Could investigations by coroners mean access to justice for parents?

Wake Smith Solicitors 18 December 2017
Could investigations by coroners mean access to justice for parents?

Medical negligence solicitor Scott Haslam looks at how the possibility of coroners being able to investigate stillbirths through inquests could mean access to justice comes ahead of cost cutting. The Health Secretary…


The impact of nursing shortages

Wake Smith Solicitors 13 November 2017
The impact of nursing shortages

A recent report by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has shown some alarming shortages of staff across the UK which could be placing patients at risk. Scott Haslam, a solicitor in clinical negligence at Wake…


Have you suffered negligence in cosmetic surgery?

Wake Smith Solicitors 02 August 2017
Have you suffered negligence in cosmetic surgery?

We are surrounded in today’s world by images of the so-called perfect body and face. With invasive surgery, to enhance the way we look, easily accessible on the high street in the UK, it is now easier than ever…


Aspirin would have saved his life admits Rotherham Hospital

Wake Smith Solicitors 16 May 2017
Aspirin would have saved his life admits Rotherham Hospital

Wake Smith secures liability admission from Rotherham General Hospital for the death of a 51-year old man in 2011 - saying it could have been prevented by the simple prescribing of aspirin.


Solicitor uncovers South Yorkshire hospital trust investigation

Wake Smith Solicitors 25 October 2016
Solicitor uncovers South Yorkshire hospital trust investigation

A legal case, undertaken by Sheffield’s Wake Smith Solicitors, has uncovered a South Yorkshire hospital's high-level investigation into its own failures surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of deep vein thrombosis…


Spotlight on.. Scott Haslam

Wake Smith Solicitors 08 September 2016
Spotlight on.. Scott Haslam

Spotlight on Scott Haslam Solicitor Medical Negligence Lives: Wombwell, Barnsley Education: Law degree at Sheffield Hallam University and a post-graduate diploma in Legal Practice from the University of…


Clampdown on Medical Negligence Legal Costs

Wake Smith Solicitors 24 July 2015
Clampdown on Medical Negligence Legal Costs

The Department of Health announced last week their intention to limit costs for medical negligence matters for claims worth less than £100,000. The plan is to reduce the burden on the NHS budget. Limits have already…


GPs Warned To Check They Have Employment Protection

Wake Smith Solicitors 24 June 2015
GPs Warned To Check They Have Employment Protection

Knowing whether an individual is an employee or a worker, or neither, is critical in respect of employment rights. In a recent case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal a GP (Dr Suhail) was found neither to be an employee…


£4.9m Compensation Following Fall From Hospital Window.

Wake Smith Solicitors 11 February 2015
£4.9m Compensation Following Fall From Hospital Window.

John Vallance, one of our experienced solicitors from the Medical Negligence Team, secured £4.9m for our client who fell from a hospital window. Clinical Negligence MH (DOB 16 May 81) suffered spinal injuries on…


Health Secretary Hits A Sore Spot!

Wake Smith Solicitors 02 December 2014
Health Secretary Hits A Sore Spot!

Recently Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, visited Birmingham Children's Hospital and whilst there emphasised the importance of investment in preventative care, patient safety, promoting the patient experience and…


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