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Hillsborough is now a part of the public consciousness; everyone knows the story of that tragic day in 1989. Recommendations to change the law could help ensure other families don’t have the same experience as those of the 96.
Children’s Grief Awareness Week is about raising awareness of the need of those affected by the loss of a parent or sibling and emphasising the free, professional support available. Here’s why it’s important to our team.
A recent article in the Guardian asked why people in the UK don’t have as much weight loss surgery as on the continent. I’m not sure this piece explains the full picture.
Recently we discussed how new techniques were helping with stroke rehabilitation. Here, Judith Leach explores how singing can improve speech after brain damage.
When you lose your sight as a result of negligence, it can be reassuring to know how compensation can help you adjust to a new way of life. Lucy Crawford explains the 6 ways it can go towards changing your life for the better.
The quest for the perfect smile has led to a cosmetic dentistry boom in recent years, with experts estimating that the 100 largest dental firms have increased their turnover by almost 25% in four years. Ben Lees explores the trend and helps you understand what to look out for if you are considering treatment.
There’s often a long road to rehabilitation after someone suffers a stroke, so new ways to assess and progress patients along are very welcome. Lucy Norton looks at how two occupational therapy students from the University of Essex hope to change things, following a placement at Colchester General Hospital.
Cosmetic breast surgery remains the most common surgical cosmetic procedure for women, with 7,732 operations in 2016. Ben Lees explores this popular procedure from a legal perspective.
What does World Cerebral Palsy Day stand for, and what does it hope to achieve? Abigail Ringer explains.
Ben Lees looks at what this popular procedure consists of, and what you should look out for if you are undergoing the surgery.
According to a report released last month, painful side effects and complications mean around 1 in 15 women fitted with trans-vaginal mesh support will need to have it removed. Ben Lees takes a look at the Mesh Oversight Group Report, and what it means for trans-vaginal mesh procedures.
Richard Coleman considers a new minimally-invasive weight loss procedure.
Ben Lees explores the findings of the new report published by the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, relating to the significant concerns surrounding the UK cosmetic surgery market.
I was shocked to recently read that the British Medical Journal has published evidence that routine NHS procedures are being cut back, leading to a need for doctors to resort to special appeals to get treatment for their patients.
Funding for the NHS is an ongoing topic of debate. But how funding impacts on the treatment doctors can provide goes beyond debate, and becomes a reality that affects patients’ lives every day.
As Group B Strep Awareness Month continues, this blog describes a recent experiment looking at how mice respond to infection with Group B Strep and how the results of the study may lead to new strategies to combat infection in pregnant women and babies.
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.