Articles

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…
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Is admission to intensive care always the right answer?

Dr Chris Danbury Dr Chris Danbury, Consultant Intensivist, shares his view. A key part of life as a doctor in any discipline involves assessing a situation and deciding on the right course of action –…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care
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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…
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What is an ICU Specialist?

The latest expert to join the team is Dr Chris Danbury, MB BS, M.Phil, FRCP, FRCA, FFICM.  He is a Consultant Intensive Care Physician trained and assessed to be proficient in the comprehensive clinical management of…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care
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The medicolegal challenges associated with pelvic mesh complications

Research published in October 2018 showed that 3.3% of mesh implants used for urinary incontinence cause complications requiring reversal operations.  In this article, Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez LMS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, Consultant in Pain Medicine and expert…
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Post Mastectomy Pain Syndrome (PMPS) and its medico legal challenges

Dr Chris Jenner MB BS, FRCA FFPMRCA, Consultant in Pain Medicine, explores post-mastectomy pain syndrome in this article.  He describes the symptoms of this painful condition and also explores the medico legal challenges of establishing…
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Spinal Surgery Case Study: Wrong Patient Selection

In the first of a series of three case reviews, Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez LMS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, Expert Witness and Consultant in Pain Medicine with a sub-specialty in spinal surgery, discusses how complications can develop into chronic…
Categories : Articles, Case Studies, Pain, Spinal surgery
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Sepsis: Challenges of diagnosis and building a medicolegal case

Dr C Danbury, MB BS M.Phil FRCP FRCA FFICM, Consultant Intensive Care Physician, explores the condition of sepsis in a medicolegal context. What is sepsis? One of the major conditions facing an Intensive Care Physician…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Challenges of diagnosis and building a medico legal case

Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez, Consultant in Pain Medicine, explores the condition of CRPS in more detail and explains the challenges of diagnosis and proving causation, as well as discussing the subjectivity of assessment.  Find out more…
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Preparing for a hot tub

Hot-tubbing, the process of expert witnesses from the same discipline providing concurrent expert evidence (as set out in paragraph 11 of the CPR practice Direction 35), is becoming more widely used.  Dr Chris Danbury, Consultant…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Medicolegal reports, Pain, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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