Thought Leadership

The Value a Well-Written Medicolegal Report Can Make to your Defence

With any medical procedure, there is an inherent risk that an adverse event may occur, which may ultimately lead to a claim of medical negligence and litigation. Often, as part of a case, independent expert…
Categories : Articles, Medicolegal reports, Thought Leadership
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The value a well-written medicolegal report can add to a claim

When an individual decides to bring a claim for personal injury, and any associated subsequent losses, they will need to be able to prove that an accident occurred, that it was caused by someone else’s…
Categories : Articles, Medicolegal reports, Thought Leadership
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The Impact of the Francis Report on Medical Practice

It is now over five years since the Francis Report was published and the duty of candour legislation was put into place in England. A similar statutory duty came into force in Scotland in 2018…
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Barriers to Achieving the Duty of Candour

This is the third in a series of four articles on The Francis Report and its impact.  We have explored the background to the report and how health providers achieve the duty of candour.  This article…
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Fibromyalgia

Although fibromyalgia (FM) is now widely accepted, there is still no definitive diagnostic test for the condition and the causes are not yet fully understood. Therefore, the condition presents several challenges in the medicolegal field.…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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Achieving the Duty of Candour

This is the second in a series of four articles on The Francis Report and its impact.  We have explored the background to the report in our first article and here we discuss how health providers…
Categories : Articles, News, Thought Leadership, Updates
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Medicolegal liability in intensive care

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a complex environment and the patients being treated in it often have complicated needs that require invasive and potentially dangerous interventions. Therefore, it is not perhaps surprising that adverse…
Categories : Articles, Intensive care, Thought Leadership
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Limb Salvage vs Amputation

A badly damaged limb with a complex fracture is one of the most challenging situations for an orthopaedic surgeon. Many patients who present with such injuries are young people of working age, for whom the…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Compartment Syndrome and its medicolegal consequences

Compartment syndrome is a devastating limb threatening condition. It is infrequent and usually associated with fractures, predominantly of the tibia. It is a clinical diagnosis and if treatment is delayed or missed, it leads to…
Categories : Articles, Thought Leadership, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Psychological or Physical Diseases?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and fibromyalgia (FM) are common chronic pain syndromes. Both are characterised by extreme pain but while CRPS affects only one region of the body, in FM the pain is widespread…
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