I am comfortable assessing the quality and standard of care in the Emergency Department by applying a combination of common sense, vast experience and the relevant guidelines whether local or national.
I am familiar with Bolam and Bolitho principles.
I keep up to date at conferences and online through the likes of Bond Solon and various Expert Witness updates.
I am comfortable giving evidence in court, having been an expert witness on dozens of occasions in the Coroners, Magistrates, High courts and the Court of Appeal.
In Medical Negligence the most common instructions comprise of:
Multiple injury trauma including Head Injury
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Missed fractures esp. Scaphoid, Hip and Spinal
Stroke Thrombolysis acutely
Soft Tissue Injuries esp. Chest Injury
ED Management in general
Claimant 60 %
Single Joint Expert 10%