Posted by Emily Hughes, Legal Assistant
If a family member was diagnosed with, or died as a result of, a genetic disease, you would want to know. A recent case between a woman and St. George’s Hospital in London throws into question whether doctors have a responsibility to inform families of a patient’s health.
November is a big month for CRPS. At the beginning of the month it was Colour the World Orange day, an annual event where people all over the world dress in orange to try and help raise awareness of CRPS. This week is even bigger, with two events in London taking place. Our CRPS specialist, Louise Hart, is attending one of the events to help raise awareness of this condition herself.
It was with great dismay that I read today of an inquest, which heard evidence relating to the tragic death of baby Rocco, who died at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in June 2017. Rocco’s mother was a known carrier of group B Streptococcus (GBS). However, despite this being made clear in her medical records, she was not admitted to hospital for antibiotic therapy following the rupture of her membranes.
Retirement has been changing; with longer life expectancy, changing working habits and older generations increasingly assisting younger generations. For those planning their futures, it can be essential to take estate planning advice, make Lasting Powers of Attorney and keep an up to date Will.
Christmas is a time for families to spend together but what if you have recently separated or divorced? Sadly, it can become a difficult time, with all the usual stresses of Christmas amplified and the added worry of keeping the children happy. Emma McMorrow from our Family team provides five tips to help you manage the festive period.
As someone who uses their car on a daily basis, the thought of owning a driverless car is really exciting. They may seem like a futuristic concept but the introduction of these cars to our roads will soon be a reality.
We are all familiar with the annual warnings, the headlines proclaiming a “winter of discontent”, images of patients on trolleys in corridors and reports of the toll on the weary staff who keep our Accident and Emergency departments open each winter. We have come not only to expect, but accept a stretched NHS over the winter months.
Paola Cuffolo from our Personal Injury team explains why Purple Tuesday – the day dedicated to improving retail experiences for disabled customers – is an initiative which could improve shopping for everyone, as well as those with a disability.
Paul Rumley comments on a report released today by Each Baby Counts, which has found that nearly half of reviewed cases, where babies died or suffered brain damage, were caused by bad maternity care.
Following the Remembrance Day commemorations, Helen Childs from our specialist mesothelioma team helps us to understand how those in the armed forces with mesothelioma need to be supported.
Simon Elliman reviews a recent BBC investigation which has revealed that an increasing number of patients are faced with long waits for vital tests on the NHS, and considers the potential causes and implications.