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Neonatal hypoglycaemia is a cause of brain damage - how do I know if my child has a claim?

What is neonatal hypoglycaemia? Hypoglycaemia means low blood sugar or low blood glucose. When a newborn baby’s blood sugar drops below safe levels, this is known as neonatal hypoglycaemia. Newborn babies can take a while to develop a regular...

Deputy shopping - changing a professional deputy

Alexander Wright, senior associate - solicitor in the Court of Protection team discusses some of the issues that lead to a change in deputy and the steps that are necessary. Having a professional deputy involved in your life, or a family member’s...

Living with Cauda Equina Syndrome - interview

Today I have caught up with Alison Whitehorn to talk about her life living with Cauda Equina Syndrome. Alison is a Peer Support Champion for the 'Cauda Equina champions' Charity. The charity has an extensive network of support offered across the UK...

ESMiE (Enhancing the Safety of Midwifery-led Births) Enquiry makes recommendations for midwifery-led maternity care

In the UK, healthy women with low-risk pregnancies can choose the setting in which they want to have their baby. Increasing numbers of women are choosing to give birth in midwifery-led maternity settings, such as in an ‘alongside unit’ on the...

Osseointegration vs. prosthetic limb - what are the pros and cons?

Amputations are relatively rare but that is little consolation if you are coming to terms with the loss of a limb or another part of your body. For 2018-9, there were nearly 18,000 finished consultant episodes (FCE) in NHS hospitals across England where...

ACC and me - new court judgement comes as shock for many family deputies

Alexander Wright, senior associate - solicitor and Professional Deputy , summarises the recent changes to the authority of family deputies when seeking legal advice. A lot of deputies are family members rather than professional deputies. Most hopefully...

What the decision in DP v Topmark Claims Management Ltd means for mesothelioma claimants

The recent decision of the Upper Tribunal in DP v Topmark Claims Management Ltd (CM) [2020] UKUT 0106 (AAC) has provided clarification to asbestos disease claimants on the limited scope of the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme 2014. It also...

Delay in issuing proceedings should not prevent asbestos claimant from receiving compensation

The recent decision of Gregory v HJ Haynes Limited is a boost to asbestos claimants who have been unable to identify employers’ liability insurers for their former employers within the 3 year limitation period for issuing Court proceedings. But it is...

When might a death from COVID-19 need to be investigated by the Coroner

One inevitable but nevertheless upsetting consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic is that we are seeing a substantial increase in the recorded deaths for this time of year in comparison with the average between 2015 and 2019 in England and Wales. But...

Cauda equina negligence - a cause for concern

Cauda equina negligence is one of the most common causes of high value compensation claims against GPs. In recent years, many of the medical defence organisations, including the Medical Defence Union (MDU) and the Medical Protection Society (MPS), have...
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