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Obtaining Informed Consent in Orthopaedic Trauma in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Obtaining informed consent from patients has always been a crucial and necessary procedure before surgery is performed. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered care pathways and introduced new elements into the consent procedure. It…
Categories : Articles, Trauma and orthopaedics
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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…
Categories : Articles, Plastic Surgery
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Venous Thromboembolism in Complex Trauma: A Medicolegal Perspective

Thromboembolism occurs when a blood clot, or thrombus, forms in a vein. This happens most commonly in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis, and is known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Once formed,…
Categories : Articles, Trauma and orthopaedics
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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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All our expert witnesses available via video consultation

In line with the new government guidelines in respect of COVID-19 and with no clear understanding of how long it will take for life to get fully back to normal, we are keen to ensure…
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Cauda Equina: Medicolegal Challenges Relating to Imaging and Neuroradiology

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a rare condition, diagnosed in <1% of patients presenting to an emergency department with back pain, in which the nerves at the base of the spine become compressed, potentially leading…
Categories : Articles, Neuroradiology
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Outcomes after pelvic injuries

The pelvic ring consists of the sacrum at the centre back and the ischium, pubis and ilium to either side. These last three bones are fused together at the acetabulum, which forms a socket into…
Categories : Articles, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Defending a medical negligence claim – complimentary webinar – 15 December at 2.30pm

Dr Chris Jenner, Consultant in Pain Medicine and expert witness provides defence and claimant medicolegal reports – in this complimentary interactive webinar he will discuss the key elements of a good defence report. Dr Jenner…
Categories : News, Pain, Updates
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The Medicolegal Challenges of Causation in Back and Spinal Pain

Not only is back pain the commonest reason for a GP consultation, it has a significant socioeconomic impact too. It has been estimated that between 60% and 80% of UK inhabitants will suffer from the…
Categories : Articles, Pain, Spinal surgery
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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…
Categories : Articles, Plastic Surgery
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