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17 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, PI Tech

Alexa, will you be my next doctor?

Posted by , Paralegal

With news that Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant will link up with the NHS to answer people’s health queries, Ainara Diaz from our Medical Negligence team looks at the possibilities – and implications – that this could bring for people in the UK.

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30 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, PI Tech

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

Posted by , Legal Claims Manager

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

Posted by , Solicitor

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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2 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury, PI Tech

Is head injury being taken seriously in sport?

Posted by , Partner

two footballers banging heads

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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17 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion, PI Tech

Should artificial intelligence dictate how healthcare is administered?

Posted by , Associate

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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5 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, PI Tech

Are diagnostic chatbots the future of primary care, or potentially dangerous?

Posted by , Partner

Ben Lees takes a look at whether new AI technology will relieve the pressure on the NHS and GPs, or potentially pose real danger to patient safety.

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6 March 2019 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury, PI Tech

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

Posted by , Trainee Solicitor

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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20 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion, PI Tech

The new tech which could save thousands of lives: a rapid test for sepsis

Posted by , Solicitor

Sinead Coulson from our medical negligence team explains how a new rapid test for sepsis could save thousands of people’s lives in the UK.

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13 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury, PI Tech

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 – six months on, is it fit for purpose?

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

We are now six months on from the introduction of the new statutory liability for driverless vehicles. Here, Rachel Jones gives a reminder of the Act’s key components, and an update on how technology is marching on.

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7 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, PI Tech

Arise, take up thy bed and walk – EES, a miracle cure for the spinally injured? Not quite, yet

Posted by , Partner

Simon Elliman, spinal injury specialist at Royds Withy King, explores the story of a new technology which has enabled patients with severe spinal injuries to walk again.

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8 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury, PI Tech

Smart motorways – are they really as smart as they claim to be?

Posted by , Senior Claims Handler

How safe would you feel stranded in a broken down vehicle, or attending an emergency, on a motorway with no hard shoulder?

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16 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury, PI Tech

Driverless cars are a game-changer. Is the law keeping pace?

Posted by , Chartered Legal Executive

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.

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