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Tom Barnes interviewed for BBC

Partner & Head of Medical Negligence, Tom Barnes has been interviewed on BBC Midlands Today regarding his client’s case against Birmingham NHS Trust Read On

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Promotions for two of our team members

Written by Tom Barnes on 2 April 2024

Congratulations are in order for two of our team members Lizzy Bellamy & Kirsten Walker were promoted to Trainee Solicitors last month. Both Lizzy & Kirsten started with us in June 2021 as Paralegals in our Medical Negligence team. Well done to both of you from all at BTTJ! Very much deserved after all of your hard work. Read On

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Fixed Recoverable Costs in Medical Negligence Claims

Written by Kirsten Walker on 5 February 2024

Fixed Recoverable Costs relate to the set amount that can be recovered by the successful party from the unsuccessful party in civil litigation. Read On

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Psychiatric Secondary Victim Claims

Written by Tom Barnes on 29 January 2024

The Supreme Court has now handed down Judgment in the case of Paul & Another v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. In respect of what is known as Secondary Victim Claims. Prior to the Judgment, Claimants were able to claim that they had suffered psychiatric injury by reason of witnessing the death of a close relative where the death was caused by the breach of duty of the Defendant for which they were entitled to damages. Read On

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Congratulations to Lizzy!

Written by Tom Barnes on 10 January 2024

Congratulations are in order for Paralegal, Lizzy Bellamy who has passed her LPC LMM qualification with Distinction from the University of Law Lizzy has worked very hard over the last 2 years, studying while working in our Medical Negligence team Well done Lizzy from all at BTTJ Solicitors!! Read On

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Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust suspended following an independent review

Written by Lizzy Bellamy on 5 September 2023

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery is a neurosurgical procedure used to treat movement disorders associated with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other neurological conditions. Read On

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Volunteering for Guys Gift

Written by Tom Barnes on 31 July 2023

Here at BTTJ we recently took on a volunteering task for our charity of the year Guy's Gift. We assisted the charity by making up 19 bereavement resource packs for local Coventry & Warwickshire schools. Read On

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NHS England launches an Independent Review into the Maternity Services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Written by Kirsten Walker on 18 July 2023

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust was fined £800,000 after pleading guilty to two charges related to the death of an infant, baby Wynter Andrews on 15 September 2019. More than 100 families have had similar experiences. Following significant concerns regarding the quality and safety of the maternity services at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the complaints raised by local families, NHS England made the decision to establish an independent review. Read On

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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

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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