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Neurological associations: Is there more to COVID-19 than we think?

The predominant symptoms of COVID-19 are widely recognised as being respiratory in nature (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to the senses of smell and taste), but recent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research has highlighted a growing number of case...

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Medical Negligence and the coronavirus pandemic

Should practitioners be provided with immunity from negligence claims during the crisis? The coronavirus pandemic is the healthcare crisis of a lifetime. It is a huge medical challenge which raises many legal and ethical dilemmas and many questions are being asked. How far should individual liberties be restricted in order...

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Quick facts on living with brain tumour : Navigating everyday life

Being diagnosed with a brain tumour can feel like your world has changed from all recognition. Everything you know and are used to is suddenly uncertain and you don’t know what to expect or who to turn to. A diagnosis of brain tumour can not only impact you directly but...

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Accident at work – but what actually happened?

John (name changed), a stone mason and building labourer, was working alone in an outbuilding at a rural property, rendering internal walls so they were ready to be plastered. What exactly happened is unknown (there were no witnesses to the incident and John could not remember), but he was found...

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Time limit for storing frozen sperm and eggs extended in coronavirus lockdown

At some stage historians will sit down and analyse the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and perhaps identify some beneficial effects to weigh in the balance against the huge amount of damage done. Amongst those beneficial effects may be a softening of the position with regard to the time limit...

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Employer’s duty of care during the coronavirus crisis

A look at health and safety obligations We frequently hear the phrase that ‘we are living and working in unprecedented times’ but what does that mean for employers and employees who are having to adjust to new working arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? There can be no doubt that...

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Supporting World Meningitis Day

Raising awareness on the prevention and cures of the disease Meningitis Research Foundation has a goal to see a world free of meningitis and septicaemia. Their aim by 2030 is to see fewer people contracting the disease through effective vaccines for epidemics and routine schedules to protect those most at...

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Clarke Willmott features in Expert Witness magazine

On bespoke training courses delivered by our serious injury and clinical negligence team Expert Witness magazine have published an article in their Spring Journal about the bespoke legal training courses our lawyers offer to fundraise for the charity Disabled Living. A charity close to our hearts, solicitor Sarah Jones is...

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Road safety during lockdown

Lessons to be learnt as the COVID-19 outbreak reduces road traffic significantly Most people in the UK are following government advice to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The reduction in road traffic has been marked, some reports suggesting it is at levels last seen in 1955. Data from...

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Compensation obtained for knee replacement surgery which resulted in cardiac arrest

Background to the claim On 11 October 2017 Mrs S, aged 64, underwent right knee replacement. A tourniquet was placed around the leg to reduce bleeding during surgery. This did not inflate and there was significant bleeding. Diathermy was used but bleeding continued so the surgeon used hydrogen peroxide. This...

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