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Spinal Injury
Client Care - Vulnerable clients

How would you define vulnerable? If this word was applied to you, would you agree with it? A large number of adults could be considered…

By Amanda Garner
Child Brain Injury
Cultural barriers to rehabilitation

As a lawyer specialising in brain injury compensation claims on behalf of children, I have seen first-hand how important it is for injured children to…

By Rujina Hoque
Child Brain Injury
The Continuing Scandal of Sodium Valproate Prescription for Pregnant Women

The Sunday Times has recently published an investigation that reveals sodium valproate, an antiepileptic drug, is still being prescribed to pregnant women and women who…

By Sally Simpson
Child Brain Injury
Be afraid. Be very afraid

Is NHS Litigation Reform the beginning of the end of “full and fair compensation for all?” On 28 April 2022, the House of Commons Health…

By Jo Chapman
Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury
Exoskeletons for Cerebral Palsy

New research As a member of the child brain injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, it is always exciting for me to see innovation in…

By Ruth Downie
Medical Negligence
Parents’ concerns about maternity care must be heard and heeded

To improve maternity care, the Shrewsbury and NHS Trust maternity scandal highlights the need to genuinely and compassionately listen to, and act on, parents’ concerns.…

By Joshua Hughes
Child Brain Injury
The Ockendon Report: Unprecedented failings at Shrewsbury and NHS Trust

My heart sank today as I watched the rather impressive senior midwife, Donna Ockenden deliver a press conference on her review of the shocking and…

By Caroline Klage
Child Brain Injury
More fundamental change is needed to ensure all children with SEND receive essential support

Latest announcement from the Department of Education On 29 March 2022, the Department of Education announced that as part of a delayed review into the…

By Caroline Klage
Brain Injury
Exciting research by University of Sussex helps to diagnose brain tumours (glioblastomas)

More than 11,000 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour in the UK each year. The University of Sussex has unveiled some exciting research…

By Deepti Patel
Child Brain Injury
The NHS’ Early Notification Scheme – a note of caution

The “Scheme” The NHS’s Early Notification Scheme (ENS) requires hospital trusts to report incidents where a baby is born at term and is diagnosed with…

By Caroline Klage
Accident Claims
Cycling Safety for Children

The number of children cycling to school alone has rapidly decreased over the past few decades; understandably this is largely because parents worry about traffic…

By Cheryl Abrahams
Accident Claims
Mandatory use of cycle helmets for children

Does your child wear a helmet when cycling? Do you think children under 14 years should be made by law to wear a cycle helmet?…

By Cheryl Abrahams
Child Brain Injury
Cerebral Palsy and Temperature Regulation

After several months of what feels like a very long and cold winter, I am hopeful that we shall soon be seeing some milder weather…

By Laura Robertson-Hayes
Adult Brain Injury
'How much compensation will I receive?’ and other difficult to answer questions

Part of my job as a brain injury solicitor involves handling new enquiries from people who are taking the very first step in bringing a…

By Laura Barlow
Adult Brain Injury
How do changes to the Highway Code legally affect pedestrians?

On 29 January 2022, the Highway Code was updated by the Department of Transport with the express goal of improving the safety of people walking,…

By Hokman Wong
Spinal Injury
The value of case management and why it should not be underestimated

Talking all things case management:- In this blog with Kerry Tomlinson from Integrated Case Management, we explore the value of case management and why it…

By Rhiannon Daniel
Accident Claims
Put a (GOOD) Lid on It!

Every UK based biker knows wearing a helmet is required by law, but there is a bit more to it than that… This Christmas I…

By Heather Petrie
Child Brain Injury
Patient Safety in Maternity Services

As a Child Brain Injury solicitor, I work closely with parents of children who have sustained devastating brain injuries at birth. Most of these parents…

By Sally Simpson
Brain Injury
What is the Acquired Brain Injury Strategy and how will it help brain injury survivors?

Acquired Brain Injury in the UK Acquired Brain Injury is a leading cause of disability in the UK. Due to advances in emergency and acute…

By Laura Barlow
Brain Injury
Low-grade or non-malignant brain tumours Part 3 – What happens if they are diagnosed too…

If you’ve been following my blog series on non-malignant or low-grade brain tumours, well done for making it to the third and final instalment!  You…

By Deepti Patel

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