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The Anatomy of a Cerebral Palsy Case (Edinburgh)

18 September 2023

9.45 – 16.30

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

CPD accreditation: 6 hours

Cost: £295 (+VAT)

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At this event, we’ll be discussing the key areas in cerebral palsy claims to help you build and develop your knowledge and understanding on the medical issues in these complex cases.

Chaired by Lauren Sutherland KC, the event will feature presentations from leading medical and legal experts on:

  • the management of labour
  • neonatal care
  • determining causation
  • imaging
  • case management care and costs
  • current issues in cerebral palsy claims and budgeting.

What you’ll learn

Improve your assessment of cerebral palsy claims.
Learn:

  • what constitutes reasonable practice and what could form the basis for a successful claim/defence in key areas
  • the latest legal developments in cerebral palsy claims
  • how to determine causation.

This event also gives you an excellent opportunity to network with legal professionals and medical experts working in these specialist areas.

Programme

The Anatomy of a Cerebral Palsy Claim - 18th September 2023

9.45
Registration
10.00
Chair’s introduction

Lauren Sutherland KC

10.05
A midwife’s casebook

Abigail Luck, Midwife, Director, Safer Beginnings Limited and Independent Healthcare Safety Investigator, Clinical Investigator and Expert Witness

10.35
Management of labour – part 1

CTG interpretation and failure to act on an abnormal CTG
Dr Nithiya Palaniappan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Victora Hospital NHS Fife

11.05
Refreshments
11.20
Management of labour – part 2

Breech births
Mr Tim Hookway, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, University Hospitals, Bristol

11.50
Medico-legal issues in neonatal care

Mr Tim Hookway, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, University Hospitals, Bristol

12.45
Questions
13.00
Lunch
14.00
Models of care and realistic care rates in Scotland for complex care claims

Anne Cossar, Occupational Therapist and Director of Anne Cossar & Associates

14.30
Determining causation in cerebral palsy cases

Dr Andrew Lux
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, University Hospital Bristol

15.10
Refreshments
15.25
The optimum time to image and the necessity for further imaging

Dr Ian Craven, Consultant Paediatric Neuroradiologist

15.55
Case management care and costs

Norma Findlay, Occupational Therapist and Director of Anne Cossar & Associates

16.30
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Speakers

Clinical Negligence Advocate, Ampersand Advocates
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Managing Director of Anne Cossar & Associates
Clinical Investigator
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Occupational Therapist BSc (Hons) OT
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Consultant Paediatric Neuroradiologist

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