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Medical Negligence claims for delayed diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis

Emily Welstead

Posted by Emily Welstead | Associate
On 29th June 2020

Giant Cell Arteritis (‘GCA’), or Temporal Arteritis, as the condition is also known, is a serious inflammatory disease which affects the lining of arteries in the head (particularly those in the temples). It can however also affect the lining of the arteries in the neck and arms. The inflammation causes a narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels, interrupting blood flow. This condition requires urgent treatment because it can cause the sudden and painless loss of vision in either one or both eyes. The loss of vision is usually permanent. This condition can also cause an aortic aneurysm (weakness of the wall of the aorta) and in rare instances, a stroke.

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#IWD2020 – The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 and Me – I am a ‘Person’

Nezire Turkan

Posted by Nezire Turkan | Associate
On 6th March 2020

To this day I remember my first visit to my aunt’s office in Islington, North London. I was about three years old and with my dad. Her room was at the back of the office at the end of a corridor. As I entered her room I remember seeing a gigantic desk facing the door with my aunt sat at it looking very smart. I recall watching my aunt in awe as she spoke on the phone – she oozed with confidence – and I was mesmerised.

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