Accident and Emergency Expert Francis Morris Medicolegal Reports
Accident and Emergency ExpertFrancis Morris Medicolegal Reports


Clinical Negligence


Francis Morris has been preparing medical negligence reports on all aspects of accident and emergency practice for 26 years and in total, he estimates that he has prepared over 2000 reports.

He has participated in multiple case conferences and has prepared many joint statements with other experts and given expert evidence in court most recently in June 2016.

He finds the preparation of medical both informative and educational.


Mr Morris has the expertise to comment on all aspects of care in Emergency Medicine though his area of special interest is the management of chest pain, the electrocardiogram, venous thromboembolic disease, scaphoid fractures, ischaemic limbs, back pain and the cauda equina syndrome and missed fractures.

He is registered with Action for Victims of Medical Accident (AvMA) and APIL


Mr Morris has participated in several training courses on report writing and giving evidence in Court.


He has to date been instructed by claimant representatives (70%) and by defendants representatives (30%).

The reports he has completed over the last 20 years include:


Most frequent  


Scaphoid fractures                    
Missed fractures                    
Cauda equina/back pain            
Heart attacks                     
Acute knee injuries                  Especially ACL rupture              
Deep venous thrombosis                
Achilles tendon rupture                 
Ischaemic limbs                    
Subarachnoid haemorrhage                            



Head injuries                     
Neck injuries                      
Septic arthritis                     
Soft tissue infections                  Including necrotising fasciitis
Abdominal pain 
Bowel perforation
Bowel obstruction
Bowel cancer
Pulmonary embolism 
Ectopic pregnancy              


Less frequent


Bacterial endocarditis





Deliberate self-harm

Drug side effects

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Tropical illness


Alcohol-related problems

Needlestick injuries

Thromboprophylaxis and orthopaedic injuries



Personal Injury


Francis Morris has been preparing reports on behalf of personal injury claimants for 25 years. During this period of time, he has prepared over 5,000 reports on whiplash claimants and 5,000 reports on work-related accidents.  He has the expertise to report on the following injuries:


  • Whiplash/road traffic claims
  • Hand and finger injuries
  • Bruising and soft tissue injuries
  • Sprains e.g. ankle, wrist
  • Burns
  • Wounds, lacerations and scars
  • Assaults
  • Minor head injuries
  • Chest wall injuries, cracked ribs
  • Trips and falls
  • Back injury
  • Back pain
  • Electrical shocks
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Neck injuries
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