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In the latest episode of Insurance Post TV, experts across the insurance sector preview the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, which took place from 31 October until the middle of November.
Kennedys has responded to the Ministry of Justice’s Call for Evidence on the future of dispute resolution in England and Wales, highlighting that technology has the potential to resolve disputes on a more efficient, humanised, simpler and inclusive basis.
The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recently published new draft guidance, focused on rehabilitation after traumatic injury. We review its implications for serious injury compensators, including the practical consequences for management and funding of private rehabilitation packages, and the adequacy of its recommendations in relation to healthcare technology or ‘healthtech’.
Kennedys is growing its London team with the hire of three partners from the BLM catastrophic injury team, Antony French, Anthony Rawlins and Deirdre Burgess. They will also be joined by six associates and a litigation assistant from BLM.
At the start of the pandemic, we predicted that the psychological impact of COVID-19 and the national lockdown could trigger further psychological harm in personal injury claimants already dealing with the physical or mental consequences of an accident, and expose compensators to additional claims inflation.
We attended a variety of virtual sessions over four days of ACRM 2020, including seminars, panel debates and product exhibitions from a diverse range of institutions, clinicians and entrepreneurs.
This year’s American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual conference was itself an example of technological improvisation, with virtual delegates attending online due to the pandemic. One of the recurring themes of its numerous seminars was the medical necessity for reinvention of traditional rehabilitation models and the involuntary shift of providers towards caretech solutions for reasons of business continuity and infection control.
Opioid addiction has received growing publicity in the US in recent years, with hundreds of thousands affected. Despite regulatory changes the problem remains significant, to the extent that the issue has featured in the 2020 race for the White House.
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2020 annual conference featured several limb loss or amputation-focused presentations. Many of these highlighted a new approach that is developing in the US, where the sector as a whole collaborates on accessible platforms with the aim of sharing information and resources so as to improve treatment and quality of life for amputees.
The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual conference, being held virtually this year, featured a presentation by a renowned centre in Atlanta with a progressive approach to prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC) care.