Insurance
Medical Malpractice Review
10/09/20
In this review of the year so far we look at some important legal decisions and developments impacting the healthcare sector and also highlight what we can still expect to come in 2020.
Education
Emergency services
Housing
Insurance
Professional regulatory
Return to work and risk assessments during COVID-19
04/06/20
For a successful return to work during COVID-19, employers have a duty to carry out a risk assessment, implement safe systems of work and to keep these under review. Our risk assessment flowchart sets out the key issues for employers to consider.
Insurance
Clinical Trials and Tribulations
18/05/20
Clinical trials, by their very nature, involve an element of risk for both those undertaking or sponsoring the trial and those participating in it. We consider some key medico legal issues arising from compensation claims associated with such trials.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Private health and social care
Rogue employees and data breaches – when is an employer liable?
06/04/20
The Supreme Court has determined that an otherwise blameless employer should not be vicariously liable where a rogue employee stole HR information relating to colleagues, as part of a vendetta against his employer.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Paterson Inquiry: recommendations from the report
04/02/20
The long awaited Paterson Inquiry report has come out today.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Medical Malpractice Forward View 2020
20/01/20
Read our annual review of events in the year ahead which could impact the healthcare, life sciences and medical malpractice sectors.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Primary care
Further developments in telemedicine, AI and robotics will bring opportunities, challenges and risk for businesses in the MedTech sector
20/01/20
With increasing demands on GPs, the rise of telemedicine is set to continue. Providers will need to ensure that they comply with legislation around supply of medicines across the internet.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
The new Clinical Trials Regulation – implementation date likely to be delayed
20/01/20
EU Clinical Trials Regulation 536/2014 (‘CTR’) is due to apply in member states in 2020 during the transition period after Brexit.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Challenges to dishonest claims against health providers will continue to rise
20/01/20
Section 57 of The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 made it easier for Defendants to challenge dishonest claims.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Mediation and other forms of dispute resolution are set to continue rising in medical malpractice claims
20/01/20
NHS Resolution has reported settlement of a record number of claims through alternative means such as mediation
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Fixed Recoverable Costs should contribute to controlling the rising costs of clinical negligence claims, but there is further work to be done
20/01/20
This year the government will decide on the level of fixed fees to adopt for the proposed new standard and light tracks for lower value clinical negligence claims.
Insurance
NHS healthcare
Where next on the appropriate approach to future accommodation claims?
20/01/20
With the Personal Injury Discount Rate remaining in negative territory, arguments for the traditional Roberts & Johnstone approach to be replaced are likely to gather pace.