Leigh Day news 2022
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Widower of a school teacher who died from an asbestos cancer succeeds in legal action against Surrey County Council
A settlement has been secured on behalf of a widower whose former PE teacher wife died of asbestos cancer mesothelioma aged 78.
Safety alert for Philips HeartStart Intrepid defibrillators
Philips has issued a field safety notice for certain HeartStart Intrepid defibrillators after a problem was identified during internal testing of the product.
Court rules United Nations agencies can intervene in Kabwe lead poisoning class action
The High Court in Johannesburg has today ruled that a group of UN Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups can intervene in a dispute over the authorisation of a class action against Anglo American South Africa on behalf of victims of lead poisoning around the Kabwe mine in Zambia.
Martial arts club coach jailed for sexual abuse of girls
Martial arts expert Derek Hodder who raped and sexually assaulted nine girls during massage sessions has been jailed for 28 years.
Litigation funding secured for opt-out competition claims against UK water and sewerage companies
Leigh Day has secured, on behalf of its client Professor Carolyn Roberts, a significant funding package from legal finance experts, Bench Walk.
Patient receives six-figure settlement following Hospital’s failings to diagnose Cauda equina syndrome
A man was left permanently disabled after staff in the A&E department of Darent Valley Hospital failed to act upon the signs of cauda equina syndrome.
£250,000 secured for woman who suffered nerve injury due to negligent surgery
A woman has received a six-figure settlement and an admission of liability from the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust after she suffered nerve injury from negligent breast reconstruction surgery at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Serious data breach by Suffolk Constabulary affecting victims of sexual offences
Leading data breach lawyers say that the recent announcement by Suffolk Constabulary that it has inadvertently published details of victims of sexual offences on its website is likely to lead to substantial claims for compensation by those affected.
Evan Nathan Smith’s parents settle claim and play key role in working to improve care for sickle cell patients
The parents of Evan Nathan Smith have settled a claim against North Middlesex Hospital in Edmonton where Evan died following a sickle cell crisis while he was a patient.
Lawyers to meet families with concerns about alleged abuse at Spectrum care homes
Lawyers investigating claims of abuse at Spectrum care homes in Devon and Cornwall will be in Truro to meet families whose loved ones have been affected by alleged negligence and mistreatment on 21 November 2022.
Alert issued over carbon monoxide poisoning risk of gas range stoves
A national alert has been issued for unsafe gas cookers that present a serious risk of carbon monoxide poisoning which could cause death.
Migrant workers issue legal claim against Dyson for alleged forced labour and abusive working conditions
A group of 24 people have issued legal claims in the High Court in London against several Dyson companies alleging that they experienced forced labour and abusive working conditions when working in two factories, owned by the ATA Industrial group, producing Dyson products in Johor, Malaysia.