A new study from King’s College London has found that inconsistent responses in the brain could be the key to understanding common links between abnormal behaviours in a range of mental illnesses and cognitive disorders. Reviewing studies that measure electrical tremors found that brain waves within individuals living with conditions […]
This week marks Road Safety Week, is the UK’s biggest road safety event coordinated by road safety charity Brakeand backed by the Department of Transport. Every week at NRC Medical Experts we’re asked to assess and provide reports for individuals who have experienced life-changing injuries as a result of road […]
On 10 September each year organisations across the globe, including the Samaritans in the UK, come together on World Suicide Prevention Day. Their aim is to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide. When it comes to people living with brain injury, […]
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. […]
Recent research published in Public Health journal, The Lancet, indicates that half of all homeless people may be living with the impact of brain injury, which may have been a cause or contributing factor to their homelessness. The study, the first meta-analysis to evaluate the prevalence of traumatic brain injury […]
50,000 people in the UK live with a spinal injury. The leading cause is falls and spinal cord injuries are most common with people aged between 16 and 30 years old.   How does the spinal cord work? The spinal cord is the part of the central nervous system that […]
Dr Julian Harriss, of the National Neurological Rehabilitation Chambers, on the vital classification process that shapes treatments and outcomes after brain injury. We often use the terms “concussion” and “mild” or “minor” head or brain injury, synonymously; and read “moderate”, “severe” and, more recently, “very severe” brain injury in medical […]
Seizures may occur after traumatic brain injury; these are known as post-traumatic seizures (PTS). However, not everyone who has post-traumatic seizures will continue to have post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE), because the latter is a chronic condition. However, the terms PTS and PTE are used interchangeably in medical literature. Understanding epilepsy and […]
The only true statement about a life expectancy estimate for the Court is that it is bound to be wrong. There are so many variables to take into account in coming to a life expectancy, particularly in someone with a severe disability, that an accurate prognosis is next to impossible. […]