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Subarachnoid haemorrhage - a medical emergency

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is a medical emergency. Fast admission to hospital for surgery is critical as any delay in surgical treatment can result in severe brain injury or death. Mortality and morbidity rates are high: 30% of people who suffer a...

Civil Liability Bill reaches the House of Commons

The Civil Liability Bill, which will reform the way the personal injury discount rate is to be set in future, has now completed its passage through the House of Lords and has reached the House of Commons. Civil Liability Bill amendments The bill has...

Delays in cranial neurosurgery highlighted by latest GIRFT report

The latest report to be published by Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) reveals the deficiencies and opportunities for improvement in the way cranial neurosurgery services are provided by the NHS. In contrast to previous GIRFT reports which have...

What is kernicterus?

Kernicterus  is a rare but dangerous complication of neonatal jaundice in which the baby’s brain is damaged from excessive levels of bilirubin. Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that everybody has in their blood. It is released into the...

What is a neonatal brain injury and how do I claim?

What is a neonatal brain injury? Neonatal literally means newborn. In medical terms, the neonatal period relates to the first few weeks of life. A neonate is a newborn baby. Neonatal care is the specialist care of babies – often born prematurely,...

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

What is neonatal hypoglycaemia? Neonatal hypoglycaemia is a common metabolic condition in newborn babies which, if left untreated, can cause long-term brain damage and disability. Hypoglycaemia means low blood glucose or sugar. It becomes dangerous when...

Brain Injury from Meningitis - sensory after effects

As Meningitis Now’s #MayMayhem dedicated fund raising month here at Boyes Turner comes to an end and we finish off the abundance of cakes and sweet treats on sale, and the sound of party poppers slowly fades from the kitchen, it’s worth...

Julie Marsh, Believe & Achieve mentor for Meningitis Now

Julie Marsh, a senior associate - solicitor within Boyes Turner’s medical negligence team, is delighted to have been accepted to offer mentoring to young people through leading meningitis charity, Meningitis Now’s Believe & Achieve...

Brain injury from meningitis - understanding its effects on speech, language and communication

#MayMayhem  continues at Boyes Turner in aid of Meningitis Now’s fundraising campaign to help reduce the risk and alleviate the suffering caused by meningitis. When meningitis strikes, its consequences can be deadly unless swift action is...

Meningitis and brain injury - what can you expect?

Boyes Turner are supporting Meningitis Now’s #MayMayhem campaign in which the focus is on putting the fun into workplace fundraising to support the charity’s important work.  Message behind the #maymayhem Meanwhile, the message...

#MayMayhem 2018 - Support Meningitis Now this May

Here at Boyes Turner, #MayMayhem is underway as our brain injury lawyers ‘unleash the mayhem’ in support of leading meningitis charity, Meningitis Now. Whilst our office antics will raise a smile, along with funds for Meningitis Now’s...

Meningitis in babies - new warnings from latest research

A new research study into the characteristics of bacterial meningitis in babies below the age of three months has identified potentially dangerous flaws in the way meningitis is currently diagnosed.   The Meningitis Research Foundation, which funded...

Epilepsy medicine Valproate linked to birth defects

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has changed the licensing rules controlling the prescription of valproate drugs for women and girls of childbearing age with epilepsy. The new contraindication of drugs such as Epilim in...

Meningitis B Teen Trial - Join the TEAM!

The NHS is inviting 16-18 year olds to join the TEAM (Teenagers Against Meningitis) by volunteering to take part in an important research study which could help reduce the risk of meningitis, not just to teenagers, but to the entire community. The...

GIRFT Cardiothoracic surgery

Getting It Right First Time ( GIRFT ) has published its latest report into NHS adult cardiothoracic surgery in England. The GIRFT programme aims to help improve the NHS by identifying variations in practice and procurement, sharing and supporting the...

How to end a deputyship

A deputyship can be brought to an end automatically or through choice. There are several ways in which a deputyship can end and these are: If a person dies then the deputyship comes to an immediate end and the Death Certificate must be sent to the...

60 seconds with... Sita Soni shares her experience in running cervical cancer clinical negligence cases

Following on from Cervical Cancer Awareness Week we asked Sita Soni, an associate solicitor in the clinical negligence team, about her experience of successfully investigating cervical cancer medical negligence cases. What key information do you need from...

Vascular Surgery - the latest report from Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)

The latest report from the GIRFT programme has been published, revealing its findings and recommendations for improving the way vascular surgery is delivered by the NHS in England. Funded by the Department of Health and overseen by NHS Improvement and...

60 seconds with a medical negligence lawyer - Julie Marsh

Over the following year we will be sharing a series of question and answer articles about our day-to-day lives in the medical negligence team. Following on from World TB Day , we asked Julie Marsh , a senior associate solicitor in the clinical negligence...

Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world. Together we can end TB

World TB Day takes place on 24 March each year to commemorate Dr Robert Koch’s discovery in 1882 of the TB bacillus, the cause of tuberculosis. At that time, TB accounted for the deaths of one in every seven people. His life-changing discovery...

Cervical cancer - Why bring a claim?

The impact of a delay in a diagnosis of cervical cancer can be life changing for all involved – for the individual undergoing treatment, and for their family and friends who support them and provide care and assistance during their recovery.  At...

MBRRACE - Sepsis and maternal deaths

The recent report, Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care , from UK maternity services watchdog MBRRACE , found that in 2013-2015, 41% of the women who died during pregnancy, childbirth or postnatally, might have had better outcomes with improved...

MBRRACE UK's latest maternal deaths report (2013-2015) says no reduction in maternal death rate

MBRRACE-UK have published their 2017 report, Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care: lessons learned to inform maternity care from the UK and Ireland Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity 2013-2015. MBRRACE-UK is an acronym for...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - RCOG call for increased screening uptake

During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week , Boyes Turner welcome the FSRH (Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists) and RCOG’s call for urgent action to increase cervical screening...

Do you know about Young Carers Day?

Across the world thousands of people are reliant upon others for care and assistance in order to get through the day.  The level of care required can range from simple assistance with fetching items through to more complex nursing and personal care...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - Reducing the Risk of HPV

During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week  Boyes Turner are supporting cervical cancer charity, Jo’s Trust, in raising awareness about cervical cancer. The theme of this year’s prevention week is “Reduce Your Risk” , and that of...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2018 - Join us in supporting Jo's Trust's awareness campaign #SmearForSmear

From 22nd to 28th January Boyes Turner will be joining cervical cancer charity, Jo’s Trust, in urging women to #ReduceYourRisk - the theme of this year’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week campaign - support the campaign by sharing your #SmearForSmear lipstick selfies to raise awareness. 

60 seconds with a medical negligence lawyer

Over the following year we will be sharing a series of question and answer articles about our day-to-day lives in the medical negligence team. This week, it’s Rachel Carey's turn, a solicitor in the team. Rachel qualified in April 2016 and...

Local amputee and children's charities to bring hope to disabled Romanian children

Local charities have created a unique partnership that will see life-changing artificial limbs and wheelchairs transported from South-east England to help many amputee kids in Romania who have little hope of receiving a prosthesis which will change their...

London Prosthetics Centre Case Managers Event: The Amputee's Journey

On 3 November 2017, we have the pleasure of hosting the London Prosthetics Centre Case Managers Training day, focusing on amputation, at our office in Reading. The training will encompass the journey of an amputee from surgery to full rehabilitation using...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Over recent years, the treatment of cancer has advanced dramatically.  Many forms of cancer now have record survival rates. Nonetheless, further research is needed and awareness of signs and symptoms is still the key to beating breast cancer. This...

Brighter Future Partner - a year on

Boyes Turner has been proud to support Meningitis Now as a  Brighter Future Partner  over the last 12 months. The charity is dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK, supporting the families of those affected and funding vital research into...

What is osteosarcoma and how is it treated?

Children with Cancer is a UK charity which aims to fight the UK’s biggest child killer: cancer. Statistically, every day at least 10 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer. Each September  Childhood Cancer Awareness Month...

Meningococcal Septicaemia & Amputation

Having a child in hospital with  meningitis , a life threatening illness is a frightening time for the whole family. From not knowing what the future holds, to finding out they will require amputations, the subsequent months can be an emotional...

Why is a prompt diagnosis of meningitis so key?

With meningitis affecting the lives of a million people worldwide, there has never been a more urgent need to raise awareness of the risks associated with this disabling and life threatening condition. Awareness of the condition is a key step towards...

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