• Lesley Herbertson has settled a complex cerebral palsy claim for £10.6 million
  • Gary Herbert achieved total compensation for brain injured clients of more than £16.5m in June 2018
  • Potter Rees Dolan were on the Legal 500 Awards 2018 insurance shortlist for the North West
  • Helen Dolan, specialist catastrophic medical negligence lawyer, recovered compensation in excess of £45million for clients with a brain injury (including cerebral palsy) in 2016 and 2017
  • Hugh Potter secured a settlement figure of just under £13 million thanks to change in discount rate
  • Rachel Rees, expert personal injury lawyer, recovered over £15 million in compensation for clients with a brain injury last year
  • We secured an interim payment of £2.1 million for 20 year old with cerebral palsy to purchase a permanent home - official judgment to follow shortly

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Wheelchair-user turned away at airport due to repair kit
  • 07.08.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • None
  • Wheelchair disabled paralysed airport disabilities
A paralysed man was not allowed on a flight as his wheelchair repair kit was deemed a security risk. The wheelchair repair kit, which contains several spanners and a wheel nut, could have apparently been used to 'dismantle the plane'. Read the rest of this post...
Number of sepsis deaths in hospitals has increased
The number of patients who died from sepsis has risen by more than a third in two years. NHS England said the reason for this was that more patients were being diagnosed with sepsis than ever before as they are taking sepsis 'incredibly seriously. Read the rest of this post...
'Never Events' blunders increased in Manchester hospitals
  • 01.08.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence medical mistakes Never Event NHS blunders
Since February this year, there were seven Never Events recorded in Greater Manchester which could have caused the patient 'serious harm or death'. 'Never Events' included the wrong body part being operated on and objects being left inside patients such as wires, swabs or bandages and 'specimen retrieval bags'. Read the rest of this post...
​Our Featured Charity: Activity Alliance
  • 01.08.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • None
  • Charity Disabled sport
The national charity looks to a better future where everyone can enjoy the opportunities available. With a strong desire to improve quality of life and the health and well-being of all disabled people, the vision of Activity Alliance is that disabled people are active for life. Read the rest of this post...
Scheme at Manchester Airport for those with 'hidden disabilities'
  • 31.07.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • None
  • Brain Injury disabled hidden disability
After the disabled access at Manchester Airport was deemed poorest in the country by the Civil Aviation Authority, it is working on ways to improve the experience for vulnerable people. Since the report, the airport has taken 'some positive steps' for people with hidden disabilities or those who use their assistance service. Read the rest of this post...
​Ending amputee disability - the expert opinion
Senior Solicitor Richard Edwards is experienced in dealing with personal injury claims for people who have suffered amputation injuries. We spoke to Richard to get his views on the themes we’ve discussed throughout our prosthesis series, and conclude whether we can end amputee disability in 2018. Read the rest of this post...
​The public perception of amputee disability
  • 13.07.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • None
  • prosthetics disability amputee
Through our work with amputees, we’ve developed a very detailed understanding of different prosthetic technologies and the benefits and issues associated with them; but one of the key focuses of this campaign was to understand the public’s thoughts on the matter. We recently ran a survey to gauge those thoughts and, thanks to the hundreds of people who participated, we’ve gleaned some incredibly interesting insights. Read the rest of this post...
​Barriers to ending amputee disability
  • 11.07.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • None
  • amputation prosthetics disability amputee technology bionic limb NHS funding
Hi-tech prosthesis can help to improve the quality of life for amputees and those born without limbs, making them much less restricted by their disability. But despite the rapid advancements being made to prosthetic technology, amputees face a multitude of challenges to secure and effectively operate hi-tech prosthesis. Read the rest of this post...
Masterplan for UK's biggest cycling network in Manchester
  • 09.07.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • None
  • Cycling Road safety
A multi-million pound plan has been announced to introduce thousand of miles of cycle and walking lanes across Greater Manchester. Read the rest of this post...
Body augmentation and transhumanism: one step further
  • 04.07.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • None
  • prosthetics amputee amputees clinical neglience prosthesis
Here we consider how this body augmentation and transhumanism is being explored outside of the realms of treating and improving the quality of life of amputee patients. Read the rest of this post...

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