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Remedial order to update the Fatal Accidents Act - the implications in elderly deaths

United Kingdom - October 29 2019 The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (FAA) allows relatives of a person killed through negligence to obtain damages. This includes a claim for dependants such...

Women suffer inequality in cardiac care

United Kingdom - October 1 2019 Women are twice as likely to die from coronary heart disease leading to a heart attack than they are from breast cancer. Yet while this is a leading...

National Heart Month 2019: Penningtons Manches supports campaign to raise awareness of coronary heart disease

United Kingdom - February 21 2019 February is National Heart Month, which started in the USA in 1964 but is now gaining coverage in the UK. The aim is to raise awareness about heart...

The importance of keeping an accurate medical history in suspected Cauda Equina Syndrome cases

United Kingdom - December 6 2018 Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a potentially devastating condition, with the potential for rapid deterioration. It is usually caused by the herniation...

The Gosport Independent Panel Report: analysis of an appalling catalogue of errors

United Kingdom - June 22 2018 A report was published on 20 June 2018 into the premature deaths of hundreds of elderly patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire. The...