Case Studies

Case study: Periodontitis

In this case study Mr Antony Visocchi, Dental Surgeon, discusses a case of chronic periodontitis, a common disease and the cause of many claims involving dentists. In this associated article he explores the condition and the circumstances that…
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Spinal Surgery Case Study: Minor Surgery Resulting in Opioid Addiction

Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez discusses how complications can develop into chronic pain after spinal surgery for some patients causing them much distress.

Categories : Case Studies, Spinal surgery
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Spinal Surgery Case Study: An Unexpected Complication

In the second in 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 pain…
Categories : Case Studies, Pain, Spinal surgery
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Cauda Equina Syndrome - Case study

This article explores cauda equina syndrome and clearly demonstrates how engaging an expert with the right experience will achieve the best outcome in medical negligence cases involving this painful and extremely serious condition. Mr Patrick…
Categories : Case Studies, Spinal surgery
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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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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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Case study: The role of the expert in proving causation

Causation is generally accepted as being one of the most difficult areas for medicolegal experts to address. Even in seemingly clear cut pain cases as the one outlined below, it’s essential to engage an expert…
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Informed Consent - case study

In March 2015, a unanimous decision in the U.K. Supreme Court (Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board) made it clear that doctors must ensure their patients are aware of the risks of any treatments they offer…
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Medico Legal Clinical Negligence - Case Study

What are the unique skills that a medico legal expert witness can bring to a clinical negligence case to achieve a fair outcome? The far-reaching consequences of clinical negligence  The case:   Anne suffered with chronic…
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How CRPS Affects the Claimants Life

As experts in pain management, Dr Chris Jenner and Dr Ivan Ramos-Galvez encounter chronic pain on a regular basis involving a range of complexity and severity. Neuropathic Pain conditions, such as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, can…
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