Poor NHS Care for Women with Heart Failure

A recent article in the Daily Mail revealed that a study by Oxford University found female patients receive ‘sub optimal care’ when it comes to diagnostic tests, prescriptions and follow-up appointments.  The research was led by Dr Nathalie Conrad, a PhD student who focuses on the epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases. ‘Heart failure is a severe condition Read More …

Maternal Infection could be Halved if Antibiotics are Given

Sepsis is a problem in the UK. According to an article recently published in the Daily Mail, sepsis is the biggest cause of maternal death in the UK When it comes to childbirth, assisted births (forceps or ventouse) increase the risk of sepsis. A study has revealed that if antibiotics were given to mothers who Read More …

Drop in GP numbers

A study undertaken by the Nuffield Trust has identified a significant drop in the number of GPs. The study which was commissioned by the BBC reported that the numbers of GPs per 100,000 people has now dropped from approximately 65 to 60. This has the effect of longer waiting times and more pressure being placed Read More …

Giving Birth at Night or During the Weekend – an increase in medical negligence and compensation claims?

According to research conducted by the Daily Mail (following information obtained under the Freedom of Information Laws), three quarters of maternity units have no Consultants during the night. Apparently, the majority of Consultants go home at night and leave the care of women in labour to midwives and junior doctors. According to the Daily Mail, Read More …

A Rise in Medical Negligence Claims Due to Longer NHS Waiting Times Warns the National Audit Office

A knock on effect of the increase in NHS waiting times may be the increase in medical negligence claims. The National Audit Office published the “NHS Waiting Times for Elective and Cancer Treatment” https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/NHS-waiting-times-for-elective-and-cancer-treatment.pdf which documented that the waiting times nearly doubled between March 2013 and November 2018, growing from 2.7 million to 4.2 million. Read More …

Each Baby Counts: Update

“Each Baby Counts” is the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist’s (“RCOG”) national quality improvement programme to reduce the number of babies who die (stillbirth or neonatal death) or are left severely disabled as a result of incidents occurring during labour (see earlier blog and https://www.rcog.org.uk/eachbabycounts for more information). The salient points from the report Read More …

Jonathan Abrams Comments in World IP Review

https://www.worldipreview.com/news/watch-out-swatch-sues-samsung-in-new-york-17568 Article From World Intellectual Property Review: Swatch sues Samsung in New York Swiss company Swatch Group has accused Samsung Electronics and its American subsidiary of infringing its trademark on designs for downloadable smartwatch faces. In the complaint, filed on Friday, February 22, in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Read More …

Happy 2019!

Happy 2019! 2018 was a busy and successful year for Gregory Abrams Davidson Solicitors. Having started out as a partnership, we came a corporate entity, proudly transitioning from an LLP to a Limited Company. We expanded our Corporate & Commercial teams, both contentious and transactional work in our Central London office and in Liverpool. We Read More …

QUALCOMM V BROADCOM – THE VALUE OF IP ASSETS

The media has been scattered recently with reports surrounding the unsolicited bid of $103 billion for Qualcomm Inc, made by Broadcom Ltd. The companies are competitors in the mobile device chipmaking industry; manufacturing and supplying these components to international computer and telecommunication companies. There is substantial scrutiny around the prospective takeover as, should the offer Read More …

New HR Scheme launched with Neeta Laing, Head of Employment Law

We are excited to tell you about a new service – the launch of a fixed-fee HR Scheme as we meet Neeta Laing, Head of Employment at GAD LLP Solicitors. What is the GAD HR Scheme? The scheme is a fantastic service providing employment law and HR Support at a fixed fee. Benefits of the Read More …