Welcome to the eighth quarterly issue of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.
In this second issue of 2018, Enable Law Legal Director Laurence Vick comments on the safety concerns over outsourcing by the NHS to private sector hospitals. We present an overview of the methods of determining cognitive impairment in a claimant using cognitive functioning tests, by Clinical Neuropsychologists Professor Gus Baker and Dr Perry Moore. Mr Michael Gaunt, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, discusses causes of arterial conditions affecting the legs, a common area for negligence claims. Greg McEwen, Healthcare Expert and Partner, BLM discusses the rising use of artificial intelligence for diagnostic purposes. We are also pleased to include an article on finger-tip injuries in personal injury by hand surgeon Mr Maxim D Horwitz. Mr Nikhil Shah, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, discusses reasons for litigation after total hip replacement surgery.
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.
t: +44 (0)1423 727 721
Pg4 SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal Courses By Lisa Cheyne
Pg6 Fingertip Injuries in Personal Injury By Mr Maxim D Horwitz
Pg8 Are we Safe in a Public-Private Health Service? By Laurence Vick
Pg15 Vascular Surgery – the Problem with Legs By Mr Michael Gaunt
Pg18 Rise of the Robo-Diagnosis By Greg McEwen
Pg20 Lack of Informed Consent to Spinal Surgery: Tracy Hassell v Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust By Paul Sankey
Pg24 Litigation after Total Hip Replacement Surgery By Mr Nikhil Shah
Pg26 Why Effort Tests Should be Employed as Standard in Neuropsychological Assessments By Professor Gus A Baker and Dr Perry Moore
Pg31 Medico-Legal News By Lisa Cheyne