Author: Anna Mantle

Webinar: Complications arising from pelvic mesh surgery and the medicolegal challenges

Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez, Consultant in Pain Medicine and highly experienced expert witness, will be hosting a webinar about complications arising from pelvic mesh surgery on Thursday 23rd May at 10-11am. Join Dr Ramos-Galvez for an…
Categories : Articles, Pain
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A medicolegal perspective on the treatment of varicose veins

Varicose veins are superficial blood vessels, most commonly in the lower extremities, that have become abnormally enlarged and convoluted, normally as a result of defective valves, which allow blood to flow in the reverse direction. They…
Categories : Articles, Vascular Surgery
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain

Surgical intervention may be required in the treatment of many illnesses and injuries. While many patients recover completely and consider surgery extremely beneficial, a significant proportion go on to develop chronic post-surgical pain (CPSP) (1-5). Chronic…
Categories : Articles, Pain
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The Medicolegal Implications of Advance Directives in Intensive Care

An advance directive, or living will, is a statement of instructions regarding future treatment options, including the right to refuse treatment, in the case of incapacitating illness which renders the patient unable to make decisions.…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts

Although percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is viewed as a less invasive treatment, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is now accepted as a highly effective solution to obstructive disease of the coronary arteries in certain patients.…
Categories : Articles, Cardiac Surgery
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WEBINAR: Nerve injuries and assessing quantum in medicolegal cases

Join Mr Pundrique Sharma, experienced Plastic Surgeon and expert witness, on Tuesday 20th February at 10.30-11.30am for an informative webinar about nerve injuries in a medicolegal context. Drawing on one of his areas of special interest, Mr Sharma…
Categories : News, Plastic Surgery
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Outcomes after Foot and Ankle Injuries and their Medicolegal Implications

Ankle injuries are extremely frequent: sprains account for around 5% of all Emergency Department visits in the UK each year, while ankle fractures are one of the commonest fractures to require surgical intervention. Complications arising…
Categories : Articles, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Pain and malingering from a medicolegal perspective

There are several definitions of malingering, but in essence, it is the deliberate and fraudulent feigning or exaggeration of the symptoms of illness or injury for an external benefit. In this last respect, it differs…
Categories : Articles, Pain
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The Medicolegal Notebook Podcast

Want to know more about when you should instruct an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for a case you're working on? Mr Zaid Sadiq recently hosted an informative webinar about his specialty where he discussed a series of…
Categories : News, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Updates
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Managing Joint Pain

Joint pain may be either acute or chronic. Acute joint pain arises from infection, trauma, autoimmune and inflammatory processes. Without prompt diagnosis and appropriate management, there is a high risk of long-term consequences, including disability.…
Categories : Articles, Pain
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