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Perineal tears in childbirth - do I have a claim?

According to The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), up to 90% of women will suffer a vaginal or perineal tear/graze during childbirth. For most women, although painful at the time, the wounds heal without any long-term problems,...

60 Seconds with Lauren Hall: Meet Lauren

The Court of Protection team here at Boyes Turner is expanding and we like to make sure that you all have a chance to meet our newest recruits, today it is the turn of Lauren Hall , Ruth Meyer , head of the team sat down with her and asked her some...

Medical negligence claims from errors in post-operative care

Whilst surgery may often be the only or the most effective treatment for a medical condition, patients and their doctors all accept that surgical procedures inevitably have an element of risk. Surgeons and anaesthetists must assess each patient’s risk...

How can a Professional Deputy charge for the work they do?

When a Professional Deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage another person’s property and affairs they are permitted to be paid for carrying out their duties in accordance with the Deputyship Order. A Deputy is allowed to claim...

Meningitis: risks and safety tips for students

With meningitis and its dangers to university students recently in the news, here’s a quick reminder of the warning signs of meningitis, and how to keep yourself or your student child safe. Who is at risk of meningitis? In short, everyone is at...

Over 80% of schools in England contain asbestos, according to the AMAP report

Co-authored by Chantelle Adadevoh and Laura Magson Last year the Department for Education (DfE) launched the Asbestos Management Assurance Process (AMAP) to enhance its understanding of the management of asbestos in schools. All state-funded...

Erb's palsy - making a successful medical negligence claim

Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial plexus paralysis or palsy) is a medical condition in which nerve damage to the brachial plexus nerves causes paralysis or weakness of the arm. It usually occurs during childbirth when a baby’s shoulder...

Supporting clients with Erb's palsy using assistive technology

Erb’s palsy following brachial plexus injury at birth can cause lifelong disability, restricting day-to-day activities in a way that is both challenging and frustrating. At Boyes Turner, we are often able to help our clients with Erb’s palsy...

Family of pregnant mum killed by speeding driver demand change in inquest law on unborn full-term babies

The heartbroken family of a heavily pregnant mother who died in a car crash a week before Christmas and just a fortnight before her son was due to be born have called for a change in the law after an inquest was held into her death but not that of her...

NHS reports 24 early admissions of negligence for avoidable birth injury cases

The NHS’s defence organisation, NHS Resolution, has reported that for birth injuries occurring during 2017/2018, admissions of negligence were made within months of the birth in 24 cases. According to NHS Resolution, prior to 2017, it took an average...
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