At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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Hip  Replacement Compensation Claims Lots of people have been looking for more information regarding the DePuy Hip Replacement Recall.  Obviously if you think that you have been affected by this you should contact our no win no fee solicitors to see if they can assist you.  Many people have been asking why these new unsafe hip replacements were being used.  Older hip replacements were made of cement but as there was constant rubbing in the joints, they had a relatively short shelf life, as they would wear and grind down eventually, leading to the requirement for another hip replacement. 

Patrick McGuire, Partner at Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors- INQUIRY MUST CONTINUE TO PUT NHS INFECTION CONTROL UNDER THE MICROSCOPE 

Speaking ahead of the evidence from doctors at the Vale of Leven getting underway today, recognised legal representative for the victims of the C.difficile outbreak at the Vale of Leven and partner at Thompsons Solicitors, Patrick McGuire, said:

The number of Scots victims who could be entitled to compensation after suffering from a defective metal on metal hip implant which has been found to cause symptoms such as non-cancerous tumours and muscle wastage could run into thousands, a leading solicitor has said.  

The comments come as Scotland’s leading personal injury experts, Thompsons Solicitors, launch a new service for the victims of defective metal on metal hip replacement components produced by DePuy – a company owned by Johnson and Johnson.  The new service “Hip Compensation Claims” offers victims free legal advice on the issue and will give clients access to experts in compensation law to get them the best possible redress.

A Scottish salmon farming company has been fined £70,000 for breach of health and safety laws after a worker drowned in Loch Heather.

Peter Duce drowned in February 2008 when the boat he and four colleagues were using to inspect fish cages filled with water and capsized.

EVERYTHING MUST BE DONE TO ENSURE PROPER AND LASTING IMPROVEMENTS TO NHS INFECTION CONTROL

Reacting to Health Protection Scotland’s quarterly report on C.difficile infection in Scotland from April to June 2011, Thompsons Solicitors, who represents the families taking part in the Public Inquiry into the Vale of Leven C.difficile outbreak, said that the figures highlighted the need for infection control to remain a top Scottish Government and NHS priority.

Speaking on behalf of the C.difficile Justice Group following the first session of evidence from the nurses at the centre of the Vale of Leven C.difficile outbreak, Michelle Stewart said:

"To hear evidence from the nurses is upsetting and going to bring back a lot of painful memories for all of us affected by the outbreak.

THOMPSONS: INQUIRY NEEDS TO PUT WHOLE NHS APPROACH TO INFECTIONS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE 

Patrick McGuire

THOMPSONS:  NO STONE SHOULD BE LEFT UNTURNED BY INQUIRY

Patrick McGuire Partner at Thompsons SolicitorsThe emotional testimonies of family members and victims infected with HIV from NHS blood and blood products have been released today by the Penrose Inquiry into the scandal.

A SCHOOLGIRL has received more than £1 million in compensation after being told to use eyedrops by one of the country's leading eye specialists when she had a tumour that has since left her blind.

The girl’s mother sued Ewan Kemp, a consultant opthalmic surgeon and service director of the Scottish Opthalmic Oncology Service at Glasgow's Gartnavel Hospital, for £10m at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

Patrick McGuire, Partner Thompsons SolicitorsThompsons Solicitors Partner Patrick McGuire has joined criticism of cleanliness standards at Stirling Royal Infirmary.

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