June 2011 Archive

EHIC medical treatment for UK nationals travelling in the European Union and Switzerland

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The European Health Insurance Card is an EU initiative which allows EU residents to access State provided health care when they are visiting another European Union Country. More …

South of England Acquired Brain Injury Forum

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I attended the second South of England Acquired Brain Injury Forum (SEABIF) meeting yesterday. Talks were given by Dr Beli, Neurosurgeon of Wessex Neurological unit and Leena Hurloll, Solicitor specialising in Educational Law.<br /> More …

Polluters will no longer pay

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The Justice Secretary yesterday (21 June 2011) published the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill 2010-11.&nbsp; Contained within the Bill are anticipated new laws dealing with costs in civil claims.&nbsp; <br /> More …

The Hidden Dangers of "Swine Flu"

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The national panic about the emergence of swine flu in the UK may well have long since abated, but even the existence of the illness continues to cause significant health problems. With well over a 1,000 suspected diagnosis of swine flu a week, and thankfully very few deaths occurring as a direct result of the H1N1 virus, the related problem of wrongful diagnosis with swine flu has been attracting more frequent media attention in recent months.<br /><br /> More …

H2N2 virus

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From 1957 to 1968, a strain of the H2N2 virus caused between 1 and 4 million deaths worldwide. The human population subsequently developed immunity to the virus following a vaccination programme and the disease does not presently circulate in humans. More …

A Nation Expects – The Military Covenant

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Now that the dust has settled we may consider whether the <a href="www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/4E9E2014-5CE6-43F2-AE28-B6C5FA90B68F/0 /Armed_Forces_Covenant.pdf">Military Covenant </a>should become part of our laws. More …

Blake Lapthorn represents family of Philip Caines at Inquest on

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The Courts will hear the inquest into the circumstances of the death of the late Mr Philip Caines, who died in Southampton General Hospital having suffered from an infection in his blood and paralysis of his legs. More …

Head Injuries in Children – long-term consequences

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Head injuries can occur by a number of causes, but are most commonly suffered in falls, car accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, sports-related accidents and child abuse.&nbsp; They may be minor or potentially fatal.<br /><br /> More …

Press update: Blake Lapthorn client clinical negligence Inquest in Somerset

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On Wednesday 8 June 2011 the inquest will resume in Wells town hall into the death of the young child, Katelyn Seers, being heard before HM Coroner for East Somerset, Mr Tony Williams. More …