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Eight years after ladder fall, victim writes book.


Eight years after falling from a ladder, window cleaner Philip Fairclough is thought to be the only brain injury victim to write and publish a book about the traumatic condition.

On 7 November 1994 Fairclough's ladder slipped, sending him head first on to a concrete patio. Paramedics predicted that he would not survive an hour after his admittance to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, UK.

'Living with Brain Injury' was inspired by the medical team who put him back on the road to recovery and was made a priority when Fairclough realised that there were no books covering the issue from the patient's viewpoint.

Published by medical publishers Jessica Kingsley, 'Living with Brain Injury' is available in the UK, the US, Australia and Singapore. It is priced at GBP9.95 in the UK.
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Title Annotation:Living with Brain Injury
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Date:Sep 10, 2002
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