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  • Road Safety Week – Pedestrian versus Bicycle

    19 November 2018

    You may have seen the recent reports on the criminal trial which saw Mr Charlie Alliston charged with the Victorian offence of “wanton or furious driving”. In response, the Government is now launching a fresh review into whether new law is required in order to tackle dangerous cycling.…

    News
  • The Clinical Negligence Claims Process

    08 October 2018

    Coming to terms with the fact that a doctor or hospital has been negligent in their treatment of you is often hard to deal with.…

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  • Cerebral Palsy due to Clinical Negligence

    27 October 2017

    ​B’s mother was expecting her first baby. Labour progressed routinely and she went into hospital. Suddenly, there was a panic. B was delivered in a very poor condition and had to be resuscitated. B’s mum lost a huge amount of blood and had to be taken into the operating theatre to save her life. She had suffered from a placental abruption, which is a real medical emergency. Fortunately both mother and baby survived – but B had suffered loss of oxygen to his brain and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.…

    Case Studies
  • Twin Pregnancies and Cerebral Palsy

    26 October 2017

    We have been instructed in several cases where twin pregnancies have been negligently mismanaged and where one twin ended up with brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy. Multiple pregnancies carry extra risk for both mother and baby. This means that extra care needs to be taken, experienced doctors need to be involved and there should be additional monitoring.…

    Case Studies
  • Brain Injury at Birth Due to Clinical Negligence

    20 October 2017

    ​W’s mother was right at the end of her first pregnancy when the baby stopped kicking. She went to the hospital. The midwife hooked her up to a CTG and reassured her all was well. So she went home. The next day the baby still had not moved. A good friend told W’s mum that this really was not right and urged her to return to the hospital. An emergency caesarean section was carried out. Baby W survived, but was in a poor condition and went on to be diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It turned out that the first CTG trace had actually been very abnormal – the placenta was not doing enough to support the baby as it got bigger.…

    Case Studies
  • Barlow Robbins Clinical Negligence Case Study – Brain Injury

    06 October 2017

    J was admitted to the Defendant hospital in the Easter holiday after suffering from absences due to mild epilepsy. ​For four days J was not seen to have a clinical assessment nor a CT scan, but had serious and deteriorating neurological problems.…

    Case Studies