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28 November 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How can the NHS build a culture where errors related to GBS are effectively raised?

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When a baby develops a group B strep infection, mothers in particular are sometimes told that “you passed it on to your baby”. This can make mothers feel as though it’s somehow their fault. Group B strep is not the fault of any mother.

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20 November 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The largest maternity scandal in NHS history? What a leaked report tells us about Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust

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Following the leak of a report into the failings of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust maternity unit, Sarah White explains what it tells us and the impact of this new information.

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9 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Baby Loss Awareness Week – four things you should know

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Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place from 9 to 15 October every year and aims to raise awareness of key issues that affect people who have lost babies in the UK, hopefully helping to break the silence regarding infant loss which is not talked about as much as it should be.

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4 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What issues do children with cerebral palsy face when trying to gain access to mainstream education and EHC plans

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Education is a vital part of any child’s development, but if they have a disability like cerebral palsy accessing it can be difficult. Here Sarah White from our team explains how EHC plans can help kids get on in school and the challenges faced in obtaining them.

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Litigation – Experiences and views of parents of children who suffered brain injuries at birth

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In the lead up to World CP day on 6 October 2019 we have taken some time to focus on the ‘Making a Contribution’ element of the ‘We Are Here’ campaign and to consider how we, as clinical negligence lawyers, can gain a better understanding of how parents of children with Cerebral Palsy feel about the litigation process. We want to ensure that we are aware of all the things that we can do to make the litigation process less stressful and to offer all the support that we can.

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Four ways play therapy can help kids with cerebral palsy

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In the lead up to World Cerebral Palsy Day on 6 October 2019 we are taking some time to focus on the therapy available for children with cerebral palsy on a local level. We have found out about an inspirational and unique leisure facility nearby in Bristol, for children and young adults with disabilities called Gympanzees.

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3 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

University life with cerebral palsy – the challenges of higher education with a disability

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The new university year is upon us and Fresher’s activities are in full swing, and having a disability such as cerebral palsy should not stop anyone from going to university. Over the years we have been lucky enough to act for a number of inspirational young people with cerebral palsy who have had a fulfilling and successful time at university. Here we focus on some of the issues that have been relevant for these young people and the type of help and support that can be available.

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Having a child with a birth injury – a personal perspective

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With World Cerebral Palsy Day approaching, Sarah White relays the perspective of a family whose child has cerebral palsy.

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1 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The issues with accommodation which cerebral palsy can raise

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In the lead up to World Cerebral Palsy Day on 6 October 2019 we have taken some time to focus on the quality of life of people with the condition, as the campaign hopes to raise awareness through their ‘We Are Here’ initiative.

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Improving the lives of disabled people – less talk, more action needed

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In the lead up to World CP day on 6 October 2019 we have taken some time to focus on the Civil Rights element of the ‘We Are Here’ campaign.

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30 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Children with disabilities face enough challenges, it’s time for social injustice to stop

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Ahead of World Cerebral Palsy Day, our team is looking at the six issues highlighted by the campaign. First, Sarah White has been looking at public awareness and how this affects the lives of disabled people through social injustices.

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13 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

“Could it be sepsis?” – A personal story showing the importance of knowing when something is really wrong

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To mark World Sepsis Day on 13th September 2019, Sarah White, a solicitor in our Clinical Negligence team reflects upon her and her family’s personal experience of sepsis.

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