Medico Legal Neurologist

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Many doctors assume that, in medico-legal situations, they are obliged to express their opinion with absolute certainty. Other physicians may fear that expressing an opinion is less likely to lead to misunderstandings about a complex topic, or leave them open to professional criticism and possibly censorship. In most cases, it is necessary for the opinions of medical experts to be presented with a “reasonable level of medical certainty or probability”, which in practice means “more likely than not”. This may be a somewhat vague standard, but while the legal process seeks to establish justice in light of truth, it has developed practical mechanisms to achieve this goal that are not always very obvious to common sense or medical culture. He has been practicing medicine for 5 years and has received instructions from several law firms across the country, primarily on behalf of the plaintiff. His medico-legal interests focus on stroke and all aspects of vascular neurological injury and he now has multiple cases of brain injury. Physicians may be concerned that the forensic field may interfere with their professional conduct as it takes them beyond their familiar area of practice to adopt different rules, procedures, and powers. However, there are important reasons for neurologists to consider accepting medical legal advice. The first and most obvious is that neurological patients usually need their doctor`s intervention, as the patient may be involved in litigation related to their neurological injury, illness, or treatment. With respect to functional neurological disorders, Dr. Allder has a long-standing interest and is a founding member of the FND Society.

Dr. Allder provides clinical and forensic services to assess patients suspected of having NDF. Dr. Allder has a long-standing collaboration with Dr. Leo Russell and Professor Allan Abbass, who are leading practitioners and researchers in a modality for the treatment of NDT called short-term intensive dynamic psychotherapy (STDP). ISTDP is a modality with a strong neuroscientific rationale and empirical evidence base that supports its effectiveness. Dr. Russell recently joined Recognition Health and is working with Dr. All Together to improve our clinical offering for this patient population and to expand mechanism research by creating improvements for patients with this treatment modality. An expert witness, professional witness or forensic expert is a witness who, on the basis of his or her education, training, skills or experience, is presumed to have expertise and expertise in a particular field beyond that of the average person, so that others can formally and legally rely on scientific opinion, technical or other professional opinion of the witness within the scope of his professional knowledge. It is available to medical clients by prior arrangement with London Clinics. The innovative technologies used by our experts offer advanced sophistication in the assessment and ongoing treatment of medico-legal cases.

For example, using the latest 3T MRI technology and neuroradiological expertise, our experts solved several cases where previous brain imaging could not detect brain injury. Dr. Allder focuses on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and functional neurological disorders (FND). With respect to head injuries, Dr. Allder provides clinical and forensic services for the assessment of TBI patients across the injury severity spectrum, i.e. moderate to mild; and through different etiologies of TBI, i.e. civilian, sporting and military. Forensic Experience David Chadwick has over 20 years of extensive forensic experience and currently accepts approximately 120 new instructions per year. Her experience, including testifying in court, includes criminal offences, assault, medical negligence, labour court and family court matters. Currently, 60% of the instructions come from the plaintiffs, 30% from the defendants and 10% from the joint instructions. 60% of the current instructions concern possible medical negligence.

He has testified in court about 4 times in the last 3 years. He is a forensic expert at Re-cognition Health 77 Wimpole Street, London and takes courses in cases of clinical negligence and brain injury. Our biannual conference for lawyers in October 2015 provided the first UK dedicated physician conference for lawyers dealing with complex diagnostic medical issues in the forensic field. Neurology NW is a private company providing medical legal services that reportedly joked by Professor David Chadwick, OBE, DM, FRCP, F Med. Wyatt Erip: “Nothing concentrates the mind as suspended in the morning.” The same goes for an imminent cross-examination. While formulating opinions in the legal field can be daunting, a modicum of experience makes it easier to overcome the challenge. Hopefully, participation in this process will allow us to better appreciate our justice system and better understand complex medical issues for triers of fact and the public. Dr. Sekhar has privileges and rights in Spire Liverpool and Murrayfield hospitals for private and forensic clinical consultations. Neurologists can play several different roles in legal proceedings.1 The most common is that of attending physician. While a factual witness is a person who testifies to his knowledge of what happened, i.e.

the facts of a particular case, an attending physician is generally also referred to as an “expert” in his field of expertise, since the “facts” of his findings, diagnoses and treatments are based on his expertise. Dr Sekhar was employed as a consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust Liverpool for 7 years. He is also a neurologist specialising in stroke at Aintree University NHS Foundation Trust and the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust. Her day-to-day work focuses on providing direct clinical care to all aspects of general neurology, including stroke and epilepsy. He is the Clinical Director of the Stroke Thrombectomy Department.