Departing from Guidelines and Balancing of Risks in Different Medical Settings

Mrs Marion O'Brien (Administratrix of the Estate of Mr John Berry (Deceased)) v Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust [2022] EWHC 2735 (KB) At [99] HHJ Tindal (sitting as a Judge of the High Court) summarises aptly that “this case turns not on debates about causation – or indeed the…

Withdrawal of Benefits, Article 2 and Inquests

Dove v HM Assistant Coroner for Teesside and Hartlepool [2021] EWHC 2511 (Admin) Facts Ms Whiting had spinal conditions since her early twenties, which gave her back pain, required surgery, and regular painkillers. She also had a history of mental health problems (depression, drug dependence, and emotionally unstable personality disorder)…

The Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme

As of 26 July 2021, over 83.8 million vaccines against coronavirus have been given in the UK. Vaccination is continuing at a rate of around 205,000 doses per day. But what can a person do if they suffer a severe disablement due to their vaccine? Since 31 December 2020, one…