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Topic Archives: Personal Injury

​There are some illnesses which not a lot of people have heard of, yet they affect many. Frequently, such conditions are left undiagnosed for years, sometimes with life changing results. Haemochromatosis is such a condition. Gill Edwards, Partner in our Clinical Negligence team, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Three-month-old baby with sepsis dies of natural causes “contributed by neglect” of doctors
  • 20.02.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence Baby Lifeline Sepsis NHS serious injury medical negligence meningococcal septicaemia neglect University Hospital of Wales
A thirteen-week-old baby who had sepsis died of natural causes “contributed by neglect” of doctors, an inquest heard last week. Our Gill Edwards, Partner in our Clinical Negligence team and a member of Baby Lifeline's Multi-Professional Advisory Panel, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
MPs debate acquired brain injury in Parliament
  • 14.02.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Court Of Protection
  • Brain Injury Stroke Headway Acquired Brain Injury traumatic brain injury brain trauma Parliament MPs debate Carbon monoxide poisoning Cycle helmets Hospital car parking Sports related injuries heading in football
On Thursday last week (6th February 2020) MPs debated acquired brain injury in Parliament. ​ Read the rest of this post...
Further preventable baby deaths uncovered at East Kent Hospitals NHS
  • 12.02.2020
  • LesleyHerbertson
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence NHS medical negligence baby death East Kent Hospitals NHS emergency c section omission in care
An investigation by BBC News has exposed more preventable baby deaths at the NHS trust which has already been criticised for its maternity services. Our Lesley Herbertson, a Partner in our Clinical Negligence team, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Women in West Midlands facing 10-week delays for smear test results
  • 06.02.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • NHS serious injury delay in treatment delay in diagnosis cervical cancer cervical screening Clincial Negligence west midlands
Thousands of women are thought to be affected by the backlog that built up since Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust took over the service for Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Coventry, Herefordshire and Worcestershire in April 2019. Our Helen Budge, Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Inquiry into malpractice of breast surgeon Ian Paterson publishes findings
  • 04.02.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence NHS medical negligence breast cancer malpractice mastectomy
​The two-year independent inquiry into the malpractice of breast surgeon Ian Paterson has found that a culture of “avoidance and denial” allowed him to perform botched and unnecessary operations on hundreds of women. Our Gill Edwards comments here... Read the rest of this post...
​An inquiry into the malpractice of rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson is expected to make recommendations on regulations around surgeons working in private hospitals after it publishes its findings in a report today. Read the rest of this post...
Singing from the same song sheet: Resolving conflicts inherent in pre-litigated brain injury rehabilitation
Last week, we held a joint training seminar with AKA Case Management to explore in detail the various conflicts that can, and inevitably do, arise between the litigation, financial considerations and rehabilitation/therapy needs when working with challenging clients and their families, and to explore whether the professional parties are really on the same side. Is there a way to stop such conflicts arising? Or are the conflicts themselves an essential part of our roles in delivering rehabilitation to our shared clients? Read on for more... Read the rest of this post...
1 in every 5 deaths around the world due to sepsis
  • 27.01.2020
  • LesleyHerbertson
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Sepsis blood poisoning sepsis deaths sepsis awareness
A recent analysis of sepsis – the most comprehensive yet – has revealed that as many as one in five deaths around the world is caused by the condition. The report estimates that around 11 million individuals die each year from sepsis, which is more than those killed by cancer. Our Lesley Herbertson comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Thousands benefit from extended Blue Badge scheme
  • 07.01.2020
  • HelenDolan
  • Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury
  • Clinical negligence Brain Injury Awareness Personal Injury serious injury accessibility blue badge Multiple Sclerosis disabled access hidden disability stoma invisible illness Department for Transport Blue Badge Scheme disabled parking invisible disability epilepsy Local Authority
Thousands of individuals who live with “invisible” disabilities and illnesses have gained access to the benefits of a Blue Badge under new rules introduced in the summer of 2019. Our head of clinical negligence, Helen Dolan, comments here... Read the rest of this post...

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