Archived Legal Articles from 2018

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Clinical Negligence


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A Change In The Face of Dentistry


Over the last 10 years there has been a huge change in cosmetic dentistry with a move away from the use of crowns or veneers, towards techniques to orthodontically align and whiten the front teeth. There has been a large increase in the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment for cosmetic…

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Wrongful Birth


Such cases are different to wrongful conception cases as here the Claimant did not seek to avoid conception itself but instead the negligence has caused them to lose the opportunity to terminate a pregnancy ( for example through negligent pre-natal screening). The case of Meadows v Khan (2017) means…

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Could you identify a 'never event'?


In 2018 the Government published the Revised Never Events Policy and framework. A never event, should as the words suggest, not happen. It is a serious and entirely preventable event because at National level there are safety recommendations and guidance providing a strong protective barrier which…

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