Reducing baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth
In the UK, each year between 500 and 800 babies die or are left with severe brain injury – not because they are born too soon or too small, or have a congenital abnormality, but because something goes wrong during labour. Read the rest of this post...
How accessible is Manchester for the blind? An interview with Christopher Fisher
We interviewed Christopher Fisher, who lost his sight in 2008 after contracting a rare virus, to find out about his experiences. Christopher spends a lot of time in Manchester, and also acts as an ambassador for the Speed of Sight charity Read the rest of this post...
How accessible is Manchester city centre to people with disabilities?
Do you know how accessible Manchester city centre is for people with disabilities? We spent the afternoon with one of our clients, who is a wheelchair user, to expose just how inaccessible our city really is…. Read the rest of this post...
Will new NHS Resolution really resolve claims quicker?
When patients decide to investigate a potential claim for compensation because they have been injured due to medical negligence, the vast majority of claims relate to treatment under an NHS Trust. The Defendant body for hospital Trusts is the NHS Litigation Authority, but this has recently been renamed to NHS Resolution. Read the rest of this post...
'Do not disturb while driving' on iPhones thanks to new update
- Personal Injury
New 'do not disturb while driving' feature is to be included in the next iPhone update software, the iOS 11, which blocks all notifications from distracting people whilst driving. Read the rest of this post...
Many seriously injured clients unhappy with legal system
A recent article in the Law Gazette highlighted the results from a survey which found the legal system is failing them. Read the rest of this post...
Proposal to support babies born with brain injuries needs work
Recent scheme from Department of Health aims to support early investigation of birth injury cases but has come under some criticism. Read the rest of this post...
Report finds sepsis care is improving in emergency departments
- Clinical Negligence
Patients are receiving better care for severe sepsis and septic shock, according to a recent report endorsed by the Sepsis Trust, but improvements still need to be made to speed up treatment. Read the rest of this post...
Survey finds legal system failing those with serious injuries
The study from the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) found people who made catastrophic injury compensation claim felt they were unfairly treated by the legal system and many were left unsatisfied with the outcome of their claim. Read the rest of this post...