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Medico-Legal Issues in Spinal Claims - 20th June 2014

Manchester, Hilton, Deansgate

£150.00 + VAT

MLS Members - £120+VAT

08.30 Registration and refreshments
09.00 Chair’s Introduction
Amanda Yip, QC, Exchange Chambers



Complications of spinal surgery – negligent and non-negligent/post-op complications/infections
Mr Tim Pigott, Consultant Neurosurgeon 
The Walton Centre, Liverpool

09.50 Trauma & spinal conditions necessitating surgery
Miss Iona Collins, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Morriston Hospital, Swansea
10.30 Refreshments
10.45 Syringomyelia
Mr Neil Buxton, Consultant Neurosurgeon
The Walton Centre, Liverpool
11.25 Expert Evidence - the importance of experts; selecting & instructing experts; the role & duties of experts; expert reports; conferences with experts; managing expert evidence in the post-Jackson era."
Amanda Yip QC, Exchange Chambers
12.10 Consent issues in spinal surgery
Mr Chris Barrett, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Glasgow
12.45 Lunch
13.30 Failure to diagnose spinal fractures & delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome
Eddie Jones, Head of Clinical Negligence, JMW Solicitors
14.10 Cauda equine syndrome – the window of opportunity to operate and consequences of failing to operate within this period
Mr Brad Williamson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
14.50 Refreshments
15.00 Failure to diagnose fractures, tumours and other spinal conditions & misinterpretation of radiology resulting in inappropriate management
Dr Deborah Annesley-Williams, Consultant Neuroradiologist
15.40 Life goes on; Life after spinal cord injury
The common issues (bladder bowel, skin)
Homes is where the heart is, the cornerstone of life after SCI
Aids & equipment
Psychological impact; friends and family
Ed Fletcher, Chief Executive, Fletchers Solicitors
16.20 Panel discussion and Close.


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Wednesday 19th March 2014