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Sepsis Awareness Q&A with Dr. Ron Daniels BEM

13th September 2019

This World Sepsis Day, Fletchers Solicitors spoke to Doctor Ron Daniels BEM, the UK Sepsis Trust’s CEO and proud advocate of sepsis awareness. Ahead of the UK Sepsis Trust’s latest…

Blog: Sepsis, a guide for parents

9th September 2019

Written by Medical Negligence Solicitor, Jennifer Argent Children are susceptible to developing sepsis and because of that it is important for parents to know the signs and symptoms to be…

Blog: Ageing population and hospital falls

1st August 2019

Written by Sinead Connolly, Medical Negligence Solicitor People are living longer. Since the 1980s, life expectancy has increased by two months a year every year. Consequently, the UK average life…

Comment: New diasbility Emojis will improve inclusivity

18th July 2019

Fletchers Solicitors Trainee Solicitor, Adriana Anelli welcomes the news dozens of new disability Emojis will become available this Autumn. The latest range includes hearing aids, prosthetic limbs and wheelchair users…

Comment: Why has it taken so long to detect sepsis?

16th July 2019

Senior Medical Negligence Solicitor, Christian Beadell has concerns ambulance services are not detecting sepsis. Christian’s comments are in response to the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAS) announcing software limitations…

Fletchers take part in Group B Strep fundraiser

15th July 2019

A group of Fletchers team members took part in Group B Strep Support’s national Strep B fundraiser, “Steps against Strep”. Debbie Moore, Jo Thompson, Emma Marchbank, Michelle Knowles and Jennifer…

Comment: Text support service for mums to launch

11th July 2019

Assistant Litigation Executive, Jennifer Smith believes a new text message service for new mums will help women’s mental health. “Mums Mind” is available as a support service for Leicestershire-based women…

Fletchers support Group B Strep Awareness Month

9th July 2019

As this month marks Group B Strep Awareness month, Kirsty Parkes, Medical Negligence Serious Injuries Assistant Litigation Executive, considers the impact of this little-known condition further. What is Strep B?…

Comment: It’s time to take Sepsis more seriously

5th July 2019

Fletchers Solicitors Litigation Executive, Daniel Crowder believes those affected by Sepsis must speak out against the ‘hidden killer.’ Only last week, the London Evening Standard reported that a mum-of-two died…

Comment: Hard-working professionals at stroke risk

24th June 2019

Fletchers Solicitor’s Medical Negligence Serious Injury Solicitor, Iain Dodd considers the latest study into stroke triggers is a timely reminder that healthy, hard-working people are also at potential risk. Iain’s…

Blog: Preventing the top 5 causes of premature death

14th June 2019

By Priscilla Marfoa, litigation executive in Fletchers Medical Negligence Department Preventing the top 5 causes of premature death The Government report Living well for longer[1] has named cancer, heart disease,…

Comment: Accommodation; Discount or Dilemma?

10th June 2019

Will the likely change in the discount rate for personal injury losses affect the way in which the Courts deal with the calculation of accommodation claims in serious personal injury…

Blog: The NHS and an Artificial Intelligence revolution

30th May 2019

Written by, Sadiya Zaib, Assistant Litigation Executive within Fletchers Solicitor’s Medical Negligence department. The NHS is on the cusp of a technological revolution. All over the world, innovation is shaping…

Blog: Five ways to improve your Mental Health

16th May 2019

In support of mental health awareness week, 13-19th May, Medical Negligence Trainee Costs Draftswoman, Sarah McDermott shares her top five suggestions to help improve your mental health. It is important to take…

Complications of the contraceptive implant

7th May 2019

Written by Millie Kirby, a junior litigation executive in the Medical Negligence department The contraceptive implant is a form of contraception used by thousands of women in the UK. It…

Precautions to take before cosmetic procedures

29th April 2019

Written by Gemma Dixon, Graduate Chartered Legal Executive and Andy Tindall, Litigation Executive While social media has its perks and is now a part of many people’s everyday lives, there…

Stress Awareness Blog: Hitting things head on

11th April 2019

In support of Stress Awareness Month, each day this week we will share a personal experience from one of our team members who communicate how they dealt with, or learnt from, a…

Stress Awareness Blog: Speaking Out

10th April 2019

In support of Stress Awareness Month, each day this week we will share a personal experience from one of our team members who communicate how they dealt with, or learnt from, a…

Stress Awareness Blog: Learning From Mistakes

8th April 2019

In support of Stress Awareness Month, each day this week we will share a personal experience from one of our team members who communicate how they dealt with, or learnt…

Longer waiting times

2nd April 2019

The Law Society Gazette and the Daily Mail has recently published articles in relation to how longer NHS waiting times threaten to increase the number of clinical negligence claims. At…

When will we get cervical screening right?

18th March 2019

By Hannah Ashcroft, solicitor in the Medical Negligence Department at Fletchers Solicitors Cervical screening in England has faced a series of blunders over the last 12-18 months, with the latest…

Increased prescription charges; how to deal with them

12th March 2019

By Jennifer Argent, Medical Negligence Solicitor Last month the government announced that prescription charges will increase to £9.00 from 1st April 2019. The prescription charges continue to increase year on…

Apprentice Interview: Sam Cropper

8th March 2019

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Paralegal The fifth apprenticeship interview of five in this series is with Level 3 Paralegal, Sam Cropper. Q 1. Briefly describe your overall experience of the apprenticeship?…

Apprentice Interview: Ceri Dudley

7th March 2019

Apprenticeship: Chartered Legal Executive The fourth apprenticeship interview of five in this series is with Chartered Legal Executive Apprentice, Ceri Dudley. Q 1. Briefly describe your overall experience of the apprenticeship? My…

Apprentice Interview: Kat Grynda

6th March 2019

Apprenticeship: Paralegal The third apprenticeship interview of five in this series is with Paralegal, Kat Grynda. Q 1. Briefly describe your overall experience of the apprenticeship? My experience with apprenticeship…

Apprentice Interview: Hannah Wilson

5th March 2019

Apprenticeship: Paralegal The second apprenticeship interview of five in this series is with Litigation Executive, Hannah Wilson. Q 1. Briefly describe your overall experience of the apprenticeship? A. I am…

Apprentice Interview: Megann McKay

1st March 2019

Apprenticeship: Level 3 Paralegal The first of five apprentice interviews in this series is with Level 3 Paralegal, Megann McKay. Megann started her apprenticeship last September after being with the…

Forceps negligently used during woman’s first labour

26th February 2019

A 25-year-old woman has received £7,000 after forceps were negligently used and she underwent an unnecessary surgical procedure during labour. The woman, who is from Warwickshire, was admitted to George…

Surgery carried out on wrong part of breast

18th February 2019

A 51 year old woman has been awarded £8,000 due to a medical procedure being carried out on the wrong part of her breast.   The claimant attended Queen Elizabeth…

The Changing Face of Law – The Bellwether Report

4th February 2019

A research paper launched today titled ‘The Bellwether Discussion Paper: The Changing Face of Law’ highlights the concerns of independent law firms around the rise in price-driven client behaviours and…

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