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Medicinal cannabis one year on remains a legal minefield

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As a specialist in representing individuals suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestos-related diseases, I was invited to give a speech at Mesothelioma UK’s patient and carer day on 4 October on medicinal cannabis.

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How assistive technology can help people who have experienced mTBI

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Here, Oliver Lewis – an Assistive Technology Consultant from Lewis Support – explains what assistive technology is and how suitable solutions and products are identified. He has also included examples of how assistive technology can support individuals who have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

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When is fatigue more than just being tired?

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Fatigue amongst those with brain injury is often misunderstood. Here, Laura Jackson explains the difference between feeling tired and having chronic fatigue as a result of brain injury.

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What if fingers cannot be re-attached? How prosthetics tech helps those who have experienced injury to their hands

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Recent news that a man may regain the full use of his hand after severing most of it in an accident demonstrates how amazing modern medicine can be, but what happens when fingers can’t be re-attached?

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Root cause analysis reports and serious incident reports: what are they and can I challenge one?

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Incident reports are intended to establish the causes and contributory factors of a death or other avoidable event. For this reason they are very important, and something that should be taken very seriously by the trust or organisation completing them.

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What is the discount rate, and what does the latest change mean for personal injury claimants?

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With today’s announcement that the discount rate will change to minus 0.25%, we give you a quick explainer as to what it is and what the change means for claimants.

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The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme – fit for purpose?

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Jennifer Seavor, Senior Associate and specialist mesothelioma claims solicitor, looks at the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) which was introduced in 2014 and asks whether after four years more needs to be done.

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Cannabis oil – is it a pain control option for mesothelioma sufferers?

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Jennifer Seavor from our specialist mesothelioma claims team takes a look at the growing interest in cannabis oil as a pain control option for cancer patients and asks whether this is something mesothelioma sufferers should look in to.

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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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Is head injury being taken seriously in sport?

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Head injuries have too often been considered a necessary risk in sports such as football and rugby. But with the alarming scenes of Jan Vertonghen’s head injury during Tottenham’s Champions league semi-final, and the damning report from the Rugby Football Union and it’s focus on head injury, is it time to ask what more can be done to improve prevention, reporting, and treatment?

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Are drones the answer to the UK’s pothole problem?

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Drones can be used for filming, as a delivery method, and even to replace fireworks – but could they solve the pothole problem on our roads? Our Personal Injury team takes a look.

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Growing the New You – four themes from the Recolo conference on brain injury rehabilitation

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The recent Recolo conference was a chance for those in the neurorehabilitation community to come together and learn more about the latest trends and themes in this specialist area. Here’s four things our brain injury team picked up on.

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