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Topic Archives: Personal Injury

Teenager receives £500,000 settlement from NHS Trust for brain damage
  • 13.12.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence Birth Injuries Brain Injury brain damage
​A child who suffered a catastrophic brain injury before his birth at a hospital in Sheffield has received a settlement of £500,000 in compensation, despite the trust in question offering no admission of liability and denying that clinical negligence played any part in the boy’s injuries. Our Gill Edward comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Trailblazer: Laura's Story
  • 12.12.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Court Of Protection
  • Spinal cord injury Paralysis spinal injury court of protection scoliosis negilgent surgery Trailblazer Wheelchair Adventure Race Back Up Able2Adventure
Here we shine a spotlight on a very inspiring young lady, Laura May. Laura, who was diagnosed with scoliosis at 10 years old, suffered a spinal cord injury during an operation to correct her spine which left her paralysed. A keen enthusiast of the outdoors, Laura and her colleagues have recently launched 'Trailblazer: The Wheelchair Adventure Race'. Read all about Laura's story here... Read the rest of this post...
NHS Trust admits liability after patient not properly anaesthetized during operation
  • 11.12.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence medical negligence negligent care negligent surgery anaesthetic
A woman who underwent gynecological surgery at Yeovil Hospital in July 2018 “suffered awareness of painful surgical stimuli” during the procedure, after she was given a spinal anaesthetic instead of the general anaesthetic usually administered for that type of surgery. Our Lesley Herbertson comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Founding member of PRD wins 'Outstanding Contribution to Headway' award
We are thrilled to announce that our very own Rachel Rees, solicitor consultant within our Personal Injury department and a founding member of Potter Rees Dolan, was awarded 'The Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award' at the charity's annual awards on Friday 6th December. Read the rest of this post...
Wheelchairs and unsolicited touching: Help or hindrance?
​A recent news article featured on the BBC’s Ouch section told the story of Bronwyn Berg, a wheelchair user who became so fed-up with people manhandling her without asking, she put spikes on her wheelchair. We decided to speak to a number of our clients who are wheelchair users and find out about their experiences with strangers and their unwanted ‘manhandling’… Read the rest of this post...
Rachel Rees nominated for 'Outstanding Contribution to Headway' award
  • 05.12.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury, Opinion
  • Brain Injury Personal Injury Headway head injury awards Rachel Rees Acquired Brain Injury Stephen McAleese South Manchester Stockport
We would like to wish Rachel Rees, Solicitor Consultant and one of the founders of Potter Rees Dolan 20 years ago, the best of luck following her thoroughly deserved nomination for The Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award at this year’s Headway Annual Awards. Read the rest of this post...
19 top tips to help new ostomates come to terms with their stoma and live a happy life
  • 02.12.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence serious injury stoma ostomate Crohn's disease stoma surgery ulcerative colitis stoma awareness
Two ostomates offer their 19 top tips on how to come to terms with a stoma and live a happy life after recently undergoing stoma surgery. Read more here... Read the rest of this post...
Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital: Babies & mums died 'amid toxic culture'
  • 22.11.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Brain Injury Stillbirth NHS birth injury cerebral palsy brain damage Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust maternity care failings substandard care
It has been revealed, in a report leaked to the Independent, that dozens of mothers and babies died amid a “toxic” culture at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) in what is being described as 'the largest maternity scandal in NHS history'. Read the rest of this post...
Road Safety Week 2019
  • 19.11.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury
  • Road safety Brake Road Safety Week step up safe streets
Yesterday marked the start of Road Safety Week 2019 – an annual campaign established by Brake over twenty years ago in order to increase public awareness of road safety issues and act as “the driver for positive change on UK roads”. Read the rest of this post...
Keeping fit with a stoma: Jenna’s story
Jenna Donofry made the decision to schedule surgery for the removal of her large intestine in 2012 after living with Crohn’s disease with no remission for eight years. After a lengthy recovery process, Jenna fell in love with fitness. Here, she tells her story. Read the rest of this post...

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