Unmarried partner in bereavement compensation legal bid

Unmarried partner in bereavement compensation legal bid
 

A woman has launched a legal fight to win greater recognition for unmarried couples who suffer bereavement.
Jakki Smith, 58, was unable to claim bereavement damages after her partner of 16 years died as a result of medical negligence.
Her initial bid was rejected by a High Court judge, who said he was "powerless" to intervene but hoped Parliament "might improve the current state of the law".
She has asked for permission to appeal.
Ms Smith's partner John Bulloch died in 2011 when an infection which was missed by medics spread to his brain and killed him.
After his death,... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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