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Medicine, Effort and Money

Medicine, Effort and Money

London

Event details:

Date:

Cost to attend: Free

Organiser: Hempsons

Event theme(s): Human factors, Mental health, Patient safety

Event type: Event

Event location:

Hempsons
100 Wood Street
London
EC2V 7AN

About this event

This event is organised by Hempsons, one of our legal panel firms.

A talk by Elizabeth Thomas, Hempsons, Dr Steven Kemp, Neuropsychologist and Jeremy Hyam QC.

Elizabeth will highlight some key events that allowed a recent case to settle at just 1% of a £3.5m Schedule of Loss and you will hear how an analysis of the medical literature led to an early but fundamental decision to change experts.

Dr Kemp will talk through effort/symptom validation testing.  He will discuss how the tests provided evidence that an otherwise plausible Claimant was consciously exaggerating their symptoms.  Dr Kemp will also discuss reasons for test failure other than insufficient effort or exaggeration – such as mental health disorders or severe brain injury.

Finally, we will discuss Part 36 and tactically what to do when receiving a counter offer that is only a fraction more than a much earlier offer.

The case throws up a number of key legal and tactical considerations that are relevant to many clinical claims.

This seminar will be of interest to:

  • NHS Trust legal and claims teams
  • Clinical directors and Clinicians with an interest in better and earlier resolution of clinical problems
  • Those dealing with general practice legal claims and complaints
  • Quality and Risk leaders, risk managers and incident investigators.

Please get in contact with:

Full name/department: Puk Svensson
Email address: p.svensson@hempsons.co.uk
Telephone number: 0161 234 2486

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