Paralympic gold medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson was quoted on the BBC Sport website on 9 December 2019, regarding the negative attitudes which she experienced as a disabled woman while pregnant. The article explains that when pregnant with her daughter in 2001, she experienced intrusive questions from strangers and came up against an attitude that she should not have children because of her condition.
BBC News recently featured a video highlighting one family’s struggle to ensure that the avoidable death of their loved one, Paul Ridd, never happens again. Paul Ridd’s death in 2009 at Swansea’s Morriston Hospital was found by an inquest to have been contributed to by the hospital’s neglect.
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.
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.
Meningitis is a life-threating infection. It strikes very quickly and unless it is treated promptly there can be devastating consequences including death, severe brain damage, loss of hearing and vision, and when septicaemia (blood poisoning) also occurs, which is often the case, this can lead to amputation of limbs.