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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.
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.
Case review 14/10/2020
Requirement for expert evidence in professional negligence cases upheld by the High Court in Ireland
The High Court in Ireland struck out this professional negligence claim against a defendant solicitor, in circumstances where the plaintiff failed to obtain expert evidence in support of his claim. The principles asserted by Mr Justice Meenan are equally as applicable in clinical negligence claims.
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.
Much has been learnt from the recent operational response to COVID-19 in terms of the way in which different healthcare providers have responded to the pandemic at short notice.
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.
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.