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Should the legal introduction of e-scooters on the roads raise concerns about their safety?

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First posted 03 July 2020 Until recently it has been illegal to use an e-scooter on Great Britain’s roads. From Saturday, 4 July 2020 it has been permissible to use rental e-scooters on the public roads, although it will remain...

Whistleblower leads to the identification of failings at Basildon Hospital

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What are the failings at Basildon Hospital? On 19 August 2020 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its most recent report into Basildon Hospital, following an inspection prompted by concerns raised by an anonymous whistleblower....

The Cumberlege Review reports on the wrongful prescribing of Sodium Valproate to pregnant women

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“ The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review ” led by Baroness Cumberlege, commonly known as the Cumberlege Review, issued a long-awaited report on 8 July 2020. IBB Law represents a number of families who have been left...

The effect of the Coronavirus on unpaid carers

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During the Covid-19 pandemic much has been written about the challenges faced by those working in hospitals and care homes as they tackle unprecedented demands on their stretched resources. However, there has been less written about the often-extreme...

Covid-19 and Children with Brain Injury

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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused devastation worldwide and few people have been left unaffected by the consequences. It is a confusing and emotionally destabilising crisis that does not discriminate. However, some members of society are more vulnerable than...

Migraines as a Sign of Head Injury & Migraine Awareness Week

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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...

The Devastating Impact of Clinical Negligence on the Families of Victims

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...