Archives for medico-legal

New Supreme Court Ruling on Consent

The recent Supreme Court ruling in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board[1] has attracted attention in the medical press[2]. The effect of the ruling strikes a fatal blow to medical paternalism, ending once and for all the ‘doctor knows best’ attitudes endorsed in the cases of Bolam and
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AvMA meeting & presentation

The quarterly South West Lawyers’ Support Group Meeting of AvMA took place this week in Bristol, hosted by Clarke Willmott Solicitors. Mr Stone was invited to speak on medico-legal issues in relation to cosmetic breast surgery. The main focus of the talk was on the assessment of aesthetic outcome in order to
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Burning issues in Medico-legal Practice

Last week saw the launch of a series of medico-legal seminars hosted by the Devon and Exeter Medico-legal Association (DEMLA). The seminars have replaced the traditional bi-annual conference format in creating a modern and more focused platform from which to address the burning issues in medico-legal practice. DEMLA have been
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