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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...
Calvert Reconnections: A home from home for ABI survivors
In September this year, the doors are set to open to a brand-new neuro-rehabilitation specialist residential centre based in the Lake District. Read the rest of this post...
Study finds sense of smell may help predict recovery of people with severe brain injuries
Researchers at Cambridge University have found that sense of smell may help when it comes to predicting the recovery of people with severe brain injuries. Read the rest of this post...
Earlier this month, it was announced that there has been a change in the law relating to fatal accidents - the fixed bereavement award paid under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 has increased to £15,120. Read more here... Read the rest of this post...
Disability-friendly virtual pub opens its doors during lockdown
A new disability-friendly virtual pub has opened its doors to hundreds of customers during lockdown. Read more here... Read the rest of this post...