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Medical Negligence At Birth Results In Brain Injury

Posted on February 15, 2018

Around 1.5 million babies worldwide each year acquire some sort of brain damage during birth. It is also estimated that each year, five babies in every thousand born in England alone suffer brain injury during or soon after being born. Whether it is due to lack of oxygen or some other reason such as infection, those babies affected will go…

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Computer Problems In The NHS Estimated To Cause Hundreds Of Deaths

Posted on February 15, 2018

Harold Thimbleby, the Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University, together with Martyn Thomas, Professor of Information Technology at Gresham College, recently delivered a lecture at the Museum of London. The main thrust of their presentation was the claim that NHS computer system problems could be responsible for between 100 and 900 deaths per year. Bugs in the system Professor…

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Fatal Accidents In The Workplace

Posted on February 15, 2018

A new article from the BBC takes a looked at fatal accidents at work. The report states that since 1981, there has been a significant drop in work place fatalities, primarily due to the decline of the coal mining and steel industries and the reduction of people working in factories and heavy industries. So how do things stand today? Great…

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Are we One Step Closer to The No Fault Divorce?

Posted on February 12, 2018

Currently in the UK, a no fault divorce is not possible. This means to obtain a quick and easy divorce, the separating partners must allocate blame to one another. However over the years it has been shown that couples do not like this aspect of the process and can create further needless acrimony. Current Divorce Law Rules At present, people…

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The Croydon Tram Crash – Still Nothing From The Crown Prosecution Service

Posted on February 12, 2018

Who could forget the horrific Croydon tram crash? On 9th November 2016, seven people lost their lives when the light rail tram serving Croydon overturned, with 69 passengers on board. A total of 62 people suffered injury, with 19 of those enduring serious injuries including limb loss. The six men and one woman who died were aged between 19 and…

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Vaginal Mesh Implant Review Finally Announced

Posted on February 5, 2018

Way back in July 2017, we blogged about how a leading professor from Oxford University was calling for a public inquiry into the practice of vaginal mesh surgery. Now, six months later and according to recent reporting in The Guardian, at long last the Government plans to conduct a review into the use of vaginal mesh implants. It seems that…

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The Leaseholder’s Priority – Understanding Your Lease

Posted on January 30, 2018

The security of shelter is a basic human requirement and is even more important if we have a family or other dependants. As a reflection of this importance, the biggest financial outlay for most of us is the payment of a mortgage or rent. According to the Government's White Paper Fixing our broken housing market, 'more than 2.2 million working…

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Internal Structural Alterations To Your Leasehold Property

Posted on January 30, 2018

Over the past few years, stories about unfair leasehold practices have been cropping up with greater frequency. As reported by The Estates Gazette in September 2017, the Government recently performed a review of leasehold practice. A seemingly secondary finding of this consultation was that many leaseholders are not aware of the conditions of their lease, having purchased leasehold properties without…

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Fighting for Fido: Who Gets Custody Of The Dog?

Posted on January 30, 2018

The divorce of Ant McPartlin and Lisa Armstrong has been hitting the headlines recently. The couple are seeking divorce after being together for years. Most modern divorce cases entail discussion about child custody and division of assets and, more frequently, who wins custody of the family pet. According to the Daily Mail as well as several other news sources, the McPartlins are battling…

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The Effects Of Subtle Brain Injury Can Catch Up With You

Posted on January 29, 2018

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a brain disease that is found in people who have suffered brain trauma repeatedly over several years. It was first described around a century ago by a doctor who noticed that ex-boxers tended to display symptoms of brain injury such as confusion and memory loss, long after they had finished in the ring. The specific…

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