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Migraines as a Sign of Head Injury & Migraine Awareness Week

Simon Pimlott
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Regular sufferers will attest to the fact that migraines aren’t just headaches, symptoms can range from sensory disturbances and extreme nausea, and can result from a prior head injury.  1 st September 2019 marks migraine awareness week, an...

Women Take Legal Action After Cancer Linked to their Breast Implants

Seema Bagha
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20 women have recently announced their plan to take legal action after developing cancer as a result of getting breast implants. Over 50 women in the UK, and hundreds across the globe, have been diagnosed with the rare form of breast cancer, referred to as...

The Devastating Impact of Clinical Negligence on the Families of Victims

Simon Pimlott
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It is well established that medical negligence can lead to life-changing impacts for victims, but it is important to consider the effects on family members left to deal with the aftermath.  Beyond the emotional aspects, there are the legal and...

Compensation Delays For Victims of Islington Child Abuse Scandal

Malcolm Underhill
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Those familiar with the many of accounts of physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect within Islington’s children's homes, foster homes, and adoptive homes between the 1970s and 1990s will know how seeking justice for the victims has been...

A&E Now The Largest Source of NHS Clinical Negligence Claims

Simon Pimlott
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The NHS’s Accident and Emergency departments have, for decades, served a vital role at the front line of healthcare in the UK. We rightly trust that if we have a medical emergency, they provide the best chance of dealing with our problem and either...

Nearly 700 English Schools Referred to Health and Safety Body Due to Asbestos Concerns

Malcolm Underhill
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676 state-funded schools and academies in England have been referred to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for failing to show that they are properly managing the risk of harmful exposure to asbestos in their buildings. These failings could...

NHS Patients' Lives at Risk Due to Delays in Treating Sepsis

Simon Pimlott
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Delays in treating sepsis are putting patients’ lives at risk, according to new research carried out by BBC News. Sepsis is a serious, life-threatening condition that affects at least 250,000 people a year in the UK and is fatal in around 1 in 5...

Britain's Growing Health Inequality

Malcolm Underhill
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How Where You Live Can Affect Your Chances Of Effective Treatment When it comes to receiving healthcare, we take for granted that regardless of where you live in the UK, you will receive the same standard of care. Sadly, a new report has shown this is not...

Getting Compensation For Female Genital Mutilation

Malcolm Underhill
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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a scourge in the UK and one where its victims live in shame and secrecy.  In 2017/18, figures show that FGM was listed in 1,960 social work assessments by councils, double that of the previous year. Leethen...

Understanding the Impact of a Concussion Following a Head Injury

Malcolm Underhill
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Concussion is often associated with blows to the head suffered in sports, but the potential causes are far broader.  Falls, assaults, being hit by a moving object, motor vehicle accidents, and falling from a bicycle are just some of the many factors...

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