Medico-Legal Magazine

Issue 3

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Medico-Legal Magazine Issue 3

Published by: SpecialistInfo & Iconic Media Solutions

First published:

Inside: December 2016

SpecialistInfo Medico-Legal Services, Lisa Cheyne

Medical Reporting in 2017, The Year of Innovation?, Dr David Pearce

Whiplash Numbers – Fact or Myth?, Simon Gibbs

Patient Consent for Aesthetic Treatments – More Than Merely Cosmetic?, Greg McEwen

Psychiatric Assessment of the Effects of Historical Child Abuse, Dr Paul McLaren

Mediation Within the NHS in Scotland, Linda Paterson

An Industrial Toxicology Case Study, Dr Ian Perry

Factual Witnesses and Expert Advisors – Lessons Learnt from Recent Trial Wins, Laura Scott and Chloe Davies

A Revolution for Medico-Legal Experts?, Jonathan Dingle FRSA

Medico Legal News, Lisa Cheyne

Medico-Legal Magazine

Welcome to the third issue of the Medico-Legal Magazine, produced by SpecialistInfo and publishing partner Iconic Media Solutions Ltd.

As 2016 draws to a close, we have seen much debate on issues with serious consequences for the industry,  including the soft tissue injury claims process reform
and a fixed recoverable costs review by Lord Justice Jackson, both of which are rumbling on into 2017.

In this issue we present articles relevant to these debates, including the statistics behind the perceived “compensation culture” by a costs lawyer, the challenges faced by MROs since MedCo began, and the growing use of mediation to settle medical claims, and its endorsement by the NHS Litigation Authority and the MDU.

We also have a topical article on the psychiatric assessment of victims of historical child abuse, and an advisory article for expert witnesses in court from a team of healthcare law experts. The industrial toxicology case study is a salutary lesson on testing the strength of evidence before bringing a claim.

Once again the magazine will be circulated to up to 40,000 people in the industry, including doctors, insurance companies, law firms and medico-legal agencies. It is published on the website, and printed copies can be ordered from Iconic. Specialistinfo maintains a database of contact details for 90,000 UK consultants and GPs, and provides medico-legal training courses for expert witnesses.

We welcome feedback from our readers, so please contact us with any suggestions for areas you would like to see covered in future, or share your news and experiences with us.