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Last month, Kennedys hosted an exclusive afternoon with Billy Monger, also known as Billy Whizz, a successful young British driver with race-winning success in Ginetta Junior and British F4, to talk about his accident, rehabilitation and life afterwards. In this article, we delve into Billy’s story, and discuss some key takeaways for claims professionals in relation to amputee rehabilitation.
The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a summary of consultation responses along with its 2022 guidelines on ‘rehabilitation after traumatic injury’. In this article, we set out our initial thoughts with regard to the new guidelines and the impact these may have on compensators from a claims handling perspective.
Case review 15/09/2021
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in this interesting fatal accident claim which will have repercussions for Insurers and their claims portfolios, particularly those involving significant services (care) dependency claims.
The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recently published new draft guidance, focused on rehabilitation after traumatic injury.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’.
In this article, we consider the definition of Functional Neurological Disorder, how it is treated and what such a diagnosis means for personal injury claims handling.
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.
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 Seventh Edition of the Ogden Tables was published on 1 August 2011. Much has changed in the intervening nine years as the Explanatory Notes to the Eighth Edition make clear, not least Brexit, a global pandemic and gradually declining improvements in life expectancy.
We are delighted to confirm the promotion of thirteen lawyers to our partnership across practice areas including commercial, employment and healthcare, as well as specialist areas of insurance and liability that include cyber, property and construction, professional liability, travel, abuse and fraud. Eight of those promoted are based in the UK, with four in the US and one in Australia. Our worldwide partner count is now 264.
Osseointegration or direct skeletal fixation (DSF) is an alternative method of attaching a prosthesis to an amputee’s body and involves a titanium rod being inserted directly into the bone. The process therefore eliminates the need for a traditional socket. Here, we get the views of an orthopaedic surgeon who has trained to carry out osseointegration and a prosthetics expert who clinically treats amputees who have undergone the surgery.