Medical negligence

How informed are you?

Michał Krzanowski        10 May 2018        Comments (0)

Many medical negligence cases come with an additional layer. On one hand, there is the alleged negligence itself, on the other – the matter of the patient’s consent to be treated, and in particular, whether the consent was informed. Under Polish law, the rule is that a physician may provide healthcare services only upon obtaining […]

Redress for non-material damage suffered by the victim’s closest relatives

Jolanta Budzowska        29 March 2018        Comments (0)

In one of my cases I am representing clients who are the parents of a child suffering from cerebral palsy – an unfortunate result of medical negligence during childbirth. The parents are pursuing redress for their strictly non-pecuniary damages resulting from the severe disability of their child (in particular, an infringement of their personal rights […]

Settlement woes

Jolanta Budzowska        11 October 2016        Comments (0)

A couple days ago I came across an interesting article about settlement issues in medical negligence cases in the UK (link below). It is claimed by the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers chairman that the NHSLA (the National Health Service Litigation Authority) settles 76% of all cases that could have been settled pre-proceedings, post-proceedings. Later on, […]

The Descendants

Michał Krzanowski        26 September 2016        Comments (0)

Recently we have been asked to advise on a very interesting matter in a cross-border personal injury case. The victim, a resident of the UK, was injured as a result of alleged medical negligence during breast surgery, performed in Poland. Compensatory claims for bodily injury and health disorder were pursued, however only out-of-court (proceedings have […]

Limitation periods, or how to make time when you need it most

Karolina Kolary        12 July 2016        Comments (0)

Medical negligence cases are the bread and butter for the Personal Injury Team at BFP. It has to be said however that cross-border medical negligence cases are overall far more scarce. It is never easy to write about such cases, as usually the consequences of medical negligence are dire. Nevertheless, we will do our best […]