The newly formed North Kent Pathology Service has now recalled 3,292 patients since non – urgent blood services were centralised in June 2018. The service is to undergo review by the Royal College of Pathologists.
Nick Fairweather was asked to comment on the issue by the BBC today and appeared on BBC Radio Kent and BBC South East. Please click below to see his TV performance.
05.02.19 – Our client, a 48-year-old man from Broadstairs, Kent, was suffering with a bony prominence on the top of his left foot, which had been present for some years and which caused him some discomfort when wearing his work boots (but was otherwise of no consequence), when he was referred by his GP to the orthopaedic team at the QEQM Hospital in 2007 to ascertain what treatment options were available / recommended.
Fairweathers Solicitors LLP are a niche legal practice specialising in clinical negligence claims. Based in modern offices in Estuary View Business Park Whitstable, we have a 5 strong team of experienced solicitors working exclusively in this area of law. We only represent patients, not NHS Trusts, doctors or other health care professionals. Our caseload encompasses all areas of clinical practice from dental claims right through to multimillion birth injury actions.
We are seeking a graduate / young professional looking to gain some hands-on legal experience to join our team. You will be assisting with a busy, varied and extremely interesting workload as well as supporting the Department administratively. This is an excellent opportunity to engage in some fascinating and diverse clinical negligence work in a friendly, supportive environment.
The role will include taking new client details and acquiring all relevant documentation, including conducting research, as relevant, into the medical and legal topics that arise. Presenting the potential new client information to a weekly meeting of the team. Supporting the firm in an administrative capacity as required. Supporting fee earners on casework as required. Supervision, support and relevant training will be provided.
Key attributes the client will require include strong communication and administration skills; an ability to adhere to and manage deadlines and a high level of organisation. They will need to be self-motivated with good attention to detail and a high level of proficiency in IT.
A university degree is preferred but not essential. Any previous medical experience would be welcome and we would ask that you please reference this in your application.
How To Apply
To apply please send your CV and a covering letter via email to TracieL@fairweather-solicitors.co.uk (Tracie Linehan, Office Manager) or via post to Fairweathers Solicitors LLP, 9 Boorman Way, Estuary View Business Park, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3SE.
28th Sept 2018 – Our client, a 46-year-old woman from Ashford, Kent, experienced the sudden onset of severe abdominal pain and sickness in the early hours of 31.08.03 and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Following some tests, she was diagnosed with constipation and a urinary tract infection and discharged home.Continue reading this article
1st Aug 2018 – Our client, Ms M from Dover, brought a claim against East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust after retained products of conception were missed after she gave birth to her first child in May 2015.Continue reading this article
Our client, a 47 year old woman from Newhaven, East Sussex, accidentally squirted wood glue (a white PVA-type glue) into her eyes on 29.12.12. She immediately washed out her eyes, removing all of the glue from the left eye, but being unable to do so from the right eye. She therefore attended the Sussex Eye Hospital, arriving within 1 hour of the incident occurring.
Fairweathers’ Solicitor Kate Kennell was interviewed at length this morning, by BBC Radio Kent, about the national breast screening blunder whereby 450,000 women, aged between 68 and 71, were not sent appointments for routine breast cancer screening by mammogram, from 2009 onwards.Continue reading this article