By Fernando Ramirez Published 2:33 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 A family aboard an Aeromexico flight that crashed and injured 85 passengers is suing the airline for damages. A family aboard an Aeromexico flight that crashed and injured 85 passengers is suing the airline for damages. Photo: Associated Press Handout picture released by Durango's Civil Protection showing firemen working at the wreckage of a plane that crashed with 97 passengers and four crew on board on take off at the airport of Durango, in northern Mexico, on July 31, 2018. Dozens of people were injured as an airliner crashed on takeoff during a heavy hail storm in northern Mexico, engulfing the plane in flames, Aeromexico airline and passengers said Tuesday. / AFP PHOTO / DURANGO CIVIL PROTECTION / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / DURANGO CIVIL PROTECTION" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING … [Read more...] about Pilots ‘gambled’ with their lives, claim local plane crash survivors in lawsuit against Aeroméxico
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SOCCER star Cristiano Ronaldo is to sue German magazine Der Spiegel over “blatantly illegal” claims by an American woman that he raped her nine years ago. Kathryn Mayorga, 34, went public for the first time today in the publication to claim that the Juventus forward raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. Ronaldo, 33, has vehemently denied these claims and said that the sex was concensual. He was said to have paid her £287,000 so that she would never again speak about her allegations about that night again – but her lawyer is now challenging the alleged agreement. The player’s lawyer Christian Schertz said in a statement to Reuters last night that the Der Spiegel report was “an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy”. Der Spiegel said the rape allegedly took place in June 2009 in a hotel room in Las Vegas, according to Leslie Mark Stovall, lawyer for Mayorga. Mayorga claims that Ronaldo raped her anally, according to Der Spiegel. … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer threatens to sue German magazine over ‘blatantly illegal’ claims he raped an American woman in a Las Vegas hotel room
0 Have your say The NHS paid out £35m in compensation last year due to hospitals being unsafe for staff to work in and dangerous to visit, according to research by a law firm. Nockolds Solicitors said it found that the average payout over the 2017/18 financial year was £158,219 but some trusts paid out more than £1m each.It said routine breaches of the duty of care the NHS owes to its staff and hospital visitors often get overlooked because of the focus on compensation for medical negligence.NHS trusts paying more than £1m included North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (£1,076,909) and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (£1,009,306).Last year 232 trusts paid out a total of £34,966,393 to settle employers' liability, public liability, property damage and theft claims.The firm said this amount does not include claimant or defence legal costs and is simply the aggregate sum paid to claimants as a result of hospitals failing … [Read more...] about NHS paid out £35m in compensation due to ‘unsafe’ hospitals
Medical mistakes are rare, but can be devastating for those involved. Could you be entitled to compensation? Medical negligence cases in the UK are rising rapidly, and headlines often talk of big money pay outs for patients and families who have suffered anguish or loss.While millions of patients undergo NHS and private medical examinations, surgery and treatment every day with only positive results, when things do go wrong the impact can be devastating.For those trying to cope with loss or complex medical issues, the thought of fighting a legal case could feel overwhelming. However, a successful medical negligence claim could help provide security for the future, provide vital equipment and facilities to make life more comfortable and help highlight failings in procedures and systems that could be fixed to prevent them happening again.What is medical negligence?When a physician, dentist, pharmacist, nurse or other health care professional’s treatment of a patient is improper, … [Read more...] about Medical mishap: can you make a claim?
THOUSANDS of people from the Caribbean who arrived in the UK as children were threatened with deportation in what became known as the Windrush Scandal. The so-called Windrush generation were told they were here illegally despite having lived and worked in the country for decades. Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigned over her handling of the debacle. Who are the Windrush generation? The migrants were named after the Empire Windrush ship which first brought families over to help rebuild post-war Britain. They arrived on British shores between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries. The Windrush docked at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on June 22, 1948, carrying 492 people, many of them children. They came from islands such as Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. How many are there and are they here illegally? There are around 500,000 people who are resident in the UK who arrived before 1971 and were born in Commonwealth countries, according to Oxford University's Migration Observatory. … [Read more...] about What is the Windrush generation scandal, when did the children come to the UK and are families getting compensation?