Articles

Medicolegal challenges in cardiovascular-related claims

Cardiovascular medicine is concerned with all conditions of the circulatory system, while cardiologists specialise in diseases and abnormalities of the heart. Compared to other specialties, negligence claims in cardiovascular medicine are relatively rare and make…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology
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The Medicolegal Implications of Failure to Diagnose and Delayed Diagnosis of Head and Neck Cancer 

Head and neck cancers (HNC) are relatively uncommon, accounting for less than 5% of all cancers, and are generally associated with longstanding tobacco and alcohol use. However, the epidemiology of HNC is changing, which is…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thought Leadership
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Expressing and owning an opinion

In medicolegal cases, it is rare for the legal teams involved to have sufficient specialist knowledge to make a judgement on the medical issues raised by a case. Therefore, they rely on medical experts to…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology, Intensive care, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Assessing Patients with Dental, Cranial or Facial Conditions

In line with most fields of medicine, litigation involving oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) is increasing, as is the amount paid out in compensation (1), although OMFS claims result, on average, in the lowest amount…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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What does a cardiologist do?

Cardiologists diagnose, assess and treat patients with diseases and defects of the heart and blood vessels, also called the cardiovascular system. Range of conditions Cardiologists manage patients with conditions such as: angina; chest pain and…
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The Value a Well-Written Medicolegal Report Can Make to your Defence

With any medical procedure, there is an inherent risk that an adverse event may occur, which may ultimately lead to a claim of medical negligence and litigation. Often, as part of a case, independent expert…
Categories : Articles, Medicolegal reports, Thought Leadership
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Clinical Negligence in Orthopaedic Trauma

For a clinical negligence claim to be successful, it must be shown that the claimant was owed a duty of care by the defendant, that the duty of care was breached and that as a…
Categories : Articles, Medicolegal reports, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The value a well-written medicolegal report can add to a claim

When an individual decides to bring a claim for personal injury, and any associated subsequent losses, they will need to be able to prove that an accident occurred, that it was caused by someone else’s…
Categories : Articles, Medicolegal reports, Thought Leadership
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The Impact of the Francis Report on Medical Practice

It is now over five years since the Francis Report was published and the duty of candour legislation was put into place in England. A similar statutory duty came into force in Scotland in 2018…
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The Use of Video Conferencing in a Healthcare Setting

Video conferencing (VC) allows two or more locations to connect to each other by using real-time two-way video and audio transmission. The use of this type of technology has grown rapidly over the past 15…
Categories : Articles, Dentistry, News, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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