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1 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Brain injury claim settled for over £3.5m against multiple hospitals

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A man, represented by Paul Rumley, successfully sued 4 Defendants, (1) Barts Health NHS Trust in London; (2) Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; (3) Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and (4) Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust in London, in an action for failure to diagnose his unusual cobalamin C deficiency condition.

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5 November 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Claim settled for infection contracted prior to brain surgery under North Bristol NHS Trust’s care

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Kerstin Scheel details a settled claim involving a client who sustained brain damage from an infection contracted during hospital treatment for epilepsy.

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29 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The importance of rehab after a stroke – a client story

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Here Sarah White from our Medical Negligence team relays the story of one client who experienced a stroke, and how ensuring he got the right rehab changed is outlook on the future.

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8 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

‘Long covid’ and brain injury – the hidden consequences

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In December 2019, people started hearing stories of what would eventually be named COVID-19. As we all know, society was not prepared for the devastating effects of this virus, nor of the ensuing pandemic which took the world by surprise. The virus has completely changed the way we go about our daily lives and people are starting to have to rethink what is the ‘new normal’.

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Can everyone dial in? – The challenges and benefits of video conferencing for those living with a brain injury

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During lockdown, video calls have become the ‘norm’. What used to be a system to enable meetings across long distances has now become an essential piece of technology to stay social in these strange times.

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30 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What is it like to be a young carer?

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To mark Young Carers Awareness Day Sarah White, a solicitor in our Medical Negligence team, looks into what it is like for young carers looking after family members who have suffered a brain injury and what support is available to them.

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1 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

How does creative art therapy help improve the lives of stroke or brain injured patients?

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Previously we have looked at how singing can improve speech after brain injury. Now, Sinead Ashbourne explores how creative art therapy can help to improve life after brain injury.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

Acquired Brain Injury Claims

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22 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

The Darnley vs Croydon Health Services NHS Trust case: too onerous a duty?

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The Supreme Court has recently handed down its judgment in the case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. The case had raised the question of whether reception staff owed a duty of care to patients; the Supreme Court has now confirmed that non-medically trained staff do owe such a duty of care. But where does this leave A&E departments, and what does it tell us about the state of our NHS?

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6 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Head injuries in rugby – what are the signs, and should more be done to avoid them?

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Concussion on the rugby field is still a big problem. Spotting the signs of concussion is vital as, if missed, it could result in serious injury or even death.

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26 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

What issues can Erb’s Palsy cause in adolescence?

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Erb’s Palsy is a birth injury with largely physical symptoms, but because the visible injury to the arm may demand focus, it could be hiding subtle injuries which are yet to become apparent. Here we look at the invisible injuries that can follow a diagnosis of Erb’s Palsy

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10 May 2017 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

How to secure rehabilitation after a brain injury

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When someone suffers a brain injury it can be an extremely frightening and confusing time, both for the person concerned and their family and friends. But after the initial shock, one of the first things everyone wants to know is what services and rehabilitative therapies are available to help the person’s recovery.

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