The importance of appointing guardians in your will

If your children are under the age of 18, have you thought about making sure your will states who should care for them if both parents pass away? Parental responsibility If one parent dies and the other has parental responsibility, that parent will take over responsibility for any children and a guardian would not need...Read More

Hospital Acquired Pressure Sores

Pressure Sores, also known as pressure ulcers are caused when an area of skin and/or the tissue below the skin is damages as a result of being placed under sufficient pressure or distortion to impair its blood supply. You are more likely to be at risk off suffering a pressure ulcer if you are seriously...Read More

A Patient’s Right to C-Section on Demand

A Caesarean Section or C-Section can be undergone during pregnancy for three reasons: An unplanned caesarean birth if the child’s health/life is threatened during labour An obstetrician may advise a caesarean birth, if in his/her opinion a vaginal birth would put the health/life of the bay at risk. This is known as an elective planned...Read More

Never Events

Each month, the NHS typically sees over 1 million attendances across the UK. Whilst the vast majority of consultations, treatments and surgeries are done with no complications, there are some events, in which regretfully, mistakes do happen. What is a Never Event? The NHS regard “Never Events” as serious, largely preventable incidents that should not...Read More

Fracture Misdiagnosis Claims

Thousands of people every year have accidents which result in being taken to Accident and Emergency. These accidents can range from a simple trip in the street to a major road traffic accident. And when the patient attends the Accident and Emergency, they would expect a correct diagnosis of the injury or injuries that they...Read More

What happens if there is no will?

The death of a loved one is a distressing and emotional time, and this can be worsened if they have not made a will detailing their wishes. If the deceased has not made a will, their estate must be administered in compliance with the Laws of Intestacy. Instead of a Grant of Probate, those entitled...Read More

Do I need a Grant of Representation?

What is a grant of representation? A Grant of Representation is a legal document that provides individuals with the legal authority to administer a deceased person’s estate. There are different types of Grant of Representation, with the most common being: A Grant of Probate, obtained when the deceased left a valid will appointing executors A...Read More

A Quick Guide To Estate Administration

The death of a loved one is a distressing time, however, estate administration must always be carried out regardless of the size of the estate. It is important that beneficiaries of an estate understand that estate administration is not a quick process, and in many instances can take over 12 months to complete. This guide...Read More

Have you suffered from lung damage after being prescribed Nitrofurantoin?

Many patients and particularly women, suffer from recurrent urinary tract infection and cystitis and one of the ways in which these conditions are treated is with the prescription of an antibiotic called Nitrofurantoin and it is common practice for Nitrofurantoin to be prescribed for uncomplicated cystitis and for recurrent urinary tract infections by GP’s. In...Read More

How Long Does Probate Take If There Is A Will?

Probate is the complete process of administering the estate of a deceased person. It will differ from estate to estate, but in general, it will include organising their money, possessions and assets and distributing them as inheritance after any debts and taxes have been paid. If a will is in place, the name of the...Read More