• 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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How the side effects of brain injury left one man in prison
  • 10.10.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • Personal Injury
  • Brain Injury CICA attack prison Disabilities Trust
A young man who was attacked with a hammer, which left him with a brain injury, caused him to commit a crime. Read the rest of this post...
Monday 24 September 2018, marks day 1 of the preliminary hearings into the Inquiry set up to examine why men, women and children in the UK were given infected blood and/or infected blood products in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Read the rest of this post...
Drivers could be fined £100 for passing too close to cyclists
Motorists driving too close to cyclists on the road could face a fine of £100 thanks to a planned new law. Read the rest of this post...
The Birth Trauma Association is a small volunteer-led charity that supports women experiencing birth trauma - a shorthand term for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after birth and operates nationally in Britain, offering support to women who have had a traumatic birth and, in some cases, also supports their partners. Read the rest of this post...
Dozens of babies and mothers died or seriously injured at hospital
  • 31.08.2018
  • EmmaArnold
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Brain Injury birth injury baby deaths maternity care mother dies during childbirth
Over 60 babies and mothers are thought to have died or suffered serious injury at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust which was already under investigation. Read the rest of this post...
Undergoing an amputation is a life-changing experience, and we are continually inspired by the many people we work with who have suffered catastrophic injuries or medical conditions that resulted in amputation. It is part of our ongoing commitment to raise awareness of the challenges faced by amputees, so we have recently explored the topic in detail to produce this e-book and answer the question: can we end amputee disability in 2018? Read the rest of this post...
Women are being denied their right to choose a Caesarean
The focus on the NICE guidelines, as highlighted in this article, is on a woman being given all of the necessary information and then being allowed to make an informed decision about what is the best mode of delivery for her. Informed decisions are the backbone of our consenting process and it is shocking that women all over the country and are being denied the opportunity to make an informed decision about their own care. Read the rest of this post...
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...

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