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Higgs bake off raises cash for Beacon

20th February 2023

Higgs bake off raises cash for Beacon

Lawyers and support staff at leading regional law firm Higgs LLP got busy in the kitchen to raise more than £300 for a sight loss charity.

Jyoti Chohan and Sarina Nar, Paralegals in the Clinical Negligence team, organised the cake and samosa sale to support Beacon Vision.

The charity helps people living in around Wolverhampton with sight conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, tunnel vision and glaucoma.

The baked treats were sold to employees at Higgs’ Brierley Hill base, while there was also a competition to guess the number of sweets in a jar.

Clare Langford, Partner in Higgs' Clinical Negligence team, said: “We were delighted to support Beacon Vision and the team had great fun getting creative in the kitchen to raise more than £300 for a fantastic cause.

“Beacon is a charity very close to our hearts as we have supported a number of people with sight loss in clinical negligence claims recently.

“While we help people recover the money they need to move forward with their lives, Beacon is on hand to offer practical help and activities.”

Higgs recently represented a client who suffered almost total loss of sight due to incorrectly prescribed medication.

Higgs was successful in securing a settlement of £1.4million in addition to annual payments of over £100,000.

Clare added: “The clinical negligence team was proud to secure this settlement which reflects the severe impact on our client’s life as a result of the injury.

“Another client recently attended his GP practice complaining of double vision. His GP sent him to see his high street optician and he was prescribed new glasses but, before he could collect these, he suffered a loss of vision in his right eye.

“He attended A&E and bloods were taken. The client was started on treatment but began to suffer from hallucinations and then completely lost vision in both eyes.”

The team was also able to secure compensation for a client who lost vision in both eyes due to a delay in diagnosis of meningitis, meaning the infection caused permanent damage to his optic nerves.

Higgs has a proud history of supporting local charities and community groups.

Last year the firm donated more than £11,000 to 22 good causes in the West Midlands from money raised by colleagues.

Clare said: “These are difficult times for charities and support groups as the financial problems continue. Support such as this is vital, particularly for smaller charities.”

 

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