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14 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion, Personal Injury

‘Next-gen’ gaming isn’t here until video games are accessible for all – fortunately progress has been made for gamers with disabilities

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With a new generation of consoles now with (some of) us, Mark Walters and Olivia Plumb look at the current state of accessibility in gaming. Is there more still to be done to help gamers with disabilities?

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15 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

The unexpected impact of COVID-19 on mobility for the disabled

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The infrastructure changes brought about in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have largely been hailed as positive for active travel and environmental health, but for disabled people the story might not be so rosy.

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9 October 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

There’s no place like home – what you need to know about Swift v Carpenter

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Charlotte Webb explains the importance of the Swift v Carpenter decision which was handed down today, 9 October 2020, and will have a big impact on claimants seeking compensation for accommodation.

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Royds Withy King client awarded £3.4m for delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome

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A man who experienced a catastrophic delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome has been awarded a lump sum of £3,400,000.

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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

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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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11 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

The group championing research for spinally injured patients

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Ian Carrier, who heads up our team of spinal injury specialists and is a member of the Spinal Injuries Association tells us about the valuable work carried out by Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research, and how it benefits spinally injured people.

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13 November 2014 0 Comments Posted in Videos, Withy King Insights

Royds Withy King Insights: Spinal Injury Claims

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Spinal Injury Claims

In our series of Royds Withy King Insights videos, medical negligence solicitor and spinal injury expert, Simon Elliman, discusses how spinal injuries occur, his experience and provides reasons why you should choose an experienced solicitor to make a claim. To learn more …

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30 April 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Compensation awarded for spinal injury caused by unnecessary surgery

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Our client, Mr R, was 84 years of age as at the date of the negligence, and 88 years of age as at the date of settlement. Mr R had spinal surgery at Salisbury District Hospital in April 2005. It was later questioned whether the surgery should in fact had taken place, as Mr R was not getting worse. His doctors should have waited to see what happened before operating.

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30 April 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Inadequate surgery recognised after six years

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Our client, Mr S, suffered with a disc prolapse, meaning that the disc pressed on a nerve causing him significant pain in the lower half of his body. His surgery was performed by a part-time spinal surgeon who did not perform a full decompression because he was afraid to cause further damage.

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