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Brain Injury Awareness Week: 8-14 May 2017

Anne Sanders

Posted by Anne Sanders | Partner
On 12th May 2017

This year Headway’s Action for Brain Injury Week focuses on “Life After a Brain Injury” #ABIWeek

Headway’s “A NewMe” encourages those who are suffering from acquired brain injuries and those who support them, to share how their brain injury has affected their lives.

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Severe cuts in payments to bereaved families.

Philippa Barton

Posted by Philippa Barton | Partner
On 18th April 2017

When my father died in the 1970s leaving a widow and three teenage children, my mother was entitled to a Widow’s Pension which was the equivalent to a State Pension and this was paid to her until she received the State Pension.

Following a challenge by a widower to the European Court of Human Rights, the Widow’s Pension was replaced by the Widowed Parent’s Allowance which was paid to mothers and fathers. A lump sum of £2,000 was also paid to bereaved spouses.

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Can you see my scar?

Usheena patel

Posted by Usheena Patel | Solicitor
On 3rd April 2017

There are various types of accidents which can cause scars to develop as part of the healing process. Scars can vary in size, shape and texture and are a very visible sign of injury.

This presents a challenge in itself as a scar or even multiple scars can cause distress and serve as a constant reminder of the accident making an individual feel self-conscious and develop psychological symptoms.

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Good communication and costs savings in the NHS

Emma Wray

Posted by Emma Wray | Partner
On 13th March 2017

On this morning’s Today programme Andrew McDonald, author of a Marie Curie report into NHS communication (The Long and Winding Road: Improving Communication with Patients in the NHS) invited NHS England chief Simon Stevens to meet with him and to respond to the challenge of raising standards of communication in the National Health Service.

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Asbestos exposure in schools – a family’s story

Isobel Lovett

Posted by Isobel Lovett | Partner
On 9th December 2016

You couldn’t fail to by moved today when listening to Jenny Murray’s interview with Lucy Stephens, daughter of Sue Stephens, who sadly died aged 68 in June this year as a result of developing malignant mesothelioma. Mrs Stephens had worked as a teacher for 30 years in Buckinghamshire, before retiring in 2008.

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