Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

A Change of Scenery?

Summer is over, and the weather is changing rapidly. When you are suffering with a chronic pain condition it means the battle with the heat may have ended for now, but a new battle emerges, the cold. Unless you are lucky enough to live in a warm climate...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part Five: The Opioid Crisis

Professor Lesley Colvin, from the University of Dundee was quoted in a recent report “Most people are aware of the opioid epidemic in the States, where there's been a huge increase in strong opioids prescribed for the management of chronic pain...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part Four - Alternative Treatments

In this penultimate article in our series of treatments for chronic pain we will be looking at alternative treatments that have been used or are currently being tested.. We will be exploring a number of treatments that are readily available and some that...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain - Part Three: Medication

Almost every person who has suffered from or been diagnosed with a Chronic Pain disorder will have initially been prescribed medication designed to manage their pain. Medication is the first and most obvious solution for treating and managing pain. There...

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part Two - Non Surgical Treatments

In the last article we looked at the different surgical options available for treating chronic pain conditions.  In this article we will be looking at some of the other medical treatments available to manage chronic pain.

Options for the treatment of Chronic Pain: Part One - Surgical options

Suffering from a chronic pain condition can be a lonely place.  Studies have shown over two fifths of the current population of the UK currently suffer from a chronic pain condition, many of which have developed as a result of an injury which has occurred as a result of the negligence of a third party. 

Managing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in the hot weather

With the UK currently experiencing a heat wave with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius, many people suffering from CRPS are experiencing flare ups along with new and sometimes additional extreme symptoms.

Freedom of Choice: Choose your Lawyer carefully

Freedom of choice is not something that is generally discussed when instructing a solicitor for the first time but it is an important thing to be aware of.  Freedom of choice does exactly what it says on the tin – it allows you to choose who will...

Action for Brain Injury Awareness week

Action for Brain Injury Awareness week took place on 20 th – 26 th May 2019 and was founded by the brain injury association, Headway UK. The theme this year was ‘Brain Drain’ focusing on the debilitating fatigue that affects many of...

May 12th was Fibromyalgia Awareness Day - Let's help spread awareness

May 12 th  2019 was  Fibromyalgia Awareness Day and was founded by the National Fibromyalgia Association as a day where sufferers of this silent and debilitating condition are able to unite to spread awareness about living with the chronic pain...

Establishing Causation of Fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Paul Turner, Associate Chronic Pain Lawyer at Goughs Solicitors discusses the difficulties Fibromyalgia sufferers may face when it comes to proving the causative basis of their condition. One of the biggest challenges in establishing whether an accident...

Breaking the Pain Cycle

As a specialist lawyer working closely with victims of chronic pain, I feel immensely privileged to act for people who are often vulnerable and whose lives they describe as being “on hold”. 

Thankfully, I have not experienced any chronic pain in my life, of course I have broken bones and pulled muscles, however, unlike with victims of chronic pain, my pain went away. 

The life and times of a CRPS victim

Just a quick note to introduce myself, my name is Paul Turner and I am a lawyer and chronic pain specialist at Goughs Solicitors. For almost two years I have had the pleasure of acting for a man in his early 30’s. Sadly the Claimant...

Causes of Fibromyalgia, Diagnostics and Treatment

It’s not clear why some people develop Fibromyalgia, a chronic muscular/tendon pain disorder. The exact cause is unknown, but it's likely that a number of factors are involved.

Birth Trauma Awareness Week - 1st to 8th July 2018

Studies show that every year up to 20,000 women experience a traumatic birth and as many as 200,000 more women may feel traumatised by childbirth. Such trauma has devastating effects on women and families, with many suffering long lasting physical and...

Tinnitus Awareness Week

Tinnitus is the hearing of a sound when no external source of the noise is present. Individuals suffering from Tinnitus will often hear buzzing, ringing, hissing, whooshing or chirping sounds that appear to be coming from inside the ear. Many conditions and...

Road Traffic Accidents at Christmas

The number of reported road traffic accidents increases each year over the festive period and this is due to a number of different causes including:  Increased volumes of cars on the road  Increased consumption of alcohol (or drugs) ...

What to do after an accident: STOP

If you are involved in a road traffic accident then it can be difficult to remember what to do at the time.  Everything happens very quickly and you are likely to have adrenaline rushing through your body or be experiencing symptoms of shock.  ...

The importance of road safety

Breaking the speed limit or travelling too fast for conditions is recorded by police at crash scenes as a contributory factor in one in four (23%) fatal crashes in Great Britain.* The chances are we all know someone who has been involved in a road traffic...

Stop The Pressure!

Pressure ulcers are otherwise known as bedsores or pressure sores. These ulcers occur when there is prolonged pressure on the skin or soft tissue, causing the skin and underlying tissues to become damaged. They can affect anyone but commonly occur in those...

Glow Day 2017 - Child Brain Injury Trust

Every 30 minutes a child or young person will acquire a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness. A brain injury is an injury for life and can have a devastating and life long impact on both the child and their families. The Child Brain Injury...

World Cerebral Palsy Day - 6th October 2017

World Cerebral Palsy day is a movement created by and for the Cerebral Palsy (CP) community. The vision is to ensure everyone with CP across the world has the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else. By individuals taking local action, a global...

BackCare Awareness Week: 2nd -6th October 2017

Back pain is one of the most costly health issues in the country affecting over 80% of the UK population and costing the NHS billions of pounds every year. Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the leading causes of absence from the work place, costing the...

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, how is it diagnosed and can it be treated?

To continue our campaign to raise awareness of chronic pain conditions we have set out what a diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) means. CRPS is a chronic pain condition that develops after trauma to the body, causing severe and normally...

World Sepsis Day - 13th September 2017

The 13 th September marked World Sepsis Day and has been organised by the Global Sepsis Alliance every year since 2012. Their aim is simple; to raise public awareness and provide an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against sepsis. Sepsis...
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