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Cauda Equina Syndrome - After the diagnosis

Every year more than 1,000 cases of cauda equina syndrome (CES) are recorded in spinal centres in the UK. Despite this, there is currently no standard NHS care pathway for people living with the effects of this life-changing condition. What is Cauda Equina...

'Best Interests'- how to decide?

I act as a Deputy for many clients, young and old, with different needs, requests and expectations. I manage their money and need to make best interest decisions daily.  When a client lacks capacity to make a particular decision then it’s my...

Poor communication and missed opportunities to obtain informed consent led to wrongful Down's syndrome birth

Boyes Turner have successfully secured judgment on liability for the claimant in the case of Mordel v Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 2591 (QB) The defendant NHS trust was found to have failed to obtain informed consent in this wrongful...

Diabetes and Amputation

By 2025 it is estimated that more than 5 million people in the UK will have diabetes. According to Diabetes UK, there have been 26,378 diabetes-related lower limb amputations in the last three years. The statistics relating to diabetes-related amputations...

Simon Bolton, Mesothelioma UK Specialist Nurse and Annabelle Neilson, accredited asbestos disease specialist discuss the latest Mesothelioma Trials and Research

Annabelle and Simon are both mesothelioma specialists but from different angles; Simon the medical side and Annabelle the legal claims side. They have teamed up to look at and to answer some of the common questions posed by mesothelioma patients regarding...

A new NHS safety strategy - what does it really mean for patients?

In July 2019, the NHS announced a new strategy for improving patient safety. ‘ The NHS Patient Safety Strategy: Safer culture, safer systems, safer patients ’ claims to have the potential to save nearly 1,000 lives and up to £100m in...

Five of the most common claims that we see against GPs

In a career spanning approximately 40 years, a GP can expect several claims of negligence to be made against them. In 2016 the Medical Protection Society (a medical defence organisation) examined their claims data and identified five errors which result in...

Q&A with Richard Money-Kyrle: Compensation for NHS negligence after moving abroad

We are often amazed by the resilience of families who battle through the immense hardship which follows a devastating injury to their child. Whilst the negligent injury and its financial consequences may leave them with no alternative but to claim...

New Group B Strep (GBS) trial may offer hope for reduction in neonatal injury

Group B streptococcus, also known as GBS, is a common infection which is carried by many women. In most cases, for the adult woman, it is harmless. However, when GBS is contracted by a newborn baby, it can quickly overwhelm their undeveloped immune system....

How to win a cauda equina claim ' Q&A with Richard Money-Kyrle, a CES specialist and partner at Boyes Turner

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) - a rare but dangerous medical emergency in which compression of the spinal cord can lead to lifelong disability - has recently hit the headlines. Caught early, much of the resulting damage to the patient’s bowel,...
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