Meningitis negligence claims news

 

Meningitis - who is at risk?

Whilst watching out for meningitis might be the last thing on people’s minds during the coronavirus pandemic, Meningitis Now believe it is more important than ever to stay alert and protect ourselves and our families from this life-threatening disease....

The success of the MenB vaccine

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is estimated that worldwide, meningitis causes more deaths in children under five years old than malaria. The WHO is focusing on a global strategy to defeat meningitis by 2030. One of the ways to...

Meningitis and its long-term effects

When signs of meningitis are mistaken for less serious illness, such as flu, delays in treatment put the patient at risk of permanent disability or death.  For those who survive the disease, the long-term effects of meningitis can be devastating,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Five child amputees who went on to become successful athletes

Losing a limb is a life changing occurrence. For many amputees, the ordinary activities of everyday life have to be re–thought and re–learned. Child amputees, in particular, require long term support to enable them to regain their confidence...

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...
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