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6 March 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What new and existing treatment could be available for a child with Erb’s palsy?

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For so long, questions have been asked about what the options are for children with Erb’s palsy and if ‘one size fits all’. Each case is different. Each person is different. Each case has different circumstances. This needs to be taken into account before any treatment is considered.

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21 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Hugs are important, even as an element of therapy

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Just a day after blue Monday, we all need a reason to be cheerful which is why I’m smiling at National Hug Day.

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22 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Positive treatment: the benefits of core stability and strengthening in Erb’s palsy

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Erb’s palsy injuries cause weakness or paralysis of the affected arm, resulting in varying degrees of impairment.  However, there are ways in which this can be treated through therapeutic exercises.

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21 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The effects of Erb’s palsy: part compensation, part inspiration

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In honour of Erb’s Palsy Awareness Week, Lucy Norton from our specialist compensation team talks here about the two aspects of her job as an Erb’s palsy solicitor – part compensation, part inspiration.

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17 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Meningitis – living with the injuries caused by the infection

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What is it like to live with the complications of meningitis infection? Specialist solicitor Lucy Norton takes a look at how the infection causes disability and what it’s like to live with.

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2 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£185,000 compensation awarded for a delay in diagnosing and treating sepsis leading to stroke

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Judith Leach of Royds Withy King, assisted the husband of a woman, J, in a claim against The Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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26 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

What issues can Erb’s Palsy cause in adolescence?

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Erb’s Palsy is a birth injury with largely physical symptoms, but because the visible injury to the arm may demand focus, it could be hiding subtle injuries which are yet to become apparent. Here we look at the invisible injuries that can follow a diagnosis of Erb’s Palsy

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23 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

We need to stop treating maternal injuries as ‘just a part’ of shoulder dystocia

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Erb's Palsy Group UK

Adjusting to life after a birth injury is a difficult process for any family, and any birth injury is a permanent reminder of a potentially traumatic event. But if we are ever going to confront Erb’s Palsy, we need to change the way that we talk about it and some of the complications it can involve.

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17 May 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, News

Court finds NHS Trust negligent in stroke case

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Judith Leach, barrister in our Medical Negligence team, successfully brought a case against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, representing client Julie Robinson. The Court found that the Trust’s negligence resulted in an avoidable stroke which left Mrs. Robinson severely disabled.

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1 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Why are there still too many cases of pressure sores in our hospitals and care homes?

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As a clinical negligence solicitor I am often asked to investigate and bring claims for people who have developed pressure sores. These have often occurred in hospital but are then treated in the community. They can be disproportionately painful from the small blister or sore they may start with as they get worse or become infected. Unfortunately, there have also been a lot of cases reported in the media recently relating to pressure sores developed by the elderly whilst being looked after in care homes and nursing homes.

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4 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in News

Medical negligence specialist joins our team in Oxford

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Lucy Norton, Withy King

Lucy Norton, a solicitor with over 12 years’ experience in injury litigation, has joined our Medical Negligence team in Oxford. Lucy, who specialises in cases involving birth-related injuries to mothers and babies, fatalities and stillbirths, spinal injuries, cardiac and orthopaedic …

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18 June 2015 1 Comment Posted in Medical Negligence, News

Withy King helps widower to sue NHS for failure to diagnose wife’s stroke

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Our  Medical Negligence team is helping an Oxfordshire widower to sue a hospital trust for failing to diagnose and treat a stroke which led to his wife’s untimely death at the age of 46. Judith Leach, a barrister in our Medical Negligence …

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