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 29 years and in total, he estimates that he has prepared over 3500 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 2020.

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 Accidents (AvMA) 

 

Mr Morris has participated in several training courses on report writing and giving evidence in Court most recently in 2021.

 

He has to date been instructed by claimant representatives (80%) and by defendants representatives (20%).

The reports he has completed over the last 29 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  

Sepsis                         

 

 

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

 

Less frequent

 

Bacterial endocarditis

Pneumonia

Pericarditis

Burns

Suicide

Deliberate self-harm

Drug side effects

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Tropical illness

Meningitis/Encephalitis

Alcohol-related problems

Needlestick injuries

Thromboprophylaxis and orthopaedic injuries

 

 

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