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Can I make a claim for mesothelioma even if I have never worked with asbestos?

It is often assumed that those diagnosed with an asbestos related disease used to work in shipyards, power stations, construction sites or boiler houses and carried out tasks which involved direct contact with asbestos. Whilst we see many asbestos claims...

APIL says government's increased statutory bereavement damages payment is not good enough

The government has confirmed that from 1st May 2020 the statutory bereavement compensation payment which may be claimed by the spouse, civil partner, or minor child of someone who has died as a result of negligence, will increase to £15,120. The...

NHS boot camp hopes to reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

Leading diabetes charity, Diabetes UK estimates that 3.9 million people in the UK are living with a diagnosis of diabetes. 90% of those who are known to have diabetes have Type 2. In addition, the charity believes that a million more people are unaware that...

Common brain injury claims from anaesthetic negligence

Modern anaesthesia is generally regarded as both sophisticated and safe. Where serious injury occurs during or after surgery, it usually arises from factors that are not directly related to the anaesthetic. However, where serious brain injury occurs during...

Erb's Palsy - gaining support from compensation

Every child is different. At Boyes Turner we know from experience that each child’s Erb’s palsy injury is as unique as they are. The damage to the nerves that comes from excessive traction on the brachial plexus during birth can be partial or...

Asbestos in Schools - Pupils might have been exposed in science lessons

Asbestos-containing materials can be found in many schools built before 1999 when the manufacture and supply of asbestos was banned in the UK. Asbestos can be found in many different areas within a school, in particular it was used as thermal insulation and...

Minor illness or major concern? - do I need a doctor or Pharmacy First?

Co-authored by Annabel Barons and Richard Money-Kyrle With GPs under increasing pressure, the NHS Long Term Plan aims to increase pharmacists’ powers so that they can offer one-to-one appointments and advice, take NHS 111 referrals, make medical...

Adapting a Home for a Disabled Client

As a Deputy I will get involved in managing the budget for large adaptation projects relating to houses that have been purchased for my clients. Many of my clients are children who have received a compensation award for medical negligence. The house is...

Immunotherapy treatment for mesothelioma patients

Claiming for private treatment of mesothelioma Mesothelioma prognosis Mesothelioma is a cancer for which there is currently no known cure. The prognosis of most mesothelioma patients is generally in the region of 12-24 months, although many will survive...

National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) - care must improve to avoid risking patients' lives

The latest report from the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit (NELA) warns that care of patients needing emergency abdominal surgery must improve if hospitals are to avoid unnecessarily risking patients’ lives. Key areas needing improvement included...
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