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Government deny secret deal on Mesothelioma Claims
Government deny secret deal on Mesothelioma Claims
7/22/2014 9:30:20 AM
The Civil Justice Minister, Lord Faulkes, has denied that there was a secret deal made behind closed doors with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Government on mesothelioma claims. The agreement is apparently in relation to the Government removing the exemption for mesothelioma claims in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO), …
National Recall of Tattoo Ink, Needles & Kits Due to Microbial Contamination
National Recall of Tattoo Ink, Needles & Kits Due to Microbial Contamination
7/21/2014 10:10:19 AM
Last week, a California company, White & Blue Lion, Inc., recalled its tattoo ink and needles along with all tubes and ink cups as a result of pathogenic bacterial contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that the use of these infected products may cause a bacterial infection that can lead to sepsis, a potentially fatal complication of infection. …
Speed spies to help cut road traffic accidents
Speed spies to help cut road traffic accidents
7/18/2014 9:00:00 AM
Experts looking into the development of cars and insurance policies believe that around half of cars will have speed spies installed by 2020. It is hoped the move will reduce the number of road traffic accidents. It may even become compulsory for drivers to have the devices in the next 10 years to monitor the way someone is driving, - or they may be refused insurance on their …
ABI figures suggest yet another rise in insurance fraud
ABI figures suggest yet another rise in insurance fraud
7/17/2014 9:00:00 AM
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has released alarming statistics stating the cost of fraudulent insurance claims has risen to £1.3bn in 2013. This is an apparent increase of 18% on 2012. The most common fraudulent claim type was motor insurance claims - up by 34% from 2012 to 59,900. Despite their statistics, only 85 people have been convicted of insurance fraud …
More reforms surrounding compensation claims
More reforms surrounding compensation claims
7/16/2014 5:30:55 AM
The Government have said that new legislation will be brought in next year to bring greater protection to small businesses and volunteers from negligence claims. These reforms aim to tackle the supposed compensation culture in the UK, in addition to the sweeping changes that have already been made over the last year and a half. The Lord Chancellor, Chris Grayling, has said …
Cerebral palsy birth and maternity claims represent 40 per cent of NHS claims
Cerebral palsy birth and maternity claims represent 40 per cent of NHS claims
7/10/2014 12:08:47 PM
Our clinical negligence team have in depth experience of cerebral palsy cases. Cerebral palsy is the umbrella term for a number of neurological conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. Neurological conditions are caused by problems in the brain and nervous system. We have produced an infographic to help explain the condition and provide some informative points …
Confidence Plus Insurance Initiates Charity Campaign to Collaborate with Sleep Train, an Organization that Strives to Help Children Living in Foster Care
7/8/2014 1:04:58 PM
Sacramento, CA –Confidence Plus Insurance has teamed up with Sleep Train Foster Kids to support local foster children in their transition, away from their biological family and into a temporary home.  Essential items like clothing, pajamas, shoes and school supplies need be replenished since many children leave their home with just the clothes on their backs.  To support …
The Sedona Conference Announces the Formation of Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability
7/7/2014 4:26:11 PM
The Sedona Conference is pleased to announce the formation of Working Group 11 (WG11) on Data Security and Privacy Liability.   WG11 will bring together lawyers, judges, policy makers, security experts, technologists, and business leaders to identify and develop principles and best practices that will constructively resolve issues surrounding data security and privacy …
Chicago Criminal Defense Attorneys Celebrate One Year Anniversary
6/27/2014 11:52:36 AM
Gruszeczki and Smith Law , a criminal defense law firm headquartered in Chicago, IL is celebrating their first anniversary.  This year has been a successful one for the criminal defense firm and their success is largely due to both partners having gained substantial experience while working as Assistant State’s Attorneys at Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As former …
Electrical Safety First And Shelter Release Joint Report Highlighting Safety Failures In The Private Rented Sector
Electrical Safety First And Shelter Release Joint Report Highlighting Safety Failures In The Private Rented Sector
6/27/2014 5:00:00 AM
Electrical Safety First and Shelter have released a joint report examining current electrical conditions in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). The PRS now houses more than 9 million people and 1.3 million families in England. Yet standards have not kept up with this rapid growth and electrical safety is a real problem, and sixteen percent of renters have experienced problems …
Will The Summer Crisis Continue The Number Of Medical Negligence Claims
Will The Summer Crisis Continue The Number Of Medical Negligence Claims
6/24/2014 9:32:11 AM
Will longer waiting times and staff being under extra stress due to working conditions lead to the continuation of an upward trend in Medical Negligence Claims? Forbes Solicitors discuss the seasonal spike wreaking havoc in the medical remit. A&E services have felt immense pressure this spring as an unprecedented surge in patient’s requiring treatment has led to …

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