences

According to media reports a former housemaster at a Surrey boarding school has pleaded guilty to a series of sexual offences against children in his care between 1975 and 1985.

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Food allergy solicitor calls for clear allergen labelling following NHS allergy figures

Food allergy solicitor calls for clear allergen labelling after NHS figures show a 72% rise of hospital admissions for children with severe allergic reactions in the last five years.

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Cycling cafe owner wins battle against council

Law firm Leigh Day have announced that Windsor and Maidenhead Council have withdrawn their application for an injunction against a cycling café owner who could have faced legal action if cyclists met at his café.

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Former Royal Alexandra and Albert School pupil receives six-figure sexual abuse settlement

A former pupil at a state run boarding school in Surrey has received £540,500 in damages and a formal apology from the school, for the serious and prolonged sexual abuse he suffered as a child.

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Owen Carey's family push for law change following Coroner's report

The family of Owen Carey have called for an urgent change in the law as the Prevention of Further Death (PFD) report is published following the inquest into Owen's death, which the coroner concluded was as a result of severe food induced anaphylaxis.