Articles

The Medicolegal Challenges of Fibromyalgia

Although fibromyalgia (FM) is now widely accepted, there is still no definitive diagnostic test for the condition and the causes are not yet fully understood. Therefore, the condition presents several challenges in the medicolegal field.…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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Achieving the Duty of Candour

This is the second in a series of four articles on The Francis Report and its impact.  We have explored the background to the report in our first article and here we discuss how health providers…
Categories : Articles, News, Thought Leadership, Updates
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Medicolegal liability in intensive care

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a complex environment and the patients being treated in it often have complicated needs that require invasive and potentially dangerous interventions. Therefore, it is not perhaps surprising that adverse…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Thought Leadership
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Limb Salvage vs Amputation

A badly damaged limb with a complex fracture is one of the most challenging situations for an orthopaedic surgeon. Many patients who present with such injuries are young people of working age, for whom the…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The Francis Report: Key Findings

This is the first in a series of four articles on The Francis Report and its impact.  We will be exploring the background to the report, analysing the duty of candour and barriers to its use,…
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Compartment Syndrome and its medicolegal consequences

Compartment syndrome is a devastating limb threatening condition. It is infrequent and usually associated with fractures, predominantly of the tibia. It is a clinical diagnosis and if treatment is delayed or missed, it leads to…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Fibromyalgia - video series

In our latest video series, Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez talks about fibromyalgia and how it is diagnosed, before moving on (in his second video) to discuss the medico legal challenges of a fibromyalgia diagnosis. What is…
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Psychological or Physical Diseases?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and fibromyalgia (FM) are common chronic pain syndromes. Both are characterised by extreme pain but while CRPS affects only one region of the body, in FM the pain is widespread…
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Intensive Care and Anaesthesia - Thought Leadership Series

Dr Martin Stotz explores 4 different aspects of intensive care medicolegal work.  About Dr Stotz Dr Stotz is a Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at St Mary’s Hospital in London, where he leads a…
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Orthopaedic Trauma - Thought Leadership Series

Mr Ash Vasireddy discusses a range of topics relating to his work as an Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon and expert witness. About Mr Vasireddy Mr Vasireddy is a full-time fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon at King’s College…
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