Before HM Senior Coroner Christopher P Dorries OBE, Sheffield Coroner’s Court. Narrative conclusion handed down on 11 December 2017. Rory Badenoch represented the family of the Deceased, Kay Morrison, at a 4-day inquest into the circumstances of her death at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield on 21 June 2015. The Coroner concluded that the … Continue reading Sepsis strikes again: administration of wrongly chosen and ineffective antibiotics materially contributes to patient’s death.
This blog is written by John-Paul Swoboda of 12KBW. The Court of Appeal’s decision in Smith shone a light upon an inadequacy in the law which clinical negligence lawyers have long been aware of; the criteria to determine eligibility for a bereavement award pursuant to section 1A of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 is unjustifiably … Continue reading Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & ors  EWHC 2208 (QB): the eligibility criteria for a bereavement award are inconsistent with the values of modern Britain