As of 1st April 2020, a person is entitled to claim surrogacy costs if they have been left infertile because of clinical negligence. This is a recent develop which stemmed from the case of Whittington NHS Trust v. XX  UKSC14 (XX’s Case). This article will explore surrogacy, XX’s Case, the legal differences surrounding surrogacy … Continued
The horrors of cauda equina syndrome have been highlighted in a recent BBC website article, where its symptoms and life changing implications are explained. Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome Cauda equina syndrome is a rare but serious condition that occurs when the bundle of nerves that are below the end of the spinal cord are … Continued
There are a vast number of treatments and procedures on the market that people can choose to enhance their image, including laser hair removal and waxing. Treatments such as these may appear to be stress-free but they can have long–term, serious consequences if they go wrong, including residual scarring, which can be permanent. The beauty … Continued
Epilepsy drug valproate must no longer be prescribed to girls and women of childbearing age in the UK unless they are on a pregnancy prevention programme, writes Faye Marks of the Clinical Negligence team.
Faye Marks, solicitor in Lyons Davidson’s Clinical Negligence team, looks at new laws on pharmacy dispensing errors. After a long-running campaign from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), a new law on dispensing errors came into force on 16 April 2018. The Pharmacy (Preparation and Dispensing Errors – Registered Pharmacies) Order 2018 introduces new legal defences … Continued
Matthew Tebbutt, solicitor in Lyons Davidson’s Clinical Negligence team, looks at the issues around Statutory Beareavement Awards. Losing a loved one is probably the most difficult experience that many of us will ever have to deal with. When that loss has been caused by the negligence of a medical professional, someone in whom the loved … Continued
Josie Baker, trainee solicitor in the Clinical Negligence team, looks at the issues involved in the rising costs of clinical negligence claims.
Many women are now suffering from complications caused by transvaginal mesh implants. Matthew Tebbutt, solicitor in the Clinical Negligence team, looks at the issues.
On 4 October, NHS England published new cancer ratings, which provide a snapshot of how well the NHS in different areas of the country is diagnosing and treating cancer, and supporting patients.
This month is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and Lyons Davidson is proud to support Bobath as the Cardiff office’s charity of the year. Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales is Cardiff- based charity that provides specialist therapy to children throughout Wales who have cerebral palsy. Therapy can include specialist physiotherapy, occupational therapy and language therapy, and … Continued
Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month September 2016 is gynaecological cancer awareness month. Gynaecological cancer includes cancer of the cervix, ovary, vagina, vulva and womb (uterus). In the UK, approximately 55 women are diagnosed with one of these cancers each day and, sadly, 21 women losing their battle each day. Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month is designed to … Continued
This week is Organ Donation Week. The week runs from 5 September and aims to highlight the importance of organ donation, as well as celebrating organ donors who have saved lives. Approximately three people who are in need of a transplant die every day and there are 6,500 people currently on the transplant waiting list. From … Continued