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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Written by Tom Barnes on 15 May 2023

This year’s theme is anxiety, anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem. However, there is a lot of support around to help those suffering with anxiety and with all mental health conditions. Read On


Nottingham University Hospitals Trust Fined £800,000

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined £800,000 after pleading guilty to two charges related to the death of an infant at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. On 15 September 2019, Baby Wynter Andrews was born in a poor condition following a Category A Caesarean section. Efforts were made to resuscitate and incubate the baby, but sadly Wynter died in her parents’ arms just 23 minutes after being born. Read On

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BTTJ’s Charity Snowdon Trek

Written by Richard Stanford on 25 April 2023

On Saturday 20th May, some of our team at BTTJ will be taking part in a Snowdon Expedition – We’ll be trekking up to the summit of Snowdon to raise money for local children’s bereavement support charity Guy’s Gift. Read On

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Settlement Delays for Victims of Clinical Negligence

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has recently announced that over the past decade there has been a 43% increase in the length of time it takes NHS Resolution (NHSR) to settle Clinical Negligence (also known as Medical Negligence) claims. Read On

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Tom Barnes re-accredited as a Law Society Clinical Negligence Scheme Member

Written by Tom Barnes on 11 April 2023

Tom Barnes, Partner & head of our Medical Negligence team, has had his re-accreditation application for The Law Society's Clinical Negligence Accreditation as a scheme member successfully renewed. Accreditations are renewed every 12 months. Read On

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Hospitals to Suspend Gas and Air for Mothers in Labour Following Safety Concerns

Several hospitals across the country have recently suspended the use of gas and air, due to prolonged exposure posing potential health and safety concerns for midwives and hospital staff. Gas and air (known as Entonox) is a medical gas comprised of 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide. The NHS maternity survey revealed that 76% of women used gas and air during labour, making this one of the most popular pain relief options. Read On


What happens when I make a Medical Negligence claim?

Written by Richard Stanford on 13 March 2023

Clients who initiate a Medical Negligence (also known as Clinical Negligence) claim with Brindley Twist Tafft & James (BTTJ) are first asked for in-depth details of the background to their case. All members of the BTTJ Medical Negligence expert legal team then usually meet twice weekly to pool their knowledge and expertise to determine which claims are likely to meet the necessary legal criteria. Read On

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023

Written by Tom Barnes on 8 March 2023

International Women's Day is a global recognition day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It honours women of the past, present, and future generations who have fought for change in gender equality and funding female-focused charities. Read On

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Strike action brings increased risk of claims against the NHS

Written by Richard Stanford on 27 February 2023

The ongoing strikes of nurses, ambulance workers and now junior doctors could bring a tidal wave of medical negligence claims against the NHS. Delays in treatment resulting in serious harm is likely to provide patients or their families grounds for action. Read On

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Our Clinical Negligence team pass their Legal Aid Agency Annual Review

Written by Tom Barnes on 8 February 2023

Our Clinical Negligence Team have passed their Legal Aid Agency annual review for 2023. The Legal Aid Agency's responsibilities include making sure legal aid services from solicitors, barristers and the not-for-profit sector are available to the general public. They are an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice. Read On