In response to the Covid-19 crisis affecting the medical and justice systems in the UK, NRC Medical Experts has adapted its ways of working to ensure as far as possible, legal cases can progress during lockdown and social distancing. Desktop expert witness reports are proving particularly valuable at this time. […]
Solicitors supporting clients with neurological conditions and brain injuries should be aware of the significant psychological stressors presented by Covid-19 over the coming months, as well as lessons from history about the long-term neurological impact of pandemics on individuals and society. Pandemics cause fear, anxiety and stress The psychological stressors […]
Desktop reports, remote assessments and free pre-assessment conversations are just some of the ways we are supporting clients as the impact of Covid-19 is felt across the UK. At NRC Medical Experts, we are now carrying out virtual clinical assessments where appropriate. In our experience, clients or their loved ones […]
Researchers from the University of Bonn, writing in the journal Annals of Neurology, have identified an autoantibody mechanism that could help with the development of new therapies against certain types of epilepsy. Understanding epilepsy Epilepsy can be caused by brain injury – from a tumour or a traumatic injury, or […]
Traditionally face-to-face sectors, in recent weeks the healthcare and justice systems have begun to embrace video technologies in order to continue to progress the work of the courts as the UK faces self-isolation and lockdown. Maintaining essential public services With courts and tribunals considered an essential public service, the Coronavirus […]
As the impact of Covid-19 is felt by businesses and individuals across the UK and beyond, at NRC Medical Experts we are committing to new ways of working so we can maintain our usual service to our clients during this unprecedented time. In line with guidance from the WHO and […]
Research carried out by Calvert Reconnections and Exchange Chambers reveals delays and lack of resources in the brain injury rehabilitation sector, according to senior brain injury solicitors. Brain injury partners at law firms across the UK were surveyed, with 88% of respondents saying that solicitors for the defence did not […]
Following a 22-month study by the Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group into the incidence of dementia in former footballers, the FA is set to ban heading in children’s football in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but not, as yet, in Wales. Though still to release final guidelines, it is thought […]
Professor Steven Laurey, a Belgian neurologist, has been awarded €1m (£850,000) to fund further work to improve diagnoses of severe brain injuries resulting in coma. The Generet Prize is a grant from the King Baudouin Foundation, named after the former Belgian monarch. It is hoped that the research will improve […]
At NRC Medical Experts, we know that serious injury cases can be long and complex. Finding the right expert witness to support your case is a crucial part of building a successful case. Due to the complexity of neurological injury, rehabilitation and recovery, solicitors often come to us with questions […]