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Anaphylaxis medical negligence claims - compensating severe injury from severe allergy

This Anaphylaxis Awareness Week we have seen many timely reminders from organisations who are raising awareness of the dangers of the most severe form of allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, or anaphylactic shock. Whilst most people, particularly parents of young...

Blindness and Visual Impairment from Neurological Injury - negligent causes and compensation claims

Blindness and visual impairment feature in many of the claims that we pursue for our seriously injured clients at Boyes Turner. Whilst this devastating form of disability is sometimes the result of damage to the eye, blindness and eyesight problems can also...

Vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) - risks of rupture and RCOG recommendations

When a woman who has previously had a caesarean section is advised to have her next baby by vaginal (VBAC) delivery, she may be at risk of uterine rupture. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists or  RCOG guidelines require maternity teams...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Erb's palsy - making a successful medical negligence claim

Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial plexus paralysis or palsy) is a medical condition in which nerve damage to the brachial plexus nerves causes paralysis or weakness of the arm. It usually occurs during childbirth when a baby’s shoulder...
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