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Latest News » Adam Bennett Completes Tough Mudder Challenge for Scotty's Little Soldiers
Adam Bennett, a specialist Armed Forces Solicitor from law firm Mercury Legal, completed the gruelling Tough Mudder challenge last Saturday, raising £635.00 for armed forces charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers.Tough Mudder, a worldwide event that has recently started up several events throu...
Latest News » Leading Plastic Surgeon Speaks Out About "Shameful" Dermal Filler Regulation
A leading plastic surgeon has referred to it as “shameful” that regulations surrounding dermal fillers have still not been tightened up following recommendations by a government-backed review earlier this year.It's been almost six months since the NHS medical director, Sir Bruce Keogh, h...
Latest News » Drugs used to treat breast cancer being tested for lung cancer cases
Experimental drugs currently used to treat breast cancer may also help to treat lung cancer, research has revealed.Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which is the most common form of lung cancer, is the primary cause of cancer deaths across the world. It affects more than 33,000 people every year i...
Latest News » £100 Million Claim for Stately Home Mining Subsidence Boosted
The owners of Britain's largest privately-owned stately home have achieved a major success in their quest for more than £100 million in compensation to repair damage done to its monumental architecture by mining subsidence. The Court of Appeal ruled that the property's owners had submitted val...
Latest News » Food Poisoning - Tour Operator Liable
A woman whose holiday was ruined by a salmonella infection has won £22,000 in damages. Stacey Sewell, 32, was on an all inclusive package holiday with her family at a four star hotel in Gran Canaria when she contracted the bug. The symptoms can be severe and include vomiting, headaches, stoma...
Latest News » No Compensation for Northern Rock Investors
Investors who lost billions of pounds when Northern Rock was nationalised to save the banking system from collapse will go without a penny in compensation after the Court of Appeal ruled by a majority that their shareholdings were justifiably valued at nil on the basis that the bank would have been ...
Latest News » Mercury Legal staff to run Chester Half Marathon for Claire House
The Chester Half Marathon is nearly here and Mercury Legal’s four excited runners are gearing up for the big day!Paul Barratt, Daniel Bloomberg, Charlie Oakham and Sarah Lowe have been busy trai...
Latest News » Meningitis Tragedy Boy Wins Millions from NHS
A senior judge has paid tribute to the years of hard work put in by personal injury lawyers in achieving a multi-million-pound compensation pay-out for a boy who was left catastrophically disabled by a childhood bout of meningitis. After painstaking analysis of expert evidence, full liability for th...
Latest News » Sir Bruce Keogh submits review of cosmetic surgery industry
NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh has called for a major crackdown on cosmetic surgery and the people who can administer it.The review said dermal fillers are a “crisis waiting to happen” and called for fillers to be a prescription only medical device.Currently, regulation of non-surg...
Latest News » PIP Victims face Jean-Claude Mas at trial opening
Hundreds of victims of PIP implants attended the first day of the trial of Jean-Claude Mas and four of his management team in France yesterday. PIP founder Mas and his management team are charged with aggravated fraud, and they were booed as they arrived in the Marseille court yesterday. The trial...
Latest News » Senior doctor steps down after raising concerns about unit at Leeds General Infirmary
Sir Roger Boyle, director of the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes has stepped down amid concerns over the safety of the children’s heart surgery unit at Leeds General Infirmary.Last week, Sir Roger spoke out and said he would not want his daughter to be treated at the hospital.As...
Latest News » Botox injections leaving patients depressed
Researchers have warned that botox injections can leave patients feeling depressed. Procedures to treat crows’ feet, which use the Botulinum toxin, have been found to reduce the strength of muscles in the eye area, preventing patients from smiling and showing happiness in their faces. A smal...
Latest News » Building firm prosecuted after employee falls to his death
A building firm has been sentenced after one of its employees fell to his death in an empty water storage tank. An investigation was carried out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the death of Peter Halligan, who died on 14th August 2008. The HSE prosecuted Galt Civil Engineering Ltd an...
Latest News » Measles cases in Swansea could exceed 600
The number of confirmed cases of measles in Swansea could rise to over 600, warned health officials. On Friday there were 588 confirmed cases but officials are currently reporting around 15-20 new cases each day. Parents in Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot and Bridgend are being encouraged to vaccinate...
Latest News » Children’s heart surgery to resume at Leeds General Infirmary
Children's heart surgery is due to restart at Leeds General Infirmary this week, after it was claimed data showed death rates to be higher-than-usual there. Rates were believed to be double that of other centres, but some health experts have questioned their accuracy. The Department of Health (DoH...
Latest News » Ann Clwyd to head up review into NHS complaints handling process
The government has announced it will be undertaking a major review into how the NHS in England handles complaints from patients and their relatives. The review follows hundreds of unnecessary deaths at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust, currently being investigated for neglect and abuse of patients. ...
Latest News » Families take legal action over deaths at Furness General Hospital
Over 30 families have taken legal action against a hospital in Cumbria after a catalogue of baby and maternal deaths and injuries. Furness General Hospital is now at the centre of a number of investigations into poor care and medical negligence including a police inquiry. The local NHS trust, who ...
Latest News » Interview with Fiona Hedges – International Women’s Day
It’s International Women’s Day today – an occasion dedicated to recognising the achievements of inspirational women across the world. Here at Mercury Legal, we are celebrating Inter...
Latest News » Fire Service confirm carbon monoxide is believed to be cause of family’s death
An elderly couple and their daughter who were found dead in their caravan home at the weekend were probably killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, it has been reported. Fire chiefs said John Cook, 90, his wife Audrey, 86 and daughter Maureen, 46 were thought to have been using a heater to keep warm i...
Latest News » Department of Health Release Latest PIP Figures
The Department of Health have released their latest figures on the number of women with PIP implants fitted by the NHS and by private clinics.The latest statistics reveal that the number of women fitted with implants (up until the 6th January) by the NHS is 970. Of these, 378 have decided to have an...
Latest News » Sole Australian Distributor of PIP Breast Implants Ceases Trading
The sole distributor of PIP breast implants in Australia has gone into voluntary liquidation.Medical Vision Australia Pty Ltd have taken the decision to cease trading after it was revealed that there has been a dramatic rise in PIP breast implant ruptures in Australian women.A staggering 429 PIP bre...

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The sole distributor of PIP breast implants in Australia has gone into voluntary...

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It’s International Women’s Day today – an occasion dedicated t...

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Over 30 families have taken legal action against a hospital in Cumbria after a c...

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