Children

12 September 2017

Is a mother giving birth a primary or secondary victim?

RE v Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Reference: [2017] EWHC 824 (QB)

Kate Rohde

11 July 2017

All change! LCCCP becomes CPotential (and hosts a wonderful CPotential Constellation Event)

I was delighted to attend the CPotential Constellation Event event, held at the Mercers’ Hall in the City of London. We were welcomed by CEO Jo Honigmann, who explained that the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy has changed its name to  CPotential.  

Kate Rohde

7 July 2017

#IamSuperHuman – Fighting the stigma of “Disability”

I hate the word “disabled”. Just take a moment and really think about what this word means. I bet you would associate it with words such as “unable”, “weak” and “incapable”. It has such a negative meaning and as a society, we use this as a label. However, imagine if we were to change this label to something positive. For example, instead of “disabled”, let’s use “Super Human”. I bet you now think of words such as “strong”, “exceptional” and “heroic”. Disabled people are all these characteristics and much more, and here’s why…..

12 April 2017

‘Gross failings’ by medical staff lead to another child fatality from sepsis – is enough being done to stop this happening again?

Last week it was ruled by a coroner that failures by an NHS hospital caused the death of a 5-year old boy from sepsis, raising fresh concerns that despite a nationwide awareness campaign, the condition is still not being spotted or treated early enough by doctors. 

Maeve Keenan

15 February 2017

The importance of a roof over your head (is it time to revisit Roberts v Johnstone?)

At Kingsley Napley we specialise in high value claims. Any life changing condition, such as a spinal injury or cerebral palsy, may mean that the Claimant’s home is not suitable for their needs. As part of the case we will look very carefully at the Claimant’s current home situation and with the help of experts, evaluate whether it is appropriate for the needs of the Claimant. 

Kirsty Allen

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