World Stroke Day 2020

Strokes can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. One in four of us will have a stroke in our lifetime, but most can be prevented. There are risk factors that increase our chances of suffering a stroke. It is important to understand our risk and the steps we can take to reduce it. World Stroke Day aims […]

Swift v Carpenter case – long awaited Court of Appeal decision secures re-housing costs

The Court of Appeal has given its long-awaited judgment in the case of Swift v Carpenter which impacts on all Claimants who need to be re-housed due to disability caused by another’s negligence. How the Courts assess “accommodation purchase” claims has been in a state of flux since 2017 when the Government changed the discount […]

World Cerebral Palsy Day 6 October 2020

On World Cerebral Palsy Day 2020, Moore Barlow celebrate the achievements of those who live with this condition and continue to call for early intervention and support for those families affected by it. Read our cerebral palsy factsheet. As clinical negligence solicitors, we work closely with those affected by cerebral palsy when this has been […]

Cauda Equina National Awareness Day 1st October 2020

Moore Barlow are delighted to be supporting the Cauda Equina Syndrome Association (CESA) under their charity umbrella Cauda Equina Champions Charity (CECC) in the first ever National Awareness Day campaign on 1st October 2020. Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a little known but devastating condition that absolutely necessitates recognition on a national scale. CES is […]

NHS Resolution annual report and accounts summary

This summary outlines the new indemnity schemes and clinical negligence cases handled by NHS Resolution. It includes the new measures undertaken in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The full report can be viewed here: NHS Resolution annual report and accounts 2019/20 which details the performance and future plans of the NHS. New indemnity schemes 2019/2020 […]

The Cumberlege report: informed consent revisited

Last week saw the publication of “First Do No Harm”, a review led by former junior health Minister Baroness Julia Cumberlege, which explains the way our healthcare system responded to reports of harmful side effects from: hormone pregnancy tests the drug sodium valproate given during pregnancy and pelvic mesh implants. The review suggests a number […]

World Hypertension Day

In anticipation of World Hypertension Day, it is important to raise awareness about blood pressure monitoring and health benefits. High blood pressure is something some of us unknowingly live with. It is something that can go unnoticed as there are usually no symptoms. So, getting one’s blood pressure checked regularly is important. This may be […]

Know Your Numbers! Week 2019

All this week is Blood Pressure UK’s ‘Know Your Numbers! Week’ which is about raising awareness of the importance of blood pressure monitoring and health benefits. High blood pressure is something some of us unknowingly live with. It is something that can go unnoticed as there are usually no symptoms. So, getting your blood pressure […]

Open Sight Hampshire Petition for Mandatory Eye Tests for Children

You may have seen coverage on BBC South this week regarding Open Sight Hampshire’s petition to make it mandatory for all children to have an eye test before starting school.  Open Sight, Hampshire’s principal charity for the visually impaired, have explained the reasons for the petition as follows: “Shockingly, 12% of children in the UK […]

A guide to orthopaedic negligence claims

What is the definition of an orthopaedic injury? Put simply, an orthopaedic injury is any deformity/disorder/disease of the skeleton (bones) or its connecting structures, such as muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments. What are the levels of orthopedic injury? There are varying levels of injury to your bones from very serious to minor: Fractures Spinal deformities  […]

1948-2018: Happy 70th Birthday NHS

The nation’s best loved institution. 70 years is a long time to endure at a time in this nation’s history of unprecedented and very rapid change. Conceived and introduced in the post-war era in recognition of sacrifices made, offering free health care to all.  The country it serves has changed so much in that time: […]

Fit for a King?

In these times of austerity when the NHS faces perhaps its greatest challenge yet trying to meet incessantly rising patient demand with dwindling financial and human resources it is tempting for patients (at least those who can afford it) to look to the private health sector for salvation.

Funding for cataract surgery

It was recently reported in the Sunday Times that the Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group, an NHS body which plans health services for the London Borough, proposes to stop one of the most common NHS operations as part of cost-cutting measures. It reportedly blames rising demand from an ageing population. In future, it is suggested the […]

Let’s support the RNIB

Loss of vision or visual impairment can be one of the most devastating and frightening things that can ever happen to you. The human eyes are an extraordinary organ. They make approximately 200,000 movements per day and are able to distinguish around 10 million colours. The impact of having this all taken away can be […]

Compensation for the loss of a loved one – how are damages quantified?

When an individual successfully brings a personal injury or clinical negligence claim, they will typically be awarded a lump sum payment known as ‘damages’. The purpose of those damages is to put the injured person, as best as possible, back into the position they would have been had the accident or clinical negligence not occurred. […]