Articles

The rise of silver trauma and the medico legal implications

For some years now, the UK population has been ageing. This is due to several factors, including advances in healthcare and improvements in lifestyle including areas like nutritional status. According to the Office of National…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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What Does an Intensivist do?

An intensivist, also known as an intensive care unit (ICU) or critical care physician, provides specialist care for critically ill patients. This is usually within the setting of an ICU in a major hospital, where…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care
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When Only a Pain Expert Will Do

The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage (1)”, writes Dr Chris…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Defending a Claim

In the absence of definitive diagnostic tests, the presence or absence of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) can be hard to establish and this can present many challenges for those involved in litigation. In this…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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How Working at a Major Trauma Centre Helps Make for an Informed Surgeon when Assessing a Critically-Injured Patient

Mr Aswinkumar Vasireddy  BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and Expert Witness based at Kings College Hospital in London.   He discusses how his experience working at a major trauma…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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The challenges of diagnosing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Dr Ramos-Galvez Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez  LMS, FRCA, FFPMRCA is a Consultant in Pain Medicine and leading expert witness with a speciality in CRPS.  In the second of his series of 4 articles he discusses the…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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From Bolam to Montgomery – the changing definition of clinical negligence

Antony Visocchi In this article Antony Visocchi, dental surgeon and expert witness, discusses the definition of clinical negligence, explaining the significance of the Bolam Testand the subsequent case law that now provides the framework for…
Categories : Articles, Dentistry
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The positive impact of trauma networks in the UK

Mr Ash Vasireddy Mr Aswinkumar Vasireddy  BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and Expert Witness based at Kings College Hospital in London.  He discusses how trauma networks are helping improve…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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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…
Categories : Articles, Spinal surgery
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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…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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