Medical Malpractice Review 2021
As 2021 draws to a close, we review some of the key decisions over the last eleven months which impact healthcare and those who provide indemnity to this sector.
Legal and practical considerations for the vicarious liability and indemnity arrangements: Key points
The topic of vicarious liability continues to evolve especially when considered alongside the issue of a non-delegable duty of care in the health setting. Read our top tips on how to deal with this issue.
Clinical Law Insight: Autumn 2021
Welcome to the autumn edition of our Clinical Law Insight. Hospital-acquired Covid-19 infections have been a more significant cause of death than previously appreciated. We consider how you can prepare for claims and for the Public Inquiry due in 2022.
Government report heralds regulatory change in the non-surgical aesthetic sector
Lack of regulation of non-surgical aesthetic treatments has long been the subject of considerable debate. Now that the APPG has published its report into advanced aesthetic non-surgical cosmetic treatments, will we see changes in the sector?
Extent of causation in clinical negligence claim against GP limited by the “scope of duty”
A clinician’s liability to a patient remains limited to the losses falling within the duty of care and not any wider co-incidental losses. The Supreme Court today ruled the scope of duty test generally was applicable to clinical negligence cases.
GIRFT and NHS Resolution publish ‘Learning from Litigation Claims’ report
A joint report prepared by Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) and NHS Resolution, looking at how claims data can be used effectively to prevent future claims, has been released today.
The Paterson Inquiry: A whole healthcare system response one year on
The Paterson Inquiry reviewed how Ian Paterson had been able to practise in this way across both the NHS and private sector and with a view to identifying systemic improvements to ensure that patients are properly protected and compensated.
Clinical Law Insight: Winter 2020/2021
Welcome to the latest edition of our Clinical Law Insight, in which we report on the latest appeal decisions, medico-legal and ethical issues arising from Covid-19, as well as new reports on safety and learning.
Medical Malpractice Forward View 2021
In this year’s forward view, we consider issues ranging from the practicalities of future court hearings in a pandemic to resource arguments that will have to be considered in claims as well as key decisions in the year ahead.
Research and development in life sciences will assume even greater importance as will information governance around the use of apps
Bill Gates’ 2015 TED talk concluded that even with the development of vaccines, global health systems would need to use technology such as mobile phones and satellite maps to ‘track and trace’ the public, in order to prevent another pandemic.
AI likely to assist in the post-Covid recovery of healthcare services, but could be a ‘disrupter’ in healthcare law
In recent years we have started to see Artificial Intelligence (AI) being used across medicine from radiology reporting to cancer diagnosis and ophthalmology.
Spotlight on two pending court decisions
Two cases awaiting decisions from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal respectively, could have a significant impact for healthcare organisations.