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Class Action Lawsuit Against The UK Government

The following question was posted to me on Twitter: Do you think there are any grounds for a class action against UK government for failing to provide health service for ME/CFS patients?My answer...

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The Link Between Chronic Pain & Smoking

Smokers are far more likely to report problems with persistent musculoskeletal pain than non-smokers, according to a new study in the Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society, www.ampai...

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Post Traumatic Fibromyalgia & Litigation

Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a pathological entity most chronic pain physicians will be familiar with. Only recently, has definite clinical and scientific recognition been received for a syndrome hi...

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Ill-Health Retirement Rejected

QuestionI am currently suffering with Fibromyalgia which is preventing me from carrying out my employment as a teacher. I have tried to apply for ill health retirement, but my application has been...

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Exaggerating The Seriousness Of Your Fibromyalgia

Question:I am in the middle of a law case.  I have been accused of exaggerating the seriousness of my Fibromyalgia.   The doctor for the other side has been shown DVDs of me shopping and walkin...

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Insurers Won’t Pay Out For My Critical Illness Insurance Policy

Question:I have bad Fibromyalgia and not been able to work for twelve months.  I have a Critical Illness Insurance Policy but the insurers will not pay out.  They say that Fibromyalgia is not on...

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Is It Impossible To Find A Link Between Fibromyalgia & Accidents

Question: I developed Fibromyalgia after an accident.  My solicitor says it is impossible to prove the link between accidents and Fibromyalgia.  She says I should settle on the basis of...

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My Solicitor Has Sent My Medical Report Without My Consent

Question: I have Legal Expenses insurance on my claim.  My solicitors have obtained a medical report which is full of inaccuracies and unsupportive of the case.  My solicitor has sent t...

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Brian Barr Solicitors Secure £419,000 In Fibromyalgia Compensation Claim

Former postal worker Louise Balsom from Daventry has been awarded £419,000 by a Judge following a “minor traffic accident” after a lengthy legal battle. In April 2002, Louise, then aged 36, was d...

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Income Protection Claim Turned Down

Dear BrianI have been turned down on my income protection claim because of a report commissioned by my insurance company from a company doing CPAD (chronic pain abilities determination). The tests...

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