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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Rehab centres are failing accident victims

The NHS has come under fire again, this time with the rehabilitation and recovery of survivors of serious accidents. Specialist medical/clinical negligence lawyer Melanie Lidstone-Land of Swain & Co. explains, “The NHS has been accused of being overly specialised, meaning that rehabilitation centres can only deal with one trauma at a time, hindering the recovery of…
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Hair Dye Injuries

Swain & Co supports calls for tougher regulations on hair dye companies The cosmetics industry will soon find out whether Brussels will place regulations on the use of hair dyes. Melanie Lidstone-Land, a specialist personal injury lawyer at Swain & Co says, “In the coming weeks a report from the European Commission’s scientific committee will…
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Asbestos ruling welcomed by Swain & Co

Swain & Co. Solicitors welcome the decision of the Supreme Court which opens the way for insurance claims for exposure to asbestos. Personal Injury specialist Vicki Wright says: “The Court ruled that insurance companies were liable if supplying insurance at the time that the employee was exposed to asbestos rather than when the symptoms appeared.…
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PIP Breast Implants Update

According to a report from the Commons Health Select Committee, The Department of Health and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulations Authority (MHRA) showed “a lack of urgency” in making women aware of the risks of the substandard implants and in the investigation into the extent of the problem. Graeme Swain, specialist medical negligence solicitor…
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Supreme Court Judgement of asbestos exposure

An appeal by defendant insurance companies against liability in mesothelioma cases was today dismissed by the Supreme Court. Personal Injury Solicitor Vicki Wright of Swain & Co. welcomes the decision, saying: “In a complex judgment the Supreme Court have upheld judgements from lower courts which pave the way for claimants to hold insurers responsible for…
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Claims for nuclear test injuries are time-barred

The Times has today (27 March 2012) published a Judgment of the Supreme Court the result of which is that service veterans lost their bid to pursue compensation claims against the Ministry of Defence. The case brought by way of lead cases in a group action, had been taken to the Supreme Court, the highest…
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80% of diabetes related amputations found to be preventable

Thousands of diabetes related amputations could be prevented, if treatment was carried out sooner, a new study has revealed. Diabetes UK have found that 6,000 diabetes related amputations take place every year, of which 80% are preventable. More than 100 people in Britain every week have a toe, foot or leg amputated as a result…
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Discrimination against people with mental health problems

The Lancet study found that one in four mentally ill people have been attacked in the last year (as reported by the BBC on 28th February 2012). The underlying reasons behind this saddening statistic are complex, as is the subject of mental illness. But generally, people with mental illnesses are likely to struggle with personal relationships,…
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