Welcome to Issue 12 of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
This summer issue follows SpecialistInfo’s successful Medico-Legal Conference, held on the 16th May 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Westminster, London. We include articles from some of the speakers, including Sir Rupert Jackson’s keynote address. You can also read a summary article of the main topics covered. The date for next year has now been confirmed as the 11th June 2020 – early bird booking is now open! Also in this issue, Dominic Regan, civil litigation and liability expert, comments on the upcoming court reforms involving fixed costs and a modified claims protocol. Healthcare expert, Greg McEwan, from BLM Law, offers advice for doctors should they become involved in a clinical negligence claim, either as a defendant, witness or expert witness. We are also pleased to include an article on diagnosis of sepsis by intensive care medicine consultant, Dr Chris Danbury.
Once again, the magazine will be circulated to up to 40,000 people in the industry, including doctors, insurance companies, law firms and medico-legal agencies. It is published on the Medico-Legal Section of the Specialistinfo.com website, and printed copies can be ordered from Iconic.
Specialistinfo maintains a database of contact details for up to 90,000 UK consultants and GPs, including approximately 11,000 consultants and GPs who undertake medico-legal work. We also provide Medico-Legal courses for expert witnesses and promote the members of the Faculty of Expert Witnesses (the FEW).
We welcome feedback from our readers, so please contact us with any suggestions for areas you would like to see covered in future issues, or share your news and experiences with us.
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Pg4 SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal Courses Lisa Cheyne
Pg6 Medical Errors: Sanctions And Compensation – Is There Another Way? By Sir Rupert Jackson
Pg12 Diagnosis of Sepsis – The History and Pitfalls By Dr Chris Danbury
Pg15 “What If My Patient Decides To Sue Me?“ By Greg McEwen
Pg18 Women and Heart Disease: The Cardiology Gender Gap By Laurence Vick
Pg20 Medico-Legal Conference Launches in London
Pg21 Yet More Court Reforms By Professor Dominic Regan
Pg23 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne