Medico-Legal Issues
in Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine

11 October 2021

9.30am – 4.30pm

Kimpton Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

CPD accreditation: 5 hours (APIL, pending)

Cost: £250

Designed for clinical negligence and personal injury lawyers, this event will help you understand the key issues arising in cardiology and respiratory medicine claims.

Chaired by Lauren Sutherland QC, from Ampersand Advocates, this event has a highly practical focus. You’ll learn from some of the UK’s top cardiologists and respiratory specialists, who will talk you through real clinical case studies to illustrate where breach of duty and causation can be demonstrated. 

What you’ll learn

  • Improve your assessment of cardiology and respiratory medicine claims
  • Find out what constitutes reasonable practice and what could form the basis for a successful claim/defence in key areas
  • Learn about the latest medical developments in these field
  • Get the latest case law updates
  • Learn about the potential impact of COVID-19.

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

Programme

Medico-Legal Issues in Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine

11 October 2021 (9.30am – 4.30pm)
9.30

Registration and refreshments

9.45

Chair’s opening
Lauren Sutherland QC
Ampersand Advocates

9.50

Diagnosis/misdiagnosis and management of common cardiac complaints

  • Chest pain
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Door to treatment times
  • ECGs 
  • Cardiac enzymes and how the tests can get misread
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention 
  • Interoperative imaging.

Dr Damian Kelly
Consultant Cardiologist, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

10.30

Misdiagnosis of chest pain in general practice
Dr Adrian Rees
GP Partner and Expert Witness

11.00

Refreshments

11.15

Medico-legal issues in respiratory medicine 

  • Pneumonia 
  • Breathlessness
  • COPD
  • Asthma attacks
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary embolisms 

Professor David Parr
Consultant Respiratory Physician, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

12.00

Obstetric emergencies during pregnancy 

  • Cardiac problems
  • Pulmonary embolisms
  • Pre-eclampsia 

Dr Andrew Pickersgill
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, University Hospital South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

12.40

Lunch

13.40

Medicolegal issues in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and surgery

Mr George Krasopoulos
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon & Hon. Professor in Cardiac Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals

Dr Alan Ashworth
Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

14.40

Broken Hearts – A Cardiologist’s experience of Personal Injuries

Dr Robert Greenbaum
Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Free, London 

15.50

Refreshments

15.30

Panel discussion – impact of COVID on clinical negligence claims

16.00

2021 case law update
speaker to be confirmed

16.30

Close

Speakers

Professor David Parr

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Dr Robert Greenbaum

Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Adrian Rees

GP and Expert Witness

Lauren Sutherland QC

Clinical Negligence Advocate, Ampersand Advocates

Dr Andrew Pickersgill

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Mr George Krasopoulos

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon & Hon. Professor in Cardiac Surgery

Dr Alan Ashworth

Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist

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