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Topic Archives: Personal Injury

Reuben's Retreat: An inspirational charity
  • 21.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • None
  • Reuben's Retreat Featured Charity atypical terratoid rhabdoid tumour
Today marks 7 years since the passing of little Reuben Graham, who tragically died aged 23 months after suffering an atypical terratoid rhabdoid tumour - a very rare and aggressive form of Cancerous tumour. In our latest blog, we wanted to shine a light on the amazing charity set up his parent's just two days after his passing, Reuben's Retreat - a home-from-home for families bereaved of a child and for children with life limiting or threatening conditions and their parents and siblings. Read the rest of this post...
Rare spinal condition costing NHS millions in compensation
  • 20.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Spinal cord injury serious injury misdiagnosis clinical neglience late diagnosis late treatment cauda equina syndrome cauda equina spinal stenosis CES
Cauda equina syndrome is a relatively unknown spinal condition that - according to a recent article in the BBC - the NHS is repeatedly failing to diagnose and treat in sufficient time, leading to hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation claims. Helen Budge, a Senior Solicitor within our Clinical Negligence department, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Personal Injury client is selected to play for England Amputee Football Association
  • 20.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury
  • amputation Personal Injury amputee Everton Amputee FC England Amputee Football Association EAFA
We are delighted to announce that a client of ours, Philip Grace, has been selected to become a member of the England Amputee Football Association (EAFA) Senior Provisional Squad ahead of the European Amputee Football Federation Championships, which will take place in September 2020 located in Krakow, Poland. Read the rest of this post...
Manchester is first region to benefit from new life-saving lung checks
Residents in North and East Manchester are the first in the country to benefit from new life-saving health checks aimed at detecting early signs of lung cancer. Read the rest of this post...
Stoma Awareness and Attitudes - Complete Survey Data
  • 15.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence serious injury stoma ileostomies urostomies colostomy bag Urostomy bag Ileostomy bag Colostomy ileostomy urostomy hidden illness invisible illness survey
A recent national survey we carried out has revealed key insights into how the UK public perceives people with stomas. View the survey data in full here. Read the rest of this post...
Record numbers of patients waiting for routine operations on NHS
  • 09.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence NHS NHS England delay in treatment delay in diagnosis late treatment helen budge waiting times
June 2019 saw a record number of patients - 4.4 million - in England waiting for routine operations on the NHS. Our Helen Budge, senior Clinical Negligence solicitor here at Potter Rees Dolan, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Grandmother suffers life-changing injuries in high-speed crash
  • 07.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury serious injury road collision dangerous driving road traffic accident rta life-threatening injuries
A grandmother suffered life-changing injuries after a 25 year old man struck her vehicle at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour last year. Our Jeremy Smith, Senior Personal Injury Solicitor, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
New device may diagnose sepsis in less than 30 minutes
  • 07.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence Sepsis misdiagnosis late diagnosis Helen Dolan late treatment biomarkers
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge have developed a device that can detect a key biomarker of sepsis in less than a drop of blood, and the process takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Our Head of Clinical Negligence, Helen Dolan, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Diet Tips for People Living with a Stoma
  • 02.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence stoma ostomates ostomy bag colostomies ileostomies urostomies colostomy bag Urostomy bag Ileostomy bag dietary guide diet healthy eating
If you are living with a stoma, you may need to make changes to your diet - but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. Read our dietary guide for some top tips on what is best to eat / not eat when living with a stoma... Read the rest of this post...
Claimant’s curse of failing to recover additional liabilities following a funding switch from Legal Aid to a pre-LASPO CFA has been broken!
  • 01.08.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury
  • Clinical negligence Personal Injury serious injury PIC costs LASPO Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 Conditional Fee Agreement CFA Legal Aid Litigation Friend NHS Foundation Trust Legal Services Commission
To the woe of Claimant solicitors up and down the country, there has seemingly been a recent barrage of cases where the decision as to whether it was reasonable for a Claimant, who was legally aided, to change funding to a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) prior to the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) has gone in favour of the paying party. Read the rest of this post...

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