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NSPine Clinical Negligence Conference - 25th June 2015

Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre


CPD: 6 hours


Nspine 2015 offers a unique opportunity for solicitors and medical experts specialising in spinal injury claims to extend their knowledge on the legal and medical aspects of spinal claims. This is an excellent forum for medicolegal professionals with an interest in spines to network and discuss the latest legal and medical developments in spinal litigation.

Leading experts will cover the medico-legal issues arising in clinical negligence and personal injury relevant to spinal claims. Consent issues, risk assessment and causation will be discussed and the presentations will be illustrated with case studies. With an interesting balance between medical and legal speakers the conferences will be of interest to both claimant and defendant medico-legal professionals.


Conference Programme

08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00 Chair's Welcome and Introduction
Mike Grevitt, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Queens Medical Centre & Gerald Martin QC, Exchange Chambers
09:15 Spinal conditions necessitating in surgery
Mr Nasir Quaraishi, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
Disc prolapse
Ankylosing spondylitis
09:55 Complications in cervical spine surgery
Mr Tim Pigott, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, The Walton Centre, Liverpool
10:35 Refreshments
10:50 Establishing causation in spinal claims including panel discussion
Gerald Martin QC, Warren Collins, Pennington Manches
Mr Tim Pigott & Mike Grevitt
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Radiology talk
Dr Deborah Annesley-Williams, Consultant Neuroradiologist, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
13:40 Common pitfalls in the management of the cervical spine in major trauma
TBC - Consultant in Emergency Medicine
14:20 Refreshments
14:50 Title to be confirmed
Gerald Martin QC, Exchange Chambers
15:30 1) Anatomy of a claim - case studies (missed spinal fracture & ankylosing spondylitis
2) Lawyers and medical experts working together: who does what, why and when
Gerald Martin QC
Simon Tait, Browne Jackson (Defendant) & Sally Moore, Leigh Day (Claimant)
Spinal Surgeons TBC
17:00 Closing remarks


Friday 6th February 2015