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Legal update

10 December 2019 Noise-induced hearing loss claims – documentation and the expert engineer

Guest writer, Finch Consulting Senior Consultant Teli Chinelis applies his expertise in preparing engineering reports in relation to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims to explain information that is required from the claimant and information that is required and is advisable to be retained by employers, in order to ensure that claims can be fairly represented.

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Legal update

16 April 2018 Gemma Ballard v West Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (2018) EWHC

An interesting case on the issue of Part 36 offers was heard in the case of Gemma Ballard v West Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Legal update

2 February 2018 Wood v Days Healthcare UK Limited and Others 2017 EWCA

A recent Court of Appeal decision considers the position where a defendant seeks to reconsider an earlier admission of liability where the value of a claim significantly increases following the admission being made.

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Legal update

19 October 2017 Deborah Magill (executor of the estate of Colin Stuart Magill deceased) v Panel Systems (DB Limited) (2017) EWHC (QB)

The case of Magill considered the basis for awards made under the special damages heading of “loss of partner’s care and attention”.

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Legal update

2 February 2017 Material contribution in cases of psychiatric injury

Diane Jennifer Kennedy v London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) 2016 QBD - difficulty of raising causation arguments when defending psychiatric injury claims.

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Legal update

2 February 2017 Ogden 7 - not a one size fits all formula

Calculating loss of future earnings where the claimant is considered disabled because of psychiatric injury against a background of pre-existing vulnerability.

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Legal update

29 September 2016 Disease newsletter, September 2016

In this quarter’s edition, the Consultant Neurologist, Dr Michael L P Gross considers how symptoms said to occur following injury are validated.

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Legal update

28 September 2016 The validation of symptoms

The clinical process depends on what a doctor or specialist is told by the patient. Medico-legal assessment can be challenged by what a claimant says.

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Legal update

28 September 2016 Patrick Warne v Vinters-Armstrongs Limited (2016) HC

An interesting asbestos case stressing the importance of good engineering evidence recently came before the court in the case of Patrick Warne v Vinters-Armstrongs Limited.

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Legal update

28 September 2016 Albert Victor Carder v The University of Exeter (2016) Court Of Appeal

The background to the case was that Mr Carder, who was 87 years of age, suffered from asbestosis as a result of exposure to asbestos dust during 4 periods of employment as an electrician.

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