Life after litigation

21 December 2017

Mistake in every 5 births

The publicity surrounding the alarming statistic that in one in every 5 births there are lapses that lead to mistakes is scary.  Jeremy Hunt’s desire to make it his “top priority” to tackle these incidents is a step in the right direction because any mistake in maternity care can have devastating consequences.  

Kate Rohde

24 November 2017

A short guide to the accommodation conundrum

For those hoping for confirmation of what approach the judiciary is going to take now that JR is settled, sadly, this blog cannot provide that. However, this blog does take stock of the current situation, looks at how we got here and tries to offer some insight into where we might be going.  

Christopher James

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

14 August 2017

What next? Life after a spinal injury

Spinal injuries are unpredictable and life changing. The location of the injury is key, and generally speaking the higher up the injury, the more severe the consequences.  An injury is classified as complete or incomplete depending on whether strength or sensation is preserved below the level of injury.  

Eurydice Cote

11 August 2017

Coping with brain injury: The impact of acquired brain injury on families and caregivers

The impact and consequences of an acquired brain injury (ABI) can reach far beyond the injured survivor. Relationships and family roles can be instantly and dramatically changed and no family unit can ever be truly prepared to deal with an ABI, especially when it occurs through someone else’s fault.

Maeve Keenan

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