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Clarke Willmott supports call for better awareness of rural driving

Yesterday, leading road safety charity Brake called for compulsory rural driving lessons as part of driving licensing. What is the issue? The dangers of driving on rural roads have for a long time been raised by lawyers and road safety groups. We’ve discussed the fact that accidents in the countryside...

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Teenagers encouraged to have Meningitis Vaccine

The MenACWY jab protects against 4 strains of the meningococcal disease which cause meningitis and septicaemia – strain A, C, W and Y. The Royal College of Nursing have advised that only a third of 17 to 18 year olds in England, who are entitled to the free jab, have...

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Could an exotic fish provide a clue to treating spinal cord injury?

Science continues to develop and can surprise us on a daily basis. The skills of scientists in the UK and around the world have always been focused on human health, and recent advances in treatment for diseases and in relation to recovery from trauma and accidents is a testament to...

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Clarke Willmott to hold Amputation Event

Amputation and co-existing medical problems including multiple limb loss We are pleased to announce an upcoming event which aims to provide training and discuss issues surrounding limb loss. The event is the latest in a series of fundraising and awareness events organised by our Personal Injury, Serious Injury and Medical Negligence teams,...

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Natural Birth Campaign to end – too late for some?

Birth Injuries In a low key announcement, the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives has confirmed that they will be dropping their 12 year long campaign for “normal births”. Identified by the Inquiry in to the Morecambe Bay Trust as a contributory factor in the death of 11...

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Inquiry into baby deaths and brain injuries during birth

‘Each Baby Counts’ According to figures from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists between 500 to 800 babies die or are left with severe brain injury as a result of something going wrong during the labour. The college has undertaken a national quality improvement programme: ‘Each Baby Counts’ to...

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WHO reveal the biggest killer of teenagers is road traffic accidents

The World Health Organisation have released international data which shows that the biggest killer of teenagers across the world is road traffic accidents. Road traffic accidents caused more deaths amongst teenagers than respiratory infections, self harm, diarrhoeal diseases and drowning. Fatal road traffic accidents The report provides the shocking statistic...

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Chris Thorne takes over as head of serious injury and medical negligence

Change of head of department for the serious injury and medical negligence team Martin Pettingell, who has led the serious injury and clinical negligence department at Clarke Willmott in its various guises for more than 15 years, has stepped down as head of the department. During Martin’s tenure there have...

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Action for Brain Injury Week 2017

Action for Brain Injury Week commences today (8th May), heralding campaigns from a number of charities across the country to improve life after brain injury. Headway UK’s campaign this year puts brain injury survivors, carers and families right at its heart, inviting them to share how brain injury has impacted...

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Maternity errors at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Questions are being asked of the safety of maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust with concerns about safe practice for a decade or more. We recently reported on the investigation announced by the Department of Health. It has now emerged that the maternity department has paid...

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