I was struck by the touching story (BBC news report https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50183435) of 7 year old Jasmine Morton who has cerebral palsy and against all the odds has managed to walk for the first time unaided.
6 October 2019 saw World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day. The World Cerebral Palsy Initiative describes the purpose of this day as raising awareness and celebrating the achievements of those with CP, as well an opportunity to seek solutions to everyday problems and more.
On Monday the Court of Appeal reinstated Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba to the medical register after she was struck off earlier this year following her criminal conviction for gross negligence manslaughter in 2015.
It is a case which has garnered considerable interest and raised significant concerns amongst the medical profession, particularly junior doctors, who feel that Dr Bawa-Garba was unfairly made a scapegoat for systemic failings within the NHS.
As solicitors who represent seriously injured children and adults in clinical negligence claims, we are aware that, while Claimants need access to compensation, they may be worried by the prospect of a trial.