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10 November 2011

Clinical Negligence Practitioner’S Group

The Potential Impact of Medical Subspecialisation on Clinical Negligence Trials with particular reference to the specific requirements and evidential burdens of the Bolam Test

'KNOWING YOUR EXPERT' - LECTURE

OVERVIEW:The Potential Impact of Medical Subspecialisation on Clinical Negligence Trials with particular reference to the specific requirements  and evidential burdens of the Bolam Test
DATE:Friday 18 November 2011
TIME:4:00pm – 5:00pm
LOCATION:Lecture Hall, Law Society House, Belfast

The seminar will be conducted by two local A& E Consultants currently based at the RVH Belfast:

  • Dr Russell E. McLaughlin MB FRCSI FCEM MMedSci CFEU - Consultant in Emergency Medicine

  • Mr. Phillip O'Connor MB, MSc, DICM (UK), MRCP (UK), FRCSEd (A&E), FJFICMI, FFICM, FCEM- Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Both of whom have experience in clinical negligence cases. Examples will be used from real cases that they have been involved in with specific reference to:

  • How it is possible for non -medics to obtain a feel of what is "reasonable" before embarking on litigation.
  • The importance of getting the "correct" expert to comment
  • Where there is negligence but no causation or harm
  • What supports the experts opinion
  • The balance of medical opinion and guidelines.
  • Lively debate and discussion will be encouraged and drinks shall be available afterwards

This seminar is scheduled to commence on Friday 18th November 2011 at Law Society House at a fee of £30 per person (cheques should be made payable to the Law Society of Northern Ireland). 

Should you wish to book a place on this course please contact:

Jennifer Ferguson via email at jennifer.ferguson@lawsoc-ni.org or via telephone 02890231614

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