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Mesothelioma and asbestos related claims

Blog for Action Mesothelioma Day 2015

1st July 2015

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

There was a time when lawyers and insurers were led to believe that asbestos claims would peak in 2010.  Five years later it seems that we continue to be in the midst of a Mesothelioma epidemic.    Asbestos has been illegal for decades, its total use finally banned in 1999.  Why then, are we still feeling its deadly effects even now?

The future of the NHS

The Future of the NHS

26th June 2015

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

During the 2015 General Election the major parties made many headline grabbing promises to improve the NHS which included improved waiting times, longer opening hours and increased operating budgets.  Now that the political media storm is over, we wait to see whether the promises become reality. 

NHS or private healthcare – which would you choose?

5th June 2015

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

With the NHS facing increased pressure from an aging population and public sector cuts, an increasing amount of media coverage has questioned the health service’s ability to satisfy demand. In response to the debate, The British Health Report 2015 has investigated how the general public and medical professionals feel about the capabilities of the NHS compared to private healthcare.

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The NHS postcode lottery: fact or fiction?

18th May 2015

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

The idea that National Health Service (NHS) care varies by region is not a new one. Indeed, over the past few years, politicians have been forced to deny claims that patients in some regions are exposed to worse care than others. The British Health Report 2015, commissioned by personal injury and medical negligence solicitors, Your Legal Friend, investigated whether medical professionals and the public believe there is a healthcare postcode lottery.

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Informed consent - shoulder dystocia - the risks for babies of diabetic women

24th April 2015

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

In 1999 Mrs Montgomery was expecting her first baby – an exciting time for any new mother. She was an insulin dependent diabetic and relatively short, being just over 5 feet tall. It was well known at that time that women suffering from diabetes were likely to have larger than average babies. 

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How important is the NHS when you vote?

16th April 2015

Posted by: Your Legal Friend

Over 90% of the British public take the National Health Service (NHS) into consideration when voting and over a quarter say it is their top priority, new research has found. Yet over half of medical professionals (56%) believe that no political party best represents the interests of the health service.