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Potter Rees Dolan ranked in Legal 500 Guide for 2021
We are excited to announce that both the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams here at Potter Rees Dolan have been ranked in Tier 2 for the Legal 500 Guide 2021. Read the rest of this post...
Today (6th October) marks World Cerebral Palsy Day - a day in which people from all over the world come together to help raise awareness of cerebral palsy and the issues that affect the 17 million people across the world who live with the condition. For 2020's World Cerebral Palsy Day, the theme is 'Make Your Mark'. Gill Edwards, Clinical Negligence Partner, comments here Read the rest of this post...
Nearly one million women in the UK miss breast screening due to pandemic
According to a leading breast cancer charity, nearly one million women in the UK have missed breast screening due to the coronavirus. Our Helen Budge, Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor, comments here. Read the rest of this post...
ABI Week 2020: Headway highlight the devastating impact of memory loss
The brain injury charity Headway has released an emotional animation to mark the start of Action for Brain Injury Week 2020 (28 Sep - 4 Oct), which highlights the complex and devastating effects of memory loss and the UK-wide support available to those affected following a brain injury. Read the rest of this post...
Girl suffers brain damage after delay in sepsis treatment
The parents of a four-year-old girl have spoken out about the dangers of sepsis and how important early diagnosis is, after their daughter sustained a brain injury due to a delay in treatment. Read the rest of this post...
Researchers create molecule to restore lost connections to the spinal cord and brain
Researchers have created a molecule that can restore lost connections to the spinal cord and brain on mice with neurological disorders such as spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s disease and cerebellar ataxia. Our Lesley Herbertson comments here. Read the rest of this post...
Woman with cerebral palsy prepares to sail across the Atlantic
A woman with cerebral palsy is preparing for a transatlantic sailing challenge. Natasha Lambert aims to sail across the Atlantic Ocean in November, using a system that allows her to control her boat using her breath and tongue. Read the rest of this post...
Implications for paediatricians following trial involving a failure to diagnose meningitis
Gill Edwards, a Partner within our renowned Clinical Negligence team, comments on the potential implications for paediatricians following trial involving a failure to diagnose meningitis in a fifteen month old infant, which led to her developing a right hemiparetic cerebral palsy with permanent neurological deficit. Read the rest of this post...
Review into maternity care now investigating almost 1,900 cases
An investigation into care at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is examining 1,862 incidents, most of which have taken place in the last 20 years. Read the rest of this post...
Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review
A review into how the health system responds to reports from patients about harmful side effects from medicines and medical devices has found that a culture of denial contributed to a number of healthcare scandals affecting women and babies which date back decades. Read the rest of this post...