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March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
This month is the time to campaign and speak out for further funding and research into ovarian cancer, helping to improve survival rates and the quality of life for those suffering with ovarian cancer Read the rest of this post...
The majority of the workforce at Potter Rees Dolan are female and so we are very proud to support International Women's Day 2022. Read the rest of this post...
Father-of-three now in wheelchair due to rare spinal condition
  • 02.03.2022
  • EmmaArnold
  • Clinical-negligence
  • Spinal cord injury spinal injury cauda equina syndrome
Man who initially had back pain from lifting a box diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome which is a rare and severe type of spinal stenosis where all of the nerves in the lower back suddenly become severely compressed. Read the rest of this post...
Better assessing of head injuries needed during football matches
The issue regarding the concussion protocols seems to be constantly mis-handled by the football authorities when it comes to elite level sport. The risk is where you have a player who has a second concussive or sub-concussive injury when his brain is still recovering from the first injury. This can result in severe or fatal brain injuries. It is for this reason that concussion protocols exist in all sports.  Read the rest of this post...
A paralysed man, whose spinal cord was completely severed after a motorcycle accident five years ago, can now walk again thanks to an implant which was surgically attached to his spine. Read the rest of this post...
Children's Mental Health Week: Manchester Law Society
  • 07.02.2022
  • NaomiORourke
  • None
  • Manchester Law Society Mental Health Awareness
‘Mental health’ is a very personal, individual concept. Growing up, to me mental health was very black and white, either you ‘had it’ or you didn’t. It is only in more recent years, that I have realised that mental health, like a lot of things, is on a continuum. Anxiety, stress, low moods, depression, loneliness, panic attacks, low self-esteem, to name a few, are problems that all of us are likely to face to some degree at some point, in one way or another. And that is without adding a global pandemic into the mix. Read the rest of this post...
The New Highway Code: changes to protect vulnerable road users
  • 07.02.2022
  • JeremySmith
  • None
  • Cycling Personal Injury Highway Code
There have been some important changes in the new Highway Code with effect from 29 January although I suspect a lot of people may not know about them. An important theme is to give better protection to vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians. Read the rest of this post...
Patients who have suffered medical negligence have spoken out about their experiences in a new report published as MPs begin gathering evidence for its inquiry on NHS litigation reform. Read the rest of this post...
The detector, which can automatically identify irregularities on an MRI scan, will be developed further thanks to the financial support of £1 million. Read the rest of this post...
Extension of 'return-to-play' protocol after concussion in rugby
The Rugby Football League (RFL) has agreed to extend the protocol regarding concussion in the sport. Players who fail concussion tests during matches or training will not be permitted to play again for at least 11 days; which is up from seven. Read the rest of this post...

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