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Aspirin ‘major bleed’ warning for over 75s

Warning over aspirin causing major bleeds for over 75s A new study has found that the risk of long-term aspirin use causing major bleeding and death is higher than previously thought, with over-75s particularly vulnerable. Doctors generally prescribe daily aspirin for life after a person has a stroke or heart attack to help prevent more…
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Family search for witnesses following the death of husband

The family of a man who sadly died of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos at work are seeking witnesses to provide information of how and when his exposure to asbestos took place. The man, a qualified carpenter originally from Yorkshire, worked fitting soffits, used to join the outer wall to the roof, which were…
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A mother’s nightmare – her child injured in care of others

As a mum myself, I completely understand a mother’s anger when her child is injured in care of professionals. My Client’s son was 17 and has Angelman Syndrome. He needs constant care because of his condition. When his mother needs respite, she entrusts care professionals to look after him. My Client trusted professionals with her…
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Waiting times for surgery has tripled

It has been reported that in March 2017, approximately 130,000 individuals were awaiting surgery following a Consultant referral. This number has almost tripled since March 2013 when it was reported that approximately 45,000 patients were on waiting lists. Sadly, due to the massive increase in number of people awaiting surgery, patients can be left for…
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Man diagnosed with Mesothelioma makes appeal for witnesses

A man who worked as a chemical manager for Ellis & Everand from 1976 to 1998 was diagnosed with mesothelioma in February 2017. He made a witness appeal through his solicitor to urge his former colleagues to come forward with information on how his exposure may have occurred. The man recalls that shortly after moving…
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Govt plans could lead to reduced Autism Diagnoses

During the course of my job I receive a lot of enquiries from parents who feel that they are being failed by their GP and by their local Mental Health Trust because they are not able to access appropriate investigation for a child they suspect may suffer from Autism. I am asked the same question…
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Instagram has worst effect on young people’s mental health

According to a recent survey of almost 1,500 teens and young adults, Instagram is the worst social media network for mental health and well-being. The #StatusofMind survey found that Instagram got points for self-expression and self-identity but it was also associated with high levels of anxiety, depression, bullying and FOMO, or the “fear of missing…
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Fixed Costs Limit: Update

Following a conference of injury lawyers held last week, there have been hints about changes to the proposed fixed costs regime in Medical Negligence cases that the government wishes to introduce. Previously it indicated that fixed costs could be imposed on cases worth up to £250,000, but now it seems that this could be limited…
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Cancer follow-up failure – cause of devastating consequences.

It is crucial to regularly monitor cancer patients prior to, during and after treatment so that the medical practitioners are able to detect any changes that may be of vital importance to ongoing care. It has been recently reported that an NHS Trust has admitted failure to adequately monitor over 20 of its’ cancer patients.…
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