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21 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Hugs are important, even as an element of therapy

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Just a day after blue Monday, we all need a reason to be cheerful which is why I’m smiling at National Hug Day.

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17 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Will changing NHS targets enable the NHS to target change?

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With the worst figures on record during the month of December 2019, Matt Hancock has suggested that NHS A&E waiting time targets could soon be scrapped. Could this mean more ‘realistic’ reporting of the NHS’s current situation, and what could replace this target?

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7 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Is hydrotherapy for children with cerebral palsy really necessary? What the latest research and case law says

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“Just because I like steak and chips, it doesn’t mean it’s good for me nor that someone else should pay for me to have it”. Surely this shouldn’t apply to hydrotherapy for children with cerebral palsy? According to some, it does. However Paul Rumley thinks the research, and case law, says otherwise.

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18 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Just how badly is the NHS struggling?

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Underperforming and understaffed: just how badly is the NHS struggling in 2019? Alex Kuklenko, currently working as a trainee in our Medical Negligence team, reviews the present state of our National Health Service.

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3 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

When can someone be considered a secondary victim?

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When proceeding with a claim for the death of someone close to you, it can be difficult to understand when a claim can also be made for a secondary victim. Here, Lucy Crawford from our fatal claims team explains.

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2 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The statutory bereavement payment – is it the only compensation available after someone dies from negligence?

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If you are considering bringing a claim for negligence against a hospital after someone you love has died, or perhaps against another treatment or care provider, then you may be wondering what level of compensation you could receive.

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20 November 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Should we be surprised by the staffing crisis in the NHS?

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With recent news of chronic staff shortages in the NHS as we head into winter, Ainara Diaz from our Medical Negligence team asks: should we be surprised that the NHS finds itself in this situation?

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20 November 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The largest maternity scandal in NHS history? What a leaked report tells us about Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust

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Following the leak of a report into the failings of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust maternity unit, Sarah White explains what it tells us and the impact of this new information.

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18 November 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

My baby was born prematurely – here’s what it was like

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Lucy Crawford from our Medical Negligence team talks about her experience of having a baby prematurely.

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5 November 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Client who suffered a permanently discoloured arm as a result of a negligent iron infusion secures settlement of £25,000

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Sophie Angwin-Thornes recovered damages for K, a client who suffered an extravasation injury, and as a result she was left with an area of discoloration on her upper arm and suffered pain and weakness in the arm.

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28 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How new funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will help ground-breaking research into medication during pregnancy

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Faye Marks looks at new research which is aiming to make medicines safe for pregnant women, which has just received a sizeable grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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24 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency issues reminder of the risk of potentially fatal cardiac events associated with cancer drug carfilzomib

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Faye Marks takes a look at the recent reminder from the MHRA of the potentially fatal risks of carfilzomib.

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