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Could Spinal Paralysis One Day Be Reversed?

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In 2014, surgeons in Poland performed ground-breaking surgery on Darek Fidyka, whose spinal cord was severed in a knife attack.  Surgeons removed some of the cells surrounding the nerves that run from Mr Fidyka’s nose into his brain and...

Keeping Our Children Safe On The Road

Malcolm Underhill
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Road Safety Week commences this week.  Organised every year by Brake (the leading UK road safety charity), this is the UK’s biggest road safety event, supported by thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year. IBB...

Louis Theroux Documentary 'A Different Brain' Touches Hearts

Malcolm Underhill
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Throngs of people took to Twitter on Sunday, 15 th May to express their appreciation for Louis Theroux’s latest documentary on people living with the long-term effects of a brain injury. Fans were not the only ones impressed.  A review...

Don't ignore minor brain injuries

Malcolm Underhill
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Much has been written about the consequences of high-speed-impact injuries on the brain .  They are more dramatic and, sad to say, can often make for a better media story. An example that comes immediately to mind is the tragedy of...

Can you claim compensation from an injury at a friends home?

Malcolm Underhill
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Can you claim compensation from the occupier of a house if you suffer a personal injury while on their premises?  Yes you can, if you can prove negligence.  In 2015, sight-impaired athlete and adventurer Mark Pollock, who was the first blind...

Five-figure compensation for family of woman who died after fall in A&E

Malcolm Underhill
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The family of a woman who died in hospital after a series of failings by NHS medics has been awarded a five-figure sum in compensation. The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has offered an unreserved apology, but Christine Carpenter’s...