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What price is quality of life?

Our team of specialist legal advisers works hard to help some of the many families struggling to manage the complex needs of a young child living with demanding physical, emotional and learning difficulties suffered as a result of medical negligence around the time of birth. Parents have enough to deal with day to day in… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

A Different Brain

“Did you see that programme the other night?”- It is a phrase often heard in most workplaces at least once a week, but it is perhaps less common to send an email to your colleagues in advance of a programme because it may be of interest to you all professionally. That is though exactly what… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Learning lessons and providing better care in obstetrics

It’s a difficult time to being working in the world of obstetrics right now. There have been two recent reports in the press criticising the care that women in the UK receive during labour. Firstly, the BBC reported on research carried out by the University of Leicester in June 2015 with regard to still births…. Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Does a hole in the head help a traumatic brain injury?

A craniectomy, creating a hole in the skull, does not on the face of it seem like the best way to treat a patient. However the procedure has been carried out for thousands on years with remains in Peru suggesting that stone tools were used to perform a similar procedure known as trepanning. Its thought… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Post-election, what’s in store for the NHS?

Today, David Cameron returns to No.10 after securing a shock, albeit small, majority. The NHS has been hotly debated by all parties during the run up to the election, with various pledges being made. What does a further 5 years of Conservative government mean for the NHS? Celebrities such as Delia Smith had backed Labour,… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

East Sussex care quality report published

The long-awaited report from the Care Quality Commission following the inspection of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has finally been published. The report has concluded that, overall, services provided at Eastbourne District General Hospital are inadequate. Accident and Emergency, medical care (including older people’s care), services for children and young people and end of life… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Child claimants’ right to anonymity

Children and protected parties (for example those who lack capacity) who reach a settlement in a personal injury claim must have that agreement approved by the court for it to be legally binding upon the parties. Such approval hearings are held in open court and often deal with significant sums of compensation. The Clinical Negligence… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

How do brain injuries occur?

Each year it is estimated that more than a million people in the UK will go to hospital as a result of a head injury. Approximately 11,000 of these people will suffer a severe brain injury, with only 15% returning to work within five years. Many will never return to work and around 4,500 will… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

New drug can help to repair spinal cord injuries

  A new drug has been developed by US scientists which encourages the nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries. The study was carried out on rats and showed that some degree of movement and bladder control could be restored. The spinal cord is a cable of nerve cells that transmits signals… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Threats to principle of compensation

Over recent years we have seen a slow erosion of the rights of victims of negligence to secure proper compensation for injuries suffered. In 2013 we saw the passage of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act that sought to limit the prospects of individuals recovering compensation, even when their injury had been sustained in circumstances… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)