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Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Criminal Behaviour

Blackwater Law personal injury solicitors advise and represent clients across in the country in relation to claiming compensation for brain injuries sustained in accidents. We therefore keep up to date with the latest commentary surrounding the impact of such injuries on the lives of those affected and found a report published by The Centre for Mental Health into the potential link between traumatic brain injury and criminal behaviour of some interest.

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Southend Hospital Providing Substandard Care

Southend Hospital is providing substandard care across multiple fields and continues to place patients’ wellbeing at risk, according to a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report made public at the end of July 2016. Having assessed the Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust-site for three days in January 2016, the CQC deemed a number of operational fields at the hospital as “in need of improvement”.

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What is Cerebral Palsy?

What is Cerebral Palsy, and How Can It Affect Your Child

Cerebral Palsy is the collective term for a wide range of neurological conditions that can afflict a child in the build up to, during or immediately after birth. They relate specifically to the brain and nervous system and have lasting implications on the victim’s ability to coordinate movement, as well as in some cases perform communicative or cognitive tasks. Although appropriate treatment can help victims and their family manage the symptoms of cerebral palsy, there is no known cure.

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Legal 500 Recognise Blackwater Law as Leading Medical Negligence Solcitors

Blackwater Law clinical negligence solicitors have this month been independently recognised as a leading firm of medical negligence compensation solicitors by the Legal 500.

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Welsh NHS is Failing to Meet Cancer Treatment Targets

Data released by Cancer Research UK in June 2016 indicates that the Welsh NHS is failing to meet cancer treatment targets and is failing to adequately address the challenges of late cancer diagnosis and care. In a comprehensive report into how the Welsh NHS are dealing with cancer treatment targets, the charity makes a number of urgent recommendations for improvement and implores the Welsh government to change its attitudes to the complex issue.

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Consequences of Sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury

The consequences of sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are well documented amongst UK patients, with such injuries being the most common cause of death and disability in people aged 1-40 years old. Even patients that survive a brain injury and can incur long-lasting and severe cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties that permanently change the course of their life due to the brain damage. As a result, it’s unsurprising that where the patient sustains such a head injury in an accident that was no fault of their own, many choose to pursue brain injury compensation for brain damage in order to secure the financial and specialist care they may need both now and in the future.

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