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Partner, Paul Rumley, considers whether we have seen an end to claims for accommodation costs for severely disabled clients.
Abigail Ringer advises on a range of grants and benefits which can be used to fund appliances and adaptations for those less affected by disability.
Our latest blog, by Joachim Stanley, considers new research which bodes well for early diagnosis of testicular cancer.
Simon Elliman explores ways in which awareness of shoulder dystocia and Erb’s Palsy can be heightened, to coincide with Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week, which runs from 26 June to 2 July 2017.
Rhiannon Wilson looks at a recent study which highlights the merits in patients and families talking about death more openly.
Ben Lees writes about the vital work of the charity SANDS and why we are supporting their awareness campaign this month.
Ellie Roberts looks at the appalling offences of Breast Surgeon, Mr Paterson, and the difficulties now facing his victims as they seek to obtain compensation for their injuries.
Solicitor Sarah White considers the controversial Government proposal for information from hospital staff obtained during health service investigations to be kept confidential by default.
This is the latest blog in our series on inquests, with Ali Cloak considering what happens after the Coroner concludes the inquest investigation.
Inquest specialist, Ali Cloak, considers the different conclusions which can be reached in an inquest and their implications.
In her latest blog, Lucy Crawford considers the issue of antibiotic resistance and how ants may hold the key to medical advances in this area.
As part of her series of blogs dealing with the inquest process from start to finish, Ali Cloak considers what you can expect from the inquest hearing itself.
Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the UK and those suffering from it often have to implement a strict ongoing regime to manage their condition. This blog takes a look at research currently being conducted in China that could be the start of a revolution in the way diabetes is treated.
Lucy Norton considers the many consequences of medical misdiagnosis following the recent news of a criminal prosecution case of suspected Shaken Baby Syndrome being stopped after it was discovered the baby girl actually had a rare medical condition.
If someone witnesses a traumatic event as the result of another’s negligence, then traditionally it has been very difficult for that individual to receive compensation. However, changes to how these ‘Secondary Victims’ are treated has raised new hope for many suffering from psychological injuries as a result of witnessing a traumatic event.
Partner, Paul Rumley, considers the discount rate consultation and why it is so important to those who recover compensation following a claim for clinical negligence.
Metal-on-metal hip replacements have recently been the focus of much negative media coverage. This blog considers what they are, why they are used and why this type of joint replacement surgery is making the news.
As part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Associate, Rebecca Callard, considers a recent study showing a possible link between long term antibiotic use and bowel cancer.
Kerstin Kubiak considers the controversial decision of the Department of Health who have advised they will not be implementing a national screening programme for testing for Group B Strep infection in the UK.
As part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Sophia Courtaux considers a new tool devised to help GPs assess the risk of patients suffering bowel cancer – one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK.
April 2017 is UK Limb Loss Awareness Month. Here, Ben Lees looks at the purpose of the initiative and the social media campaign that is being run alongside it.
When differently-abled adventurers with a passion for the outdoors want to get outside they may find their options limited. Here we review some of the best all terrain wheelchairs that we have seen make some big differences to peoples lives.
Simon Elliman considers a proposed new scheme to compensate babies who suffer severe injury during childbirth, and analyses the likely impacts should it be implemented.
Joachim Stanley considers proposals for the NHS Litigation Authority to adopt a new approach to managing clinical negligence claims, under the new name of ‘NHS Resolution’.
New draft guidance published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), highlights the need for health professionals to recognise early warning signs of sepsis and to carry out treatment in severe cases within one hour to prevent avoidable patient deaths.