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Could future litigation arise surrounding another breast implant controversy?

Nathan Tavares QC explores the potential for future litigation stemming from a rare form of cancer caused by breast augmentation surgery. Nathan Tavares QC of our Clinical Negligence Team has written an article on one of the latest medical issues surrounding breast augmentation surgery and the resulting litigation that may follow from Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Controversy rarely leaves the sphere of breast surgery. The consequences of the PIP scandal, where implants had been fraudulently manufactured with unapproved silicone gel, have been far reaching. The report of the independent inquiry into the actions of rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson was recently published and the litigation surrounding his misdemeanours and the…

Legal Blogs 7 May, 2020

The Virtual Conduct of Litigation During Covid-19

OTC members have compiled a comprehensive guidance note on conducting court business remotely in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including expected court etiquette and other practical tips. There has been a flurry of uncertainty since the shut-down of courts following government guidance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. OTC has received a number of queries about how disputes will be dealt with in the courts as well as how alternative dispute resolution can proceed. In fact, many members of chambers have already appeared in remote hearings during the pandemic or have provided advice. There is not a single ‘off-the-shelf’ approach being taken by courts. Each jurisdiction (and indeed each individual court) will have specific requirements and the particular guidance…

Covid-19 9 Apr, 2020

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