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The importance of rehab after a stroke – a client story

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Here Sarah White from our Medical Negligence team relays the story of one client who experienced a stroke, and how ensuring he got the right rehab changed is outlook on the future.

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Claiming for negligent cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic – is it even possible?

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As stories of delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment related to COVID-19 continue to appear, Simon Elliman – head of our Medical Negligence department – explains the challenges of bringing a claim and the options people have if they have experienced negligence.

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What you need to know about Baby Loss Awareness Week in 2020

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This year the aim of Baby Loss Awareness Week is to highlight the isolation that many people experience after pregnancy and baby loss – women, partners, other family members and friends.

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The impact of COVID-19 on charities helping people with cerebral palsy

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The COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating effect on numerous aspects of the economy, and the charity sector is no exception. It is estimated that the sector has lost at least £4.5 billion in income as a consequence of the pandemic, so many charities have had to fall back on their reserves.

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First do no harm: Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety review makes key recommendations for reducing the risk of avoidable harm

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Faye Marks looks at the recommendations from the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety review and explains why it is important that changes are made.

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Health worker safety: a priority for patient safety

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Lucy Crawford and Faye Marks from our Medical Negligence team explain why the theme of World Patient Safety Day 2020 is so important in the UK.

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How serious incidents in healthcare are investigated using root cause analysis. Are lessons learned?

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Ahead of World Patient Safety Day on 17 September, Sarah White reviews the root cause analysis process for patient safety learning. Is it working as it should?

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Could we see a rise in amputations related to sepsis because of COVID-19?

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A leading sepsis research charity has raised concerns that diagnoses of sepsis may be missed or delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ben Lees takes a look.

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World Sepsis Day – what you need to know

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Abigail Ringer explains why World Sepsis Day – held annually on 13 September – is an important date to help raise awareness of this deadly condition.

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The hidden part of the birth trauma journey – the psychological impact

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Not all birth trauma has a visible, physical impact upon new mothers. Sometimes, events and their aftermath can lead to significant psychological harm which isn’t visible but is no less damaging, and this is especially true when a birth injury occurs. Here we relate the story of one of our clients, whose daughter developed Erb’s palsy after negligent maternity care.

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One mother’s experience of the trauma of her birth injury

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During birth injury awareness week 2020 one of our clients has kindly agreed to share her personal story with others, explaining what she went through, how she coped with her injuries, and how she eventually “came out the other side”.

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Birth Trauma Awareness – making a complaint about a birth

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The Birth Trauma Association is running their annual awareness campaign from 6-12 September 2020. Many women have been urged to share their experiences with each other and their own personal stories and journey to recovery, the charity’s research suggesting that some 30,000 women annually suffer from birth trauma.

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