Essure sterilisation implant litigation: Product liability and clinical negligence post-Cumberlege

Charley Turton begins 2021 with a look ahead to the Essure sterilisation implant litigation, including in particular how it may be impacted by the damning Cumberlege review. What is Essure? Essure, a permanent, non-surgical birth control implant was approved by NICE and first marketed in the UK in 2009. A small coil made from polyester … Continue reading Essure sterilisation implant litigation: Product liability and clinical negligence post-Cumberlege

COVID 19 Vaccine – questions of safety and civil liability

The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (“MHRA”) has given Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 temporary authorisation under regulation 174 of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012, which enables temporary authorisation to be granted in response to situations such as pandemics. In this blog, which is the first of a two-part series, Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas considers when there could be civil liability for an unlicensed vaccine. It also considers the conditions imposed by the MHRA for the granting of the temporary authorisation to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.

William Audland QC and Isaac Hogarth settle Spinal Epidural Haematoma Clinical Negligence Claim at JSM weeks before liability trial

William Audland QC and Isaac Hogarth of 12 King’s Bench Walk, instructed by Hugh Johnson of Stewarts successfully represented the claimant (“C”) in his claim against University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (“D”), weeks before the start of a trial on liability, achieving a settlement of £4.5 million at a video Joint Settlement Meeting (JSM).

William Audland QC and Isaac Hogarth of 12KBW achieve online mediated settlement of catastrophic blindness claim secondary to raised intra-cranial pressure

William Audland QC and Isaac Hogarth of 12 King’s Bench Walk, instructed by Stewart Young of Stewarts successfully represented the claimant (“C”) in his claim against Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (“D”), achieving a settlement of £4.3 million at a video mediation. The claim arose from a delay in treating raised intracranial pressure secondary to … Continue reading William Audland QC and Isaac Hogarth of 12KBW achieve online mediated settlement of catastrophic blindness claim secondary to raised intra-cranial pressure

COVID-19 and Clinical Negligence Claims

Here, Henry Charles, Michael Brace and Lizzie Boulden explain why they consider that COVID-19 related clinical negligence claims arising out of redeployed healthcare professionals are unlikely to succeed on the present law. This should provide considerable comfort to healthcare professionals who are not only bravely risking their lives, but who are also working in unfamiliar roles in the national effort to fight the pandemic.

Update – message from the new co-editors

A message from Lizzie Boulden and Charley Turton Dear blog readers, We write by way of introduction and to pass our sincere thanks to outgoing editor, Rory Badenoch, who over the past three years has done a stellar job co-ordinating the blog in collaboration with John-Paul Swoboda. Thank you, Rory. John-Paul remains in post as editor-in-chief. As incoming … Continue reading Update – message from the new co-editors

New book on claims arising from sepsis, meningitis and meningococcal disease

In this post Isaac Hogarth of 12KBW discusses his new book 'A Practical Guide to Sepsis and Meningitis Claims', ahead of its launch later this month. Infectious diseases (such as meningitis), and sepsis are terrifying. One of the very first clinical negligence inquests on which I was instructed involved a child who died from sepsis, … Continue reading New book on claims arising from sepsis, meningitis and meningococcal disease