Plastic Surgery

The Medicolegal Challenges of Paediatric Plastic Surgery and Reconstruction

In the paediatric population, plastic surgery is generally used to correct deformities caused by congenital birth defects, tumours or traumatic injuries and to assist in wound management. All plastic surgery is complex and challenging, but surgery in children raises some particular issues that surgeons need to be aware of.

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Medicolegal Cases in the Digital Age

Until recently, evidence in medicolegal cases was collected from physical sources, such as patients’ medical histories, witness statements and expert witnesses. Technological advances mean that other sources of evidence, including social media, CCTV monitoring and…
Categories : Articles, Medicolegal reports, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Face-to-face consultations available

Most of our experts are now available for face-to-face consultations at their usual clinics, as well as still offering video consultations. They will be following Covid-19 guidelines for face-to-face consultations. Please get in touch if…
Categories : Clinics, Intensive care, Neuroradiology, News, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics, Updates
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The Medicolegal Implications of Informed Consent in Plastic Surgery Claims

Consent is a process that protects one of the primary tenets of ethics, autonomy – the right to choose what happens to oneself. It enshrines the concept that a patient has a right to make…
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery

Once solely the preserve of the rich and famous, the popularity of aesthetic cosmetic surgery has exploded in recent years. This is partly due to societal factors, such as an increasing emphasis on youth and…
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The features of a good medicolegal report - thought leadership series

This thought leadership series focuses on what to look for in a good medico legal report. We explore the importance of finding the right expert, the value a well written medico legal report can add…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology, Intensive care, Medicolegal reports, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Dealing with scarring as part of plastic surgery medicolegal claims

Scarring is an entirely normal physiological process evolved over billions of years to heal wounds, and an inevitable consequence of injuries whether they be deliberate and necessary (following an operation) or unintended (following an accident).…
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Detailed Evidence Gathering for the Solicitor and the Expert in Medicolegal Reports

In the majority of medicolegal cases, the outcome is dependent on the opinions expressed in experts’ reports. Therefore, these must be based on high quality evidence, particularly in cases where the questions surrounding breach of…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Medicolegal reports, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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What is plastic surgery?

What is plastic surgery? The word “plastic” in plastic surgery has, of course, nothing to do with “plastic” the material. In fact it actually predates its use for the material by a good couple of…
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"Meet" Mr Pundrique Sharma - watch his introductory video

Mr Pundrique Sharma, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, is new to the Medicolegal Partners' expert witness team. Find out more about him in his own words in this short introductory video. He covers his qualifications, special interests…
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