Medical and legal experts will be sharing their experience with clinical negligence lawyers on issues surrounding diabetes at an event to be held in Birmingham on 1 November 2018.

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is hosting the seminar at Clayton Hotel.

The event aims to provide lawyers with a greater understanding of the medical and legal issues involved in claims arising from the management and mismanagement of diabetes.

Speakers will include Jonathan Jones QC, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, as well as medical experts, Dr Nicholas Kearsley, General Practitioner, Dr Paul McNally, Consultant Physician specialising in diabetes, Jamie Gillespie, Clinical Specialist Prosthetist and Physiotherapist Kathryn Sizer.

Jonathan Jones QC, who acts for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence and has extensive experience of cases involving errors by GPs, including failing to treat diabetes, said: “The increasing prevalence of diabetes in the general population appears to have given rise to a corresponding increase in the number of clinical negligence claims arising out of the condition.  We hope that attendees will gain an excellent understanding of the essential medicine involved, but also of the key issues concerning breach of duty and causation.  My talk will review the legal principles and complexities which are associated with litigating these claims.”

Dr Kearsley, a very well respected medico-legal expert of considerable experience, will look at the management of diabetes within a GP setting. The talk will provide medical insight and advice regarding potential breaches of duty, dealing both with the acute and long-term presentation of this now common condition.

Dr McNally will offer his specialist expert views on the nature of diabetes and its management in general.  He will discuss many of the complications that commonly lead to litigation, including diabetic foot emergencies, hypoglycaemia and ketoacidosis. Dr McNally will also deal with issues of current life expectancy for patients with diabetes.

Jamie Gillespie and Kathryn Sizer, from Pace Rehabilitation, will discuss some of the challenges faced when treating patients who have undergone major lower limb amputation, an all too common result for those diabetic patients whose condition has not been properly managed.

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