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Camp Breadbasket - five more Iraqi civilians serve claims against MoD following abuse by British soldiers

A further 5 Iraqi civilians this week served claims against the MoD for alleged maltreatment and abuse by British soldiers in Iraq in May 2003. This brings the total number of compensation claims served against the MoD in this case to 9.

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Oral pathologist's error led to woman's death - 04 August 2008

A High Court Judge has found that a 43 year old mother of two would probably have survived if not for a series of errors by a Consultant Oral Pathologist at Kings' College Hospital, London.

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Compensation for delayed diagnosis of meningococcal septicaemia

Our client, a six-year-old, has received substantial compensation after her meningitis was misdiagnosed by Northwick Park Hospital.

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£1.8m damages for missed pre-natal genetic diagnosis of Fragile X

Anne Winyard, joint head of the clinical negligence department at Leigh Day & Co, has settled a case on behalf of a client whose son's condition was not diagnosed when she was pregnant.

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Substantial compensation confirmed for clinical negligence client

Anne Winyard, joint head of the clinical negligence department at law firm Leigh Day & Co, welcomes a settlement which has been approved for her client Olivia Bull.

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Victory in prisoner disability discrimination case forces Prison Service rethink on disability issues

Sean Humber, a partner in the human rights department at law firm Leigh Day, has secured an important victory which has implications for disabled prisoners.

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Asbestos claims against Builders Accident Insurance

Asbestos disease sufferers have today learnt of developments in claims against Builders Accident Insurance.

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Unlawful killing verdict for a Laing O'Rourke construction worker

On Wednesday 7 February, an inquest jury announced a verdict of unlawful killing in the case of Kieron Deeney who fell 40 feet to his death on a Laing O'Rourke construction site in Canary Wharf.

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Leigh Day obtains settlement for client affected by Legionnaires' disease

The complex claims team at law firm Leigh Day has recently obtained compensation for a client diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after a trip to Romania.

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Learning disabled abused whilst in care of NHS in Cornwall

On July 5 2006 a report was released documenting concerns about the way people with learning disabilities are cared for in a selection of homes and treatment centres.

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Porton Down tests declared unethical

A report published by the MoD, regarding tests of chemical agents, involved "serious departures" from the ethical standards that should have been observed at the time.

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Patient assaulted by psychiatric nurse wins case

Maria Panteli, solicitor in the clinical negligence and human rights departments at law firm Leigh Day & Co, wins compensation for a patient.