Thought Leadership

The Medicolegal Challenges of Orthognathic or Temporomandibular Surgery

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is used to treat skeletal deformities of the face that cause misalignment of the jaws and/or teeth as well as treating sleep apnoea patients . These conditions, which cannot be treated with conventional orthodontic procedures, include protrusion…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thought Leadership
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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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The Role of Multidisciplinary Teams in Chronic Pain Management

Conditions such as chronic pain can be extremely complex and may require input from a number of different specialties in order to diagnose patients and provide effective treatments. As a result, there has been an…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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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).…
Categories : Articles, Plastic Surgery, Thought Leadership
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The Prevention and Management of Oral Complications of Cancer Treatment

Unfortunately, oral complications are a common side-effect of cancer treatment. Virtually all patients receiving radiation therapy for head and neck cancers will encounter such issues, while the prevalence in patients undergoing chemotherapy for lesions at…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thought Leadership
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Chronic Pain

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) describes pain as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage’(1). Although the association…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Thought Leadership
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The Medicolegal Implications of Failure to Diagnose and Delayed Diagnosis of Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancers (HNC) are relatively uncommon, accounting for less than 5% of all cancers, and are generally associated with longstanding tobacco and alcohol use. However, the epidemiology of HNC is changing, which is…
Categories : Articles, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thought Leadership
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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…
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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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