Court delays and a way forward

Court delays and a way forward Bringing a claim for compensation when you have been injured can seem to take a long time. Part of the delay is often caused by trying to prove liability i.e. who is to blame and some of the delay is because we have to wait for your recovery so […]

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) What Is It?

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) happens when too much fluid builds up in the brain, causing problems like trouble walking, memory loss, and bladder control issues. Unlike other brain fluid problems, the pressure inside the skull stays normal in NPH. Spotting NPH can be tricky because its symptoms can look like other conditions, such as Alzheimer’s […]

Viral Meningitis Awareness Week 6 – 10 May

Viral meningitis poses significant risks to individuals of all ages, often striking swiftly and potentially leading to severe consequences if not promptly diagnosed and treated. As a life-threatening infection of the protective membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord, known as the meninges, viral meningitis presents a range of dangers and challenges. Unlike bacterial meningitis, […]

Maternal Mental Health Week 29 April – 5 May 2024

Maternal Mental Health Week (29 April – 5th May) is an initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the mental health challenges faced by mothers. It is a time to highlight the importance of support, resources and distigmatising conversations around maternal health. Maternal Health is the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the post-partum (4th […]

Embracing Neurodiversity: Autism Awareness Month

April isn’t just about showers and flowers; it’s also Autism Awareness Month. This month is all about shining a light on autism spectrum condition (ASC) and spreading understanding and acceptance. What is Autism? Autism, or autism spectrum condition (ASC), is a developmental disorder that affects how people communicate, interact with others, and experience the world […]

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month – April

April is bowel cancer awareness month. Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK. As of 2024 statistics report that 42,000 people a year are diagnosed with bowel cancer, 300,000 people in the UK have Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and 1 million people in the UK have a serious bowel condition. In […]

NHS to roll out Martha’s Rule in April

Today the NHS has announced the nationwide rollout of ‘Martha’s Rule’ in hospitals across England, beginning in April as announced on the BBC today. Davies and Partners’ Chief Executive and Head of Medical Negligence Ewan Lockhart acted for the family of 13-year-old Martha Mills, who tragically died of sepsis while being treated at King’s College […]

Health Ombudsman’s Spotlight on Sepsis Report

The Health Ombudsman has warned that too many people are still dying from sepsis due to avoidable delays in diagnosis and treatment. According to research by The UK Sepsis Trust 48,000 people die in the UK from a sepsis related illness each year. Many of these deaths could have been avoided with earlier diagnosis and […]

Parents call for ‘Martha’s Rule’ after daughter’s tragic death from Sepsis

Parents call for ‘Martha’s Rule’ after daughter’s tragic death from Sepsis Davies and Partners’ Chief Executive and Head of Medical Negligence Ewan Lockhart has been acting for the family of Martha Mills, who died tragically when she was 13 from sepsis while being treated at King’s College Hospital (KCH) in South London, following an injury to her […]

Robotic assisted surgery welcomed at North Devon District Hospital

Robotic assisted surgery welcomed at North Devon District Hospital The arrival of a robotic arm for use in surgery will be the first of its kind for North Devon District Hospital and will assist surgeons performing surgery for hiatal hernias, inguinal hernias and gallbladder removal. This has been funded by NHS England and the Cancer […]