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Topic Archives: Personal Injury

A former manufacturing company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was seriously injured whilst at work. Read the rest of this post...
Experts warn skin cancer risk is not just from holiday sun
​Cancer Research UK warn skin cancer rates have ‘soared’ over the last ten years, particularly in men and younger adults and are urging people to protect their skin more when in the UK. Read the rest of this post...
Potter Rees Dolan support Creating Connections initiative
  • 17.07.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence gill edwards work placement creating connections
This week we had the pleasure of welcoming a 16-year-old school leaver to our offices, as part of a new legal work experience initiative from Kings Chambers and RECLAIM Project. Read the rest of this post...
Sepsis: Hospital apologise after failings led to death of 4-year-old
  • 16.07.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Sepsis NHS clinical neglience nhs failings fatal injury
​A hospital has apologised after a number of failures led to the death of a four-year old girl with sepsis. Gill Edwards, Partner within our Clinical Negligence department, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Government launch £20million fund to improve disabled rail access
  • 15.07.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury serious injury clinical neglience disabled access court of protection government access for all
Disabled rail passengers around the UK will benefit from improvements to station accessibility, after the government recently announced the launch of a £20 million funding scheme. Our Gary Herbert, Partner within our Personal Injury team, comments in PRD's latest blog. Read the rest of this post...
Referral to Treatment - NHS patients waiting "unacceptably" long time
A recent report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) revealed that patients, including cancer patients, are being forced to wait an "unacceptably" long time between referrals and their first treatment. Read the rest of this post...
A Guide to Obtaining Medical Records Under the GDPR
There are a number of circumstances under which an individual might require a copy of their medical records, whether to flag up an inaccuracy or to gather evidence to support a legal claim. However, many people are unclear on how to obtain these medical records - particularly since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which significantly changed the way the process works. As such, Potter Rees Dolan has partnered with the Birth Trauma Association to put together this comprehensive guide to getting hold of medical records under GDPR, which should help you to obtain the information you require as efficiently as possible. Read the rest of this post...
Patients lives at risk due to delays in treating sepsis
  • 10.07.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Clinical negligence Sepsis NHS England delay in treatment Helen Dolan
Experts warn that patient’s lives are being put at risk by medical professionals due to delays in treating sepsis. Recent research carried out by BBC News has highlighted that around 25% of patients in England wait longer than the recommended hour before receiving antibiotic drip. Read the rest of this post...
Surgeons 'rewire' nerves of paralysed patients to enable hand movement
  • 08.07.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury
  • Spinal cord injury Paralysis spinal injury paralysed quadriplegia
​Surgeons in Australia have trialed a life-changing operation, in which nerves in paralysed people’s bodies are ‘rewired’ to give movement to their arms and hands, according to a recent BBC News article. Read the rest of this post...
WHO officially recognises ‘burnout’ as an occupational phenomenon
  • 08.07.2019
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury occupational stress burnout work place stress stress at work
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has officially recognised ‘burnout’ as an occupational phenomenon and has described it as "syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed". Read the rest of this post...

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