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Thorneycroft News for August 2016

September anticipates post holiday divorce spike

31st August 2016

January and September have been high months for divorce proceedings in the past. What is it about these months in particular that causes people to make changes in their lives?

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Privacy breach leads to £75k pay out in compensation

25th August 2016

A woman who had her private life and medical history used to help train staff without her permission has received a huge pay out for the breach of her privacy.

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Bad cosmetic clinics could be named and shamed

25th August 2016

The cosmetic surgery industry has been through a period of scrutiny in recent years, particularly after the PIP scandal, when many faulty breast implants had to removed. In the past, many surgeons and clinics have been able to operate with limited regulations imposed upon them.

As more and more people have turned to cosmetic surgery in recent times, both invasive and non-invasive,  the number of negligent procedures being recorded has also increased incrementally.

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Do rising Insurance premiums have anything to do with Whiplash claims?

19th August 2016

In recent times, the insurance industry has continuously blamed the rising costs of motor insurance on the increased number of whiplash cases. An extract from this week’s APIL news claims to the contrary –

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Stepping Hill Hospital still needs improvements after report by CQC

17th August 2016

The hospital watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, has found areas still needing improvement following a recent assessment of Stepping Hill hospital. The areas that the CQC was still concerned with were in areas of safety and responsiveness in A & E.

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21 year old patient awarded £10k for dental negligence

15th August 2016

A woman, who went through 10 years of pain and discomfort of having a painful ‘shark’ tooth digging into her upper lip, has won £10,000 dental compensation. The problems started when she was 10 years old and had problems with her milk teeth not falling out even though her adult teeth were coming through.

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Man sustains back injury after 4 car smash

11th August 2016

A man has been taken to hospital with a suspected back injury after his car was involved in a four-car road traffic accident.

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30th anniversary of BASIC – the Brain And Spinal Injury Centre in Salford

11th August 2016

We were delighted to be accepted onto the BASIC (Brain and Spinal Injury Charity) Solicitors Panel back in January 2013 and are proud to still be with them to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The charity’s roots began back in 1986 when Bolton businessman Derek Gaskell registered a charity ‘Neurosurgical Research’ after a traumatic experience with his wife, Dorothy.

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TS Group Ltd continues to evolve as directors purchase equity shareholding

10th August 2016

We are delighted to announce some very exciting news.

We yesterday completed on a deal that sees Financial Director Sue Carnwell, and Head of Catastrophic Injury/Large Loss Director Mark Belfield purchasing an equity shareholding in the business TS Group Ltd.

It also sees CEO Rachel Stow increasing her shareholding in the business.

TSGroup Ltd was set up last year when Thorneycroft Solicitors became an Alternative Business Structure (ABS), allowing the introduction of non-legal ownership. As well as Thorneycroft Solicitors Ltd., TS Group ownership comprises three other companies: a majority share in full-service accident management company Bankstone; and specialist PI brands Claimant Law and Cycle Assist. As well as funding provider OnClaims and Rehabilitation facilitator CMS.

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Sepsis results in clinical negligence claim

4th August 2016

A woman who failed to have her symptoms diagnosed and treated correctly, is claiming for clinical negligence compensation after she developed Sepsis as a result.

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