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Maureen Nottage
Human rights Covid-19

Families to sue Health Secretary and Health Security Agency over care home covid deaths

Families whose loved ones died in care homes during the covid 19 pandemic are preparing legal claims against the Health Secretary, the Health Security Agency and individual care homes.

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Product safety

Dexcom G6 investigated by product safety lawyers

Product safety lawyers are continuing their investigations of potential issues with the Dexcom G6 system after receiving reports of the devices providing inaccurate readings to users through the Dexcom G6 app, or even failing to notify them at all of dangerous low or high levels of glucose.

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Medical negligence Baby deaths Maternity safety

Baby died aged one week after pregnant mother’s concerns were dismissed

A baby girl died aged one week at the Homerton Hospital after her mother’s concerns about abdominal pains and reduced fetal movements were dismissed in late pregnancy by North Middlesex Hospital maternity triage unit.

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Human rights Abuse claims

Survivor of sexual and physical abuse at Nazareth House, Nottingham, awarded £75,000 in legal claim

A woman has been given £75,000 by the Sisters of Nazareth, a Catholic Order responsible for running Nazareth House Children’s Home, Lenton, Nottingham, in a settlement for a legal claim for alleged abuse she suffered as a child at the Home in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Human rights Judicial review Immigration

Asylum Aid considers appeal to Rwanda removals procedure judgment

Legal protection charity Asylum Aid is considering an appeal after High Court judges ruled that the Home Office procedure for removing asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda is lawful.

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Corporate accountability Tesco Forced labour

Tesco and Intertek face claims of forced labour and debt bondage at F&F fashion factory

Burmese migrants were made to work up to 99 hours a week on unlawful wages and in forced labour conditions at a Thailand factory making clothes for Tesco’s F&F fashion range, it is alleged in a legal action brought by a group of workers.

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Brain injury Cerebral palsy Medical negligence

Substantial settlement secured for baby who suffered brain injury at St George's Hospital Tooting

Over £32 million has been secured for a child who suffered brain damage as a baby due to negligent treatment by medical professionals, including ignoring signs of jaundice, at St George's Hospital in Tooting, London. 

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GP Surgery
Human rights Sexual abuse

Romford GP found guilty of further sexual offences against patients following previous convictions

Manish Shah has been found guilty of sexual offences against four patients following previous offences for which he received multiple life sentences.

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Medical negligence Settlement

Five-figure settlement for woman after six-month delay in diagnosis of a wrist fracture

A woman has received compensation from her GP for a failure to arrange an in-person examination of her wrist injury, which led to a six-month delay in diagnosis of a fracture and meant she needed significant surgery. 

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Judicial review Afghanistan Ministry of Defence

Bereaved families welcome unprecedented statutory inquiry into allegations of extrajudicial killings by UK Special Forces in Afghanistan

The families of eight people, including three young boys, who it is alleged were murdered by UK Special Forces in two separate incidents during night raids in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012 have welcomed today’s announcement in Parliament by the Ministry of Defence that there will be a statutory inquiry into allegations of extrajudicial killings by the UK’s most elite forces in Afghanistan between 2010 and 2013. 

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Settlement Medical negligence Brain tumour

Woman with benign brain tumour receives six-figure settlement following delayed diagnosis

A woman who suffered from the delayed diagnosis and removal of a benign brain tumour has received a six-figure settlement from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust.  

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Human rights Afghanistan

Case of former BBC journalists left behind in Afghanistan before the High Court this week

Former BBC journalists who were left behind in Afghanistan when British troops evacuated will make their case at the High Court on Thursday 15 December.