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A recent report on a study showing an increase of Group Strep B infection in newborn babies proves controversial.
Life expectancy is rising in England and Wales but compensation can be guaranteed to last a lifetime for cerebral palsy claimants even when 24 hour care is needed.
It has been recently highlighted in the press that some UK children with cerebral palsy are not offered pioneering spinal surgery at home and have been forced to seek help in the USA.
In 2013 the medico-legal journal ‘Clinical Risk’ published a summary of a 10 year (between 2000 and 2010) NHS study looking at the key trends in claims against the NHS relating to injuries suffered by mothers and babies before and during childbirth in NHS hospitals.
American obstetricians have noted a significant decline in Group B Strep infection in newborn babies as a result of their universal screening programme. Is it time for a similar system in the UK?
The Clinical Negligence Team is proud to sponsor Paralympic athlete Katrina Hart who is presently competing in the IPC World Championships in Lyon.
Support for raising awareness of the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies and how to increase prevention.
Better access to information and financial and practical support is needed to help the UK’s growing number of carers
The importance of routine screening for Group B Streptococcus and the potential risks in failing to do so
The symptoms of brain damage can be very subtle and easily overlooked by both medical and legal professionals. This may lead to inadequate damages or denial of necessary benefits.
Denis Campbell, health correspondent for the Guardian, reported this year that: “Hydrotherapy pool closures leave NHS patients high and dry” and that “Users attack short-termism of shutting specialist warm water treatment centers for disabled people and stroke survivors”
At the Clinical Negligence Team we take pride in winning cases where the odds are stacked against the compensation claim succeeding. We understand the massive importance to each of our clients in acheiving the best outcome for their future security and health.
The Paralympics legacy: why disability from Cerebral Palsy or Erbs Palsy should not be an obstacle to achieving goals.