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A health and social care trust is set to pay out £20 million to the family of a nine-year-old girl who suffered a serious brain injury at birth in one of Northern Ireland's largest-ever medical negligence settlements. The High Court in Belfast has approved the settlement, which follows legal a

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Legislation is set to be drafted to bring the regulation of nursing homes in line with the recommendations of the Covid-19 nursing home expert panel report. The Health (Amendment) Bill will make a number of amendments to the Health Act 2007, which provides for the regulation of designated centres fo

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A bereaved mother has received "substantial damages" from the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust and the Northern Ireland Hospice following a settlement ending legal action over alleged medical negligence. Christina Campbell, whose daughter Jessica died at four months old after being di

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The UK Supreme Court will soon have the opportunity to settle the law relating to the proximity issue of plaintiffs as secondary victims in claims arising from clinical negligence, writes Belfast barrister James Stitt. On 13th January 2022 the Court of Appeal of England and Wales handed down judgeme

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A further delay to the introduction of a long-awaited compensation scheme for injuries linked to vaccinations is "very disappointing", a solicitor has said. An expert group chaired by Mr Justice Charles Meenan in 2020 recommended the introduction of the scheme as a "matter of urgency", having been c

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A draft national policy framework for open disclosure in the Irish health and social care sector has gone out for public consultation. The Department of Health developed the draft national open disclosure framework to provide a consistent approach to open disclosure across the entirety of the health

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The legal framework underpinning the ownership and governance arrangements for the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has been agreed by ministers following an extended political row. Campaigners and opposition parties have raised concerns about possible religious influence in the hospital after

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Roger McMillan, managing partner and head of healthcare at Belfast-based Carson McDowell, has been named as a recipient of the 2022 Industry Defender Award by the board of directors of the Medical Professional Liability (MPL) Association. The award is presented to individual defence lawyers who have

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A solicitor has called for period payment order (PPO) legislation to be revised to link payments to wage inflation rather than consumer prices. David O'Malley, a partner at Callan Tansey Solicitors, made the call outside the High Court after judges approved a third interim payment to his client Ruby

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The UK Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in a high-profile case aimed at preventing the prescription of puberty-blocking drugs to transgender children under the age of 16. In Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, lawyers for Keira Bell – a woman who said she regretted taking pubert

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Legislation is set to be drawn up by government to strengthen the rights of individuals in relation to their health information. The Health Information Bill will provide for the appointment of a "national health information guardian", who will be an independent champion for individuals and the publi

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