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Dangerous Dogs

We assist victims of dog attacks and dog owners under investigation There have been a number of high profile attacks by dogs in the news recently, notably the tragic case of Frankie Macritchie, a nine-year-old boy from Plymouth who was mauled by a ‘bulldog-type’ dog in a caravan during a...

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Relationships after brain injury

The impact of a brain injury can place immense stress and pressure upon a relationship Following the amazing story of the 46 year old Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivor James Cracknell was part of the winning Cambridge team at the annual boat race, many commentators have looked at his motivations,...

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Reporting requirements in private hospitals

Do they go far enough to protect patient safety? Many people are aware of the recent case of Ian Paterson, a surgeon who was allowed to conduct hundreds of unnecessary breast operations on patients whom he falsely told had cancer. His actions were allowed to continue for over a decade...

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NHS costs recovery

Increase in the level of recoverable charges It is a little known fact that as a result of a successful claim for compensation for injury, for example after a road traffic accident or accident at work, those responsible for causing injury to others are required to contribute to the cost...

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Our Serious Injury team reflect on their successful “Psychology of rehabilitation” conference

We hosted our annual serious injury training day on the 27 March Our Serious Injury team hosted their annual serious injury training day on 27 March 2019 at Millennium Point in Birmingham. This was the first time the event had been held outside of the South West and reflected the...

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Delayed waiting times for NHS Cancer Treatment

Recent report from the National Audit Office The National Audit Office published a report on 22 March “NHS waiting times for elective cancer treatment”. The report concluded that there could be a rise in negligence claims against the NHS as a result of waiting times increasing. Targets set are not...

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Bowel mesh surgery at North Bristol NHS Trust

Bowel mesh surgery under Surgeon Anthony Dixon should not have been offered For over two years now concern has been expressed regarding post-surgical complications following surgery undertaken at Bristol’s Southmead and Spire hospitals by surgeon, Mr Anthony Dixon. Mr Dixon has been suspended while surgical issues have been investigated by...

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Forget work life balance…

… Focus on your work injury balance Towards the end of 2018 the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”) published its “Health and safety at work summary statistics for Great Britain 2018”. The well presented and easy to use document summarises the key facts surrounding the impact of workplace illness and...

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Delays in Southampton ophthalmology department

16 patients suffer significant permanent harm from delays BBC South Today recently reported about the significant problems facing the ophthalmology department at Southampton General Hospital at present. In June 2018 the hospital produced an internal report looking at the problems within this service. It noted that in 2017 a total...

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Speed kills

Ending the carnage on our roads It is an accepted fact that excessive speed remains the number one factor causing accidents that lead to injury and death on our roads- which makes new research from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) all the more worrying. The report from the ETSC...

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