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The importance of recognising hip dysplasia in new-borns
A failure to diagnose DDH during early childhood can result in disabilities in later life.
Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Teams top the Legal 500 rankings
Fieldfisher's Personal Injury and Medical Negligence teams have been listed tier 1 in the Legal 500 rankings.
A Face in the Crowd: Maxillofacial Trauma Conference
Fieldfisher, alongside ABI solutions, is very pleased to be running a conference in London on the 5th December to discuss different aspects of maxillofacial injuries.
An apology can be the difference between grieving well and being stuck in hell
Complicated grief can persist for years and a lack of answers can be a factor that prevents recovery after losing a loved one.
On World Cerebral Palsy Day, we reiterate our commitment to preventing hypoxic birth injury in the first place and then securing the best for our clients
Society has the responsibility to recognise and take remedial action when the injuries are caused by negligence and to provide the financial support to allow that person to live the best life possible.
NHS study of cerebral palsy facts reveals systemic and human errors
An NHS report this month looking at data from cerebral palsy claims doesn't reveal anything particularly surprising about the reasons behind catastrophic neurological birth injuries.
The law must not force claimants to gamble crucial compensation
Parliament has been asked to consider changing the very practical system operated by the Lord Chancellor to say how lump sum compensation should be calculated.
Government must rebuild women's faith in maternity care
Years of underfunding of maternity care in the UK has resulted in a critical lack of faith in their safety, says Arti Shah.
Partner Jane Weakley and team complete the London Prudential Ride 100
Jane Weakley, Partner within Fieldfisher's Personal Injury and Medical Negligence practice, has completed the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 helping to raise over £3000 for the Bobath Centre.
RCOG highlights proof babies could be saved with better care
Maternity initiatives introduced by the government in 2015 may have begun to bite as the number of stillbirths fell for the first time in a decade. The bad news is that too many babies still die because of inadequate maternity care.
As litigation funding gets murkier, legal aid remains a beacon for families devastated by birth injuries
Lord Faulks QC flagged his concern in the Times about the potential conflict of interest imposed on a case by third-party litigation funding.
Arti Shah highlights Cervical Screening Awareness Week with a device that could make testing more comfortable
Scientists at Duke University, North Carolina have developed a new device that will hopefully make smear tests less uncomfortable for women, cheaper and more readily available.
The psychology behind admitting a fatal mistake
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine believe that better training in the social psychology behind how we're affected by making mistakes can help doctors to be more open when things go wrong.
Fundamental errors in midwives training risks the lives of more babies
The Times reported yesterday that during the inquest of baby Billy Wilson, who died at three-days old, the midwife in charge of Billy's mother, Carla, at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield did not know how to use the CTG machine.
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