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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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Open Fractures

Open fractures account for around 3% of all broken bones and are classified as such when there is direct communication between the injury site and the external environment, usually because of an overlying laceration. Open…
Categories : Articles, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Complimentary medicolegal webinar about complex trauma and pain

Medicolegal Partners’ popular, informative webinar series returns in September. Join Dr Chris Jenner, Consultant in Pain Medicine, and Mr Aswinkumar Vasireddy, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, for a free interactive webinar on 10 September at 2.30pm…
Categories : Events, News, Pain, Trauma and orthopaedics, Updates
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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…
Categories : Articles, Plastic Surgery
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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…
Categories : News, Plastic Surgery
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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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Medicolegal challenges in cardiovascular-related claims

Cardiovascular medicine is concerned with all conditions of the circulatory system, while cardiologists specialise in diseases and abnormalities of the heart. Compared to other specialties, negligence claims in cardiovascular medicine are relatively rare and make…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology
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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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Expressing and owning an opinion

In medicolegal cases, it is rare for the legal teams involved to have sufficient specialist knowledge to make a judgement on the medical issues raised by a case. Therefore, they rely on medical experts to…
Categories : Articles, Cardiology, Intensive care, Neuroradiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Spinal surgery, Trauma and orthopaedics
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Case Study: Compartment Syndrome

Mr Ash Vasireddy, Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, discusses the case of a fracture that leads to compartment syndrome, a limb-threatening condition. He explores the medicolegal implications and the long-term outcomes, including a high risk of…
Categories : News, Trauma and orthopaedics, Updates
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