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Woman left with unsightly scarring after NHS Crohn’s surgery goes wrong

27th March 2017

A 31 year old woman is blaming her NHS surgeons and the surgical team after being left with a large unsightly hole in her navel after having surgery to alleviate her Crohn’s disease symptoms.

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Woman has to have three teeth extracted after dentist fails to treat tooth decay

27th March 2017

A woman successfully claimed £15k in dental compensation from her dental surgery after she successfully argued that her dentist had failed to effectively treat her tooth decay which has led to her needing three teeth extracted.

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Headway – why are we corporate members?

20th March 2017

Being a corporate member of Headway, the brain injury association, is very important to us at Thorneycroft solicitors for a number of reasons. We have worked with many people whose lives have been changed forever, following accidents on the roads or at work. We see, first hand, how devastating brain injuries can be to victims and their families and so we feel strongly that it is vital to have an organisation to specifically support brain injury survivors, emotionally, physically and sometimes financially, in their time of need.

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2017- How will the new Inheritance Tax System (IHT) affect you?

20th March 2017

The new Inheritance Tax system appears at first glance to offer couples £1,000,000 tax free allowance but on closer inspection the devil is in the detail.  The system is due to be phased in gradually in April and is not applicable before then.

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Dental nurse struck off for offering ‘illegal strength’ teeth whitening service

22nd March 2017

A dental nurse who offered a teeth whitening service to clients, which was potentially hazardous to health, has been struck off the dental register.

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Construction company fined £400k after employee falls from a height

22nd March 2017

A construction company has been found guilty of breaching section 4 (1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, fined £400,000 and ordered to pay legal costs of £1,534 after one of its employees fell from a height and broke his pelvis and arm.

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Child injured in lift accident at high street retail store

15th March 2017

A mother is appealing for the person who helped her three year old child after she trapped her hand in a lift door and injured her hand.

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Government contractor fined £600k after subcontractor suffers life changing injuries.

15th March 2017

A highways contractor has come under scrutiny after one of it’s subcontractors, who was employed to replace a traffic light pole, was electrocuted. The Health and Safety Executive decided to investigate the firm after the employee was severely burned in a workplace accident.

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An estranged husband and wife battle in divorce over holiday home in Ireland

9th March 2017

A couple are battling over the assets in their divorce, in particular, a family holiday home in in the village of Cornamona, County Galway and have racked up legal costs so far of £800,000 on their divorce proceedings.

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Patient sent home from Medway Hospital A&E with fractured spine

9th March 2017

Medway Hospital has once again been thrust into the limelight after it was revealed that a patient had been sent home with what turns out to be a fractured spine.  She was taken to the A&E department, via a land ambulance, after a bad fall down the stairs and was X-rayed. 

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