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 […]

Update on Covid Vaccine Damage (VDPA) Claims

Update on Covid Vaccine Damage (VDPA) Claims In January 2022 we reported that vaccinations against Coronavirus (COVID-19) had been added to the list of vaccinations for which people may claim a Vaccine Damage Payment. (VDPA) (see post) The Vaccine Damage Payment scheme had at that time, already approved and paid some applications in respect of […]

James Wickett invited to House of Commons Committee in support of bereaved parents

James Wickett invited to House of Commons in support of bereaved families In support of bereaved families James Wickett, specialist medical negligence solicitor at Davies and Partners, was recently invited to the House of Commons to attend a committee room meeting hosted by Andrew Bidgend MP. The “Towards Justice Reception” was arranged to discuss evidence […]

Monitoring in pregnancy – why is it important?

Monitoring in pregnancy – why is it important? In cases involving baby loss or birth injuries, whether monitoring was done properly or interpreted accurately is a key factor to investigate. One of the most important tools used during pregnancy to monitor the health of the baby is called the cardiotocograph (CTG). CTG is a non-invasive […]

Action for Brain Injury Week 2023

Action for Brain Injury Week 2023 Did you know that every 90 seconds someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with a life-changing brain injury? That’s the time it takes to boil a kettle, to strip your bed or for the traffic lights to change. There are many causes of brain injury: road accidents, […]