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Expert Witness Training: News

Inspire MediLaw has had a busy start to the year holding two Expert Witness Training courses in Oxford and Edinburgh. We have been very lucky to have two excellent groups of medical professionals who have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to network with like minded peers whilst training.  The range of expertise has been fantastic from…Read Article

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Spinal Surgery and Lack of Informed Consent

Spinal Surgery and Lack of Informed Consent ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Tracy Hassell v Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] EHWC 164 (QB) The nature of doctors’ duties in advising and obtaining consent to medical treatment changed with the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11. Since then…Read Article

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Is Consent to Treatment Valid?

Is Consent to Treatment Valid? The Role of the Medical Expert ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Has a patient given valid consent to treatment? What is the medical expert’s role in reporting on the issue following the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board in 2015? Consent to Medical Treatment: The Law…Read Article

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Medical Care and the Duty to Advise

Medical Care and the Duty to Advise ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Raul Guiu Gallardo v Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust[1] The Supreme Court in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board changed the law in relation to a doctor’s duty to advise patients[2]. It substituted a patient-centred test for a doctor-centred one. The adequacy of…Read Article

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Medico-Legal issues in Orthopaedics promotional video

We are delighted to share our promotional video from our recent Medico-Legal issues in Orthopaedics Conference in Edinburgh on 30 October 2017. We had an excellent line-up of medical and legal speakers from both Scotland and England, covering relevant medical topics, including ‘compartment syndrome’, ‘risks and pitfalls of spinal surgery’ and ‘bone and soft tumours’,…Read Article

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Patient Consent and Patient Preferences

Patient Consent and Patient Preferences: Why They Matter (and How the NHS can Save Money) ~ by Paul Sankey, Enable Law Do changes to the law governing patient consent create more strain on a health service already in crisis or could they produce some unexpected benefits? And are medical professionals as good as they think…Read Article

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Clinical Negligence Conference promotional video

We are delighted to share our promotional video from our recent Clinical Negligence Conference in Dublin on 13 September 2017. We had an excellent line-up of medical and legal speakers from both Ireland and England, covering relevant medical topics, including ‘sepsis – the silent killer’, ‘failure to diagnose fractures, tumours and other spinal conditions &…Read Article

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Inspire MediLaw’s first Dublin Clinical Negligence Conference

Inspire MediLaw held its first Clinical Negligence conference in Dublin on Wednesday 13 September. We were delighted that the conference was sold out and that delegates travelled from all over Ireland to join us. Our esteemed speakers covered some relevant topics. Whilst Aidan O’Brien, Barrister from Farrar’s Building Chambers was talking about The Duty of…Read Article