8 March 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Lawyer says CFS work claims will struggle
People with CFS face an ‘uphill struggle’ to prove that their condition was caused or exacerbated by work-related stress, following the High Court’s rejection of a claim by a former HR manager who sued her former employer for £1.25m saying she became ill as result of working 11-hour days. That is the view of Roger Jones, a partner at the law firm Kennedys which acted for her employer. He successfully argued in court that there were no academic articles or research to show that CFS was caused by stress.
Solicitors Journal, p 7
Diagnosed with M.E. as a teenager Alex Terry tells how she gained a first class degree in ancient history at the University of Newcastle and an MA with distinction in the same subject at the University of Nottingham, despite a 17-year battle with the condition.
Haverhill Weekly News, p 14 & 15
Thousands at rally
Thousands of NHS medical and support staff attended rally in Westminster yesterday against the Government’s Health and Social Care Bill. A defiant tone was set at the start when the crowd gave a noisy standing ovation to June Hautot, the veteran health service campaigner who cornered Health Secretary Andrew Lansley in Downing Street last month.
Guardian, p 4
Group to hold open day
Central Lancashire CFS Group is holding an open day at Galoway’s, Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham on 29 March from 11am - 4pm. Aimed at people with CFS and their carers, visitors to the event will have the opportunity to learn about the group’s monthly lunches and craft group.
Chorley Guardian, p 26
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