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Surviving septicaemia: is it a postcode lottery that could impact on sepsis survival?

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It’s pretty shocking that, in the 21st century, your chances of surviving septicaemia are still dependant on where you live. In August this year, the NHS published the results of its report providing details of hospital deaths across 130 trusts in England.

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How does meningitis lead to limb loss, and can limb loss be prevented?

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Meningitis is generally caused by either a virus or bacteria (although fungi can cause meningitis in an individual with a compromised immune system). Viral meningitis is the most common form of meningitis and, luckily, rarely causes septicaemia and limb loss.

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National care provider faces a potential multi-million pound liability in respect of consumer law breaches.

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Barchester Healthcare Limited (Barchester) is potentially facing a £12 million liability in respect of their residents’ contracts breaching consumer law.

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“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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How a member of our Medical Negligence team, and her baby, survived sepsis

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When the UK Sepsis Trust estimates that five people are killed by sepsis every hour in the UK alone, surviving sepsis is no mean feat. As World Sepsis Day approaches, Abigail Ringer spoke to Divya from our Medical Negligence team to find out more about what it’s like to survive sepsis.

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How a solicitor can help when someone close to you dies of sepsis

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Lucy Crawford from our fatal claims and inquests team helps you to understand how solicitors can assist when a loved one dies of sepsis.

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Business Rates and the High Street – is it time to level the playing field?

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As the UK high streets continue to decline for the fifth consecutive quarter, UK retailers demanded that the Government takes steps to help the sector and ensure a level playing field with online rivals.

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What you need to know this World Suicide Prevention Day

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Our inquest specialist, Ali Cloak, works with families who have sadly been bereaved by suicide and helps them through the inquest process that looks at how their loved one came to take their own life. Here, on World Suicide Prevention Day, she considers the recent statistics released about increased suicide rates in the UK and Ireland.

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Could new e-sepsis tech reduce levels of misdiagnosis in the NHS, even beyond sepsis?

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The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust are celebrating the success of their new e-sepsis tool, a digital tool used to alert hospital staff to the fact that a person might have sepsis.

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“Brightly coloured gems and geometric shapes” and “Created in the UK” – emerging trends and developments at the International Jewellery London 2019 (IJL 2019) trade show.

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Stephen Welfare, Head of our Intellectual Property team at Royds Withy King attended day two of the IJL 2019 trade show. The annual event was held at London Olympia, West Kensington.

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Spotlight on a client: Shakeup Cosmetics

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“Royds Withy King have been the perfect legal partner to support us through the negotiations with our investors. They took a commercial and pragmatic approach while still providing invaluable advice with our best interest at heart.”
– Shane Carnell-Xu, Co-Founder, Shakeup Cosmetics Limited

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Made in Britain: sustainable fashion for concerned consumers

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As a society of shoppers we are becoming more concerned of the implications our shopping habits have on the environment than we’ve ever been. And it’s a good thing too, as we now know that the fashion industry is the second biggest polluting industry in the world.

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