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Diagnosis of meningitis in children – why practitioners need to listen to parental concern

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A recent inquest in Norfolk heard the tragic events surrounding the death of a six year old boy, whose diagnosis of meningitis was significantly delayed. The pain for the parents on losing their child was made all the worse by the fact that their pleas to medics over concerns that he could have meningitis were not only unheard, but were openly disparaged.

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What are the benefits of our Erb’s palsy legal clinic?

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Free online legal clinic on Erb's Palsy

Our specialist medical negligence team help you to understand the benefit of our Erb’s palsy online legal clinics.

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The unseen challenges of living with diabetes

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Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the UK and those suffering from it have to implement a strict ongoing regime to manage their condition. But what toll does this take on the individuals that have to live with this condition on a daily basis? And what can be done to change this?

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What you need to know about Erb’s palsy

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We asked some experts in Erb’s palsy treatment and care about what we should know about the condition. So, if you’re a parent to a child with Erb’s, have a read of the below to have all your most pressing questions answered.

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A closer look at retinal stem cells – a potential cure for retinal disease?

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Joachim Stanley asks whether stem cells could present an exciting new cure for retinal diseases, or if they might just be a new way for rogue clinicians to offer unregulated (and potentially dangerous) treatment at a cost.

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Dying Matters Awareness Week: grieving when you don’t know how or why your loved one died

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Dying Matters is a national coalition of organisations that aim to help people talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. This year, starting on 13 May, the national awareness week will join with organisations to help raise the public’s consciousness of this difficult and distressing topic.

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Fresh hope for those in need of organ transplant – how drones can make transporting live organs safer and more affordable

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Following news that a live organ has been successfully delivered for transplant, our team takes a look at how this tech has been brought about, and what it means in law.

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What might happen now a criminal investigation has been launched into medical deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital?

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The police have announced that they will be undertaking a new criminal investigation into the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. More than 456 patients had their lives cut short by being administered high doses of opiate painkillers such as morphine between 1987 and 2001. Ali Cloak from our Inquests team takes a look at what might happen as a result.

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Bereavement compensation is becoming increasingly unequal across the UK – here’s why

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Earlier this month, it was announced that Northern Ireland will be increasing the statutory compensation available to bereaved families. Families bringing claims in relation to a death in Northern Ireland will now be entitled to over £2,000 more in damages than families in England and Wales.

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Should artificial intelligence dictate how healthcare is administered?

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It is no secret that health services in the UK are under enormous pressure. We regularly hear how hospital departments are struggling to cope with the demands of the nation, but is the use of artificial intelligence (AI) a solution or would it simply compound the problem?

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What you need to know about the new medical examiners helping bereaved families

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From April 2019, a new system of medical examiners will be rolled out in medical settings to provide scrutiny and better recording of deaths across the country. A pilot scheme with medical examiners has taken place since 2008 so many hospitals, medical professionals or families may have already come across them.

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Should more be done to stop rogue surgeons in private hospitals?

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Joachim Stanley responds to recent comments from leader of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, that more data should be shared between private hospitals and the NHS.

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