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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...

The Asbestos Landscape in Europe

The most recent Health and Safety Executive statistics , published on 30 October 2019, confirm that mesothelioma continues to be responsible for over 2,500 deaths a year. Mesothelioma is one of the asbestos-related diseases that we see most commonly as...

Delays in the treatment of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the UK. It is caused by damage to the optic nerve from the pressure of the fluid in the eye. In the UK it is estimated that two percent of the population over the age of 40 have glaucoma. In England, about...

The 5 most common reasons our clients have been in SCBU

Boyes Turner are specialists in cerebral palsy, birth injury and neonatal care negligence claims, which means that most of our severely disabled child clients and their families will have spent time in the hospital’s SCBU. What is SCBU? SCBU (often...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2020

Q & A with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust Cervical Cancer Prevention Week runs from 20 – 26 January 2020 and Boyes Turner is supporting cervical cancer charity, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust (Jo’s), in raising awareness about cervical...

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...
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