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Topic Archives: Media-Coverage

Accessibility & public transport - 124 train stations to benefit from Government fund
​Disabled passengers across the UK are to benefit from accessibility improvements at 124 train stations thanks to a government fund of £20 million. Helen Shaw, partner in our personal injury team, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
'Breach of duty' and errors in woman’s maternity care led to stillbirth of her son
  • 24.02.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Clinical-negligence, Clinical-negligence
  • Clinical negligence Stillbirth NHS serious injury stillborn breach of duty Grimsby Diana Princess of Wales Hospital Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
​An NHS hospital trust has admitted that a 'breach of duty' and errors in a woman’s maternity care led to the stillbirth of her son. Our Helen Budge, Senior Clinical Negligence Solicitor, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Olympic skier Rowan Cheshire retires five years after suffering severe concussion
  • 21.02.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury, Personal-injury
  • Personal Injury serious injury rehabilitation head injury Olympics Head Trauma severe concussion sport injury
British Olympic freestyle skier Rowan Cheshire has announced her retirement, saying her "body and mind just can't keep up with the pace", five years after she suffered a severe concussion.​ Read the rest of this post...
​There are some illnesses which not a lot of people have heard of, yet they affect many. Frequently, such conditions are left undiagnosed for years, sometimes with life changing results. Haemochromatosis is such a condition. Gill Edwards, Partner in our Clinical Negligence team, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Three-month-old baby with sepsis dies of natural causes “contributed by neglect” of doctors
A thirteen-week-old baby who had sepsis died of natural causes “contributed by neglect” of doctors, an inquest heard last week. Our Gill Edwards, Partner in our Clinical Negligence team and a member of Baby Lifeline's Multi-Professional Advisory Panel, comments here... Read the rest of this post...
Hundreds of Amazon warehouse staff injured in workplace accidents over past three years
  • 19.02.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury, Personal-injury
  • serious injury head injury accident at work HSE workplace injury injury at work workplace accident fall from height Amazon GMB Union orthopaedic injury Health & Safety Executive near misses
​New figures compiled by the GMB Union suggest that hundreds of people have been seriously injured over the last three years while working at Amazon warehouses around the UK. Richard Edwards, a Partner within our Personal Injury team who specialises in handling serious accident at work claims, comments in our latest blog... Read the rest of this post...
MPs debate acquired brain injury in Parliament
On Thursday last week (6th February 2020) MPs debated acquired brain injury in Parliament. ​ Read the rest of this post...
FA to impose restrictions on heading the ball for under-18s
  • 14.02.2020
  • JessicaMG
  • Personal-injury, Personal-injury
  • dementia Brain Injury Headway head injury concussion Head Trauma Jeff Astle heading football The Jeff Astle Foundation FA Football Association heading ball post concussion syndrome Professional Footballers’ Association PAFA Alzheimers professional football
Our Gary Herbert, a Partner within the Personal Injury team here at PRD who is currently serving on the committee for Headway Salford & Trafford, comments on the FA's proposals to ban heading of footballs in training for under-18s in our latest blog... Read the rest of this post...
Bike Cam: Collision during morning rush hour
Further preventable baby deaths uncovered at East Kent Hospitals NHS
An investigation by BBC News has exposed more preventable baby deaths at the NHS trust which has already been criticised for its maternity services. Our Lesley Herbertson, a Partner in our Clinical Negligence team, comments here... Read the rest of this post...

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