The medico legal challenges of gaining informed consent for spinal surgery
Mr Patrick McKenna In this article Mr McKenna, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, discusses the issues surrounding consent and specifically informed consent related to spinal surgery, an inherently complex surgical specialty. Consent is defined as obtaining agreement…Read more
An Introduction to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez LMS, FRCA, FFPMRCA Consultant in Pain Medicine and leading expert witness discusses the complexities that Complex Regional Pain presents to both the medical and legal profession. In this, the…Read more
Is the opioid crisis coming to the UK and what impact could it have on medical negligence claims?
Opioids are natural and synthetic substances that activate opioid neuroreceptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems and include morphine, codeine, fentanyl, tramadol, methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone (1–3). Despite a lack of evidence of their…Read more
Orthopaedic trauma surgeon: expert witness credentials
Mr Ash Vasireddy is a full-time fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, which is one of the busiest major trauma centres in the U.K. He qualified at Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ Medical…Read more
Chronic Periodontitis: Diagnosis, Treatment and Medico Legal Challenges
In this article Mr Antony Visocchi, dental surgeon, discusses chronic periodontitis, a common disease and the cause of many claims involving dentists. He explores the condition and the circumstances that can lead to cases of clinical negligence arising. …Read more
Not a "run of the mill" expert...
Mr Aswinkumar (Ash) Vasireddy BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS, has recently joined our team of experts in his capacity as Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon– and he is not a ‘run of the mill’ expert witness by…Read more
The use of surveillance in personal injury cases
Dr Chris Jenner In this article Dr Chris Jenner discusses the use of surveillance in personal injury cases. Covert surveillance is increasingly used by defendants where a claim involves ongoing pain without an apparent organic…Read more
Is admission to intensive care always the right answer?
A key part of life as a doctor in any discipline involves assessing a situation and deciding on the right course of action – in many specialties this involves considering whether a treatment can make…Read more
Case study: Phantom limb pain and how engaging the right pain expert had a significant impact on the claimant's quality of life
This article explores a case of phantom limb pain and clearly demonstrates how engaging the right pain expert had a significant and positive impact on quality of life for the claimant. Dr Chris Jenner MB…Read more