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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.
Representatives of the DoJ appeared before the Justice Committee at Stormont yesterday to provide an update on the review of the legal framework for setting the personal injury discount rate.
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.
Case review 2020-10-09
The Court of Appeal have today handed down the judgment in this landmark decision, finding in favour of the appellant who had challenged the decision of no award for her accommodation claim.
We are pleased to announce that the publication of the 2021 edition of The Legal 500 UK has seen us ranked as a ‘top-tier firm’ in nine practice areas.
Aside from the horrific cost to life of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic cost is widely acknowledged to mean a serious recession, the likes of which have not been seen in modern times. No one is immune to its effects and insurers are no different.
Kennedys has urged the Irish Government to change the way the personal injury discount rate is calculated to reflect what injured people actually do with their compensation in real life.
Kennedys has urged the Northern Ireland Executive to change the way the personal injury discount rate is calculated to reflect what injured people do with their compensation in real life. This is in response to a consultation issued by Stormont, which our Belfast office has responded to drawing upon the experiences of the firm’s national offices.
In this edition of the PI brief, we highlight a recent decision where insurer was not permitted to intervene to dispute liability and some procedural wins for defendants on psychiatric expert evidence and costs sanctions for exaggerated claims.