ACH MEDICOLEGAL

excellence in report writing

SPINAL CLINICAL SERVICES

medicolegal & clinical 

MEDICOLEGAL CONSULTATIONS

ACH MedicoLegal practice is based both in Sheffield and Windsor. This includes instructions from solicitors and agencies for Claimants, Defendants and also working as a single joint expert on both personal injury and clinical negligence cases.

Ordinarily patients are seen within 4 weeks of instruction and reports provided within a further 2-4 weeks. Desktop reports are provided within 4-8 weeks of receipt of instruction and medical records.

 

Urgent reports can be accommodated on request. On occasion, where necessary, I am able to arrange home visits for medical reports.

I have full indemnity insurance for both my clinical work and for the provision of medico-legal services.

PERSONAL INJURY

As an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, I am able to comment on straight forward cases of musculoskeletal injury including soft tissue injury and fractures affecting the lower limbs and indeed the spine.

My specialist area of interest is in spinal surgery.

In cases of multiple injury, I am able to provide an overall report for musculoskeletal injuries and a specialist report for any spinal injury.

I am also able to recommend experts in other fields such as pain medicine, psychology and psychiatry when required.

Sample Outline Report – Personal Injury.

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CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE

When reporting on matters of clinical negligence, I will only prepare reports in cases within my specialist area of expertise which is spinal surgery.

In my reports I am able to prepare opinions with regards:

  • Consent issues

  • Breach of duty

  • Causation

  • Condition

  • Prognosis

 

My training in preparing clinical negligence reports include:

Medico-Legal Expert Witness Course on Clinical Negligence

19th March 2015 - Manchester

 

Bond Solon Clinical Negligence Specialist Expert Workshop

12/13th October 2017 - Bloomsbury Hotel London

 

I prepare clinical negligence reports for both Claimants and Defendants including medical defence organisations.

I also have experience in providing reports for GMC cases with regards spinal surgical practice.

Sample Outline Report – Negligence

TESTIMONIALS

What’s Being Said

BIO

                Andrew Corin Howard MB ChB FRCS FRCS (Orth)

                        Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

 

Andrew Howard is an experienced orthopaedic spinal surgeon whose medico-legal practice includes preparing reports for both personal injury cases and clinical  negligence cases.

 

His particular interest is in spinal disorders, injuries and clinical negligence cases related to spinal issues.

ABOUT ME

I work as a Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon in Sheffield.

I have worked as a Consultant since my appointment in 1997 to the Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospitals Trust and am an experienced spinal surgeon.

My undergraduate training was at Sheffield Medical School graduating in 1985.

My postgraduate training continued in Sheffield and I obtained the FRCS in 1991, and FRCS (Orth) in 1995.

As a consultant I work specialising in spinal surgery. My current clinical practice is entirely spinal. In addition I have worked as Medical Director for the One Health Group, a private company working alongside the National Health Service and I therefore have a unique insight with regards the interface between private and NHS hospital provision.

Areas of special interest include:

  • Delays in the management of spinal conditions.

  • Cauda equina syndrome cases.

  • Misdiagnosis.

  • Wrong site surgery.

  • Inadequate consent process.

  • Breakdown of communication between NHS and private provider.

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Vaccination

... So understanding and very accommodating especially regards sensitive issues

Patient Sheffield

Thank you for your help on my cases over the years

Solicitor Sheffield

... Your are an excellent consultant and I know of know one better...

 

Patient Sheffield

... Already feels 10 years younger

   Post Op Patient Sheffield

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ACH MedicoLegal

Practice Manager - Deborah Parker

Direct Line 0114 2545585

dp@achmedicolegal.com

Correspondence address:

Thornbury Hospital

312 Fulwood Rd.

Sheffield S10 3BR

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