Plastic Surgery

A Medicolegal Perspective on Burns and Scar Management

Burns occur when the body is injured by contact with a number of different agents, including heat, chemicals, electricity or radiation. A scald is also essentially a burn, but specifically one caused by hot liquids…
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Brachial Plexus Injuries at Birth

The brachial plexus is formed from the connections of the spinal nerves arising from the vertebrae C5 to T1. Once they leave the arise from the spinal roots, these major nerves branch into a complex…
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Nerve Injuries in the Upper Limb

The nervous system comprises a network of nerves and nerve cells that carry messages between the brain and spinal cord and other parts of the body through a series of chemical and electrical changes. Nerves,…
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The Role of Plastic Surgery in Limb Reconstruction – Medical and Medicolegal Challenges

Patients may require limb reconstruction following major trauma, such as a serious accident or natural disaster, or through diseases such as cancer. Regardless of the reason for it, limb salvage attempts to avoid amputation and…
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The Medicolegal Implications of Patient Expectations in Facial Surgery

Mr Pundrique Sharma explores one of the reasons for why plastic surgeons face a particularly high risk of litigation – unrealistic patient expectations.

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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…
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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…
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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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