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Landmark decision in Metal-on-Metal Hip product liability litigation

Published on 21 May 2018. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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Considers the decision in the DePuy Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal hip litigation and what impact this will have on manufacturers and their insurers.

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A spa day, on doctor's orders…

Published on 18 May 2018. By Emma Kislingbury, Associate

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We are increasingly focussed on living more sustainably with what we eat and the products that we use. Applying a similar mind-set to medicine, might we see a resurgence of traditional natural therapeutic treatments like spa treatments?

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Life After Death…

Published on 04 May 2018. By Natalie Drew, Associate

How was a baby born four years after the death of his parents? And what does this mean for IVF providers in the UK?

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Home is where you hang your medical test

Published on 20 April 2018. By Daisy Fulton, Trainee Solicitor

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At-home medical tests can be useful diagnostic tools, but this carries risks for patients or insurers. Medical malpractice and product liability insurers need to plan for the future.

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Court of Appeal's history lesson for claimants bringing personal injury claims

Published on 20 April 2018. By Peter Rudd-Clarke, Legal Director

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Healthcare providers and manufacturers of medical products will welcome a judgment from the Court of Appeal that found against a claimant for failing to give notice of funding in time.

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The future of the NHS: Concerns and comparisons

Published on 29 March 2018. By Hannah Land, Associate

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New poll suggests greater concerns over cuts to NHS funding than terrorism threat.

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Using data to bring innovative products to the market … and keep them there

Published on 22 March 2018. By Peter Rudd-Clarke, Legal Director

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There are now more and more opportunities to collect and use health data to innovate, improve efficiency and improve care. The same data could prove very useful in responding to the threat of litigation too

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Bawa-Garba case exposes shortcomings in management of medical errors

Published on 14 March 2018. By Ella Shanks, Trainee Solicitor

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Urgent government review of medical malpractice underway following conviction of Dr Bawa-Garba and the management of medical mistakes.

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Could Cannabis be the Cure?

Published on 07 March 2018. By Natalie Drew, Associate

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With the upsetting case of Alfie Dingley dominating news headlines, the UK Government is being asked to reconsider its approach to medicinal cannabis. But what would this mean for manufacturers, healthcare professionals, and, most importantly, potential patients?

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An aspirin a day…

Published on 02 March 2018. By Genevieve Isherwood, Associate

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Discusses research that suggests aspirin can reduce risk of colon cancer in patients with Lynch Syndrome

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