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Dr Burdon writes on Silicosis 

December 5, 2018

Silicosis – a new epidemic of an old occupational lung disease?

Silicosis is caused by the inhalation of crystalline silicon dioxide (silica) and, it is fair to say, that over the years the prevalence of silicosis in Australia has been low as a result of the use of appropriate occupational health and safety measures.  However, in the early 2000s silica containing artificial stones became available in Australia and are becoming increasing popular in the manufacture of kitchen and bathroom bench tops.
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Introducing the gut, our second brain

November 21, 2018

Introducing the gut, our second brain

Decades of research has conclusively established a role for the gut microbiota in regulating immunity but also affecting brain function from behaviour to mental wellbeing. Microbiota is a general term indicating the family of microbes residing in the gut including bacteria, viruses and fungi. The microbiota is differentiated from the microbiome, which is the name given to the genes of all these microorganisms.

Because the microbiota is intimately dependent on nutrition, our diet can indeed modulate the host resilience to diseases but also our mental health. This complex interplay of the gut microbiota with the brain has received ample attention in medical research with surprising, and at times less appealing consequences (see faecal transplantation below).
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TRICK or TREAT... Elbow bursitis

October 31, 2018

TRICK or TREAT... Elbow bursitis

We couldn’t resist providing our clients with a Halloween treat, the pathology Elbow bursitis. The inflammation of the elbow bursa, also called olecranon bursitis, is quite disturbing as it makes it difficult to lean on our elbows during daily activities at the desk or at home. 

The olecranon is the proximal protruding, portion of the ulna, the forearm bone connecting to the humerus to form the elbow joint. Funnily enough, olecranon bursitis is also called “Popeye’s elbow” for those old enough to remember the infamous sailor man devouring spinach to acquire herculean strength …
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Too many diabetes foot amputations in Australia

October 17, 2018

Too many diabetes foot amputations in Australia

Amputations are 15 times more common in people with diabetes and belong to an array of complications arising over the years in people with diabetes type 2. The Australian Doctor published: Amputation rates in Australia are among the highest in the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), so that diabetes specialists are calling for urgent improvement to diabetic foot care, given Australia’s startlingly high amputation rate.

Over 8,000 limbs amputations are performed every year in Australia meaning that every two hours, a limb — typically a foot — is amputated from a patient with diabetes, according to the Medical Journal of Australia. Foot disease accounts for up to one-third of all diabetes-related clinical costs, with an estimated financial burden on the Australian healthcare system of $1.6 billion a year.
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Anatomy of the spine and spinal cord

October 3, 2018

Anatomy of the spine and spinal cord

One of our most complex anatomical body parts, the spine, plays many important roles such as holding the body upright and connecting the head with the torso and pelvis. Functionally, the spine allows the body to bend forward and backward, rotate, and to a limited extent, bend laterally. 

24 vertebrae form the spine. Each vertebra is made of distinct structures known as the vertebral body, laminae, pedicles, spinous and transverse/articular processes. The vertebrae are separated by discs that absorb the impact posed on the spine.
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Distal humerus fracture

September 19, 2018

Distal humerus fracture

Also named supracondylar fracture, a distal humerus fracture is a type fracture of the elbow involving the lower (distal) part of the arm bone. A distal humerus fracture can impair or block completely the movements of the elbow. It is a very common fracture in children and predominantly caused by a traumatic injury. It often occurs concomitantly to an elbow dislocation and may cause damage to the vessels (brachial artery) and nerves (radial nerve).
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Carpal bone fractures

September 5, 2018

Carpal bone fractures

Carpal injuries often occur due to sports trauma, work repetitive movements or overload. These fractures are most common in children (6-10 years of age) and people over 60 years of age. 

Injuries to the carpal bones including distortions and fractures are mostly the consequence of falls onto an outstretched hand, a spontaneous reaction of people to protect the body from major injuries. However, they can also be caused by overuse in racquet sports, golfing as well as professions requiring intensive manual work.
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Dr Gallogly writes: Differences in Psychiatry and Psychology

August 23, 2018

Psychiatry and psychology: differences in training, clinical practice and medico-legal consulting

Many clients of Lex Medicus don’t know the difference between a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist. Nor do many know about our different sub-specialties and what Psychiatrists do.

The purpose of this article is very simply to outline to Legal Practitioners a breakdown of these different groups of mental health professionals, what the similarities are, what the differences are and hopefully provide guidance on what Mental Health Specialist to choose when litigating a particular case.
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Labral tear of the hip

August 8, 2018

Labral tear of the hip

A year ago, in the afternoon following a morning yoga class, I injured the labrum of my left hip. A simple movement whilst repositioning myself in the car seat caused friction between my femoral head and hip socket resulting in a lesion of the labrum. The labrum is a thick cartilaginous tissue covering the hip socket or ‘acetabulum’, which helps to consolidate the hip joint by attaching to the pelvic capsule and the ligaments of the femoral head.
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Learning SIGMD for Spinal Assessment Part 2

July 11, 2018

Learning SIGMD for Spinal Assessment Part 2

Have you read the Spinal Impairment Guides Modification Document (SIGMD)? If not, this is a must!

In preparation for the upcoming breakfast seminar presented by Mr Thomas Kossmann on the SIGMD legislation, Lex Medicus is proud to release a second article to whet your appetite. This article will provide a more detailed description of the SIGMD methodology of spinal assessment.
The SIGMD was published in the Victorian Government Gazette on 6 October 2016 (Special Gazette, No. S 305) Spinal Impairment Guides Modification Document (SIGMD) for TAC clients who suffered injuries to their spine after 14 December 2016.
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Impairment Assessment of the Shoulder

June 27, 2018

Case Studies Of Impairment Assessment Of The Shoulder

There is no better way to understand how medical examiners achieve an impairment assessment of their clients than by providing practical examples. Today, Mr Thomas Kossmann, Orthopaedic Surgeon, will demonstrate a few case studies for the impairment assessment of clients with various shoulder pathologies. 
In Victoria, an impairment assessment must be performed according to the specific steps defined in the American Medical Association (AMA) Guidelines (4th Edition).
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Disk herniation of the spine

Jun 13, 2018

Lex Medicus Publishing: Disk herniation of the spine

Injuries and degenerative pathologies of the spine represent a major health burden to our societies. Back pain is the second leading condition that requires medical attention. Up to 80% of adults will experience at least one episode of low back pain during their lifetime, and 5% will have recurrent problems some of which remain chronic. Back pain is the most common reason for work absence and loss of income and productivity, thus representing a significant epidemiological problem.
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SIGMD for spinal impairment assessment

May 16, 2018

The mystery of SIGMD for spinal impairment assessment revealed!

Spinal Impairment Guides Modification Document (SIGMD) for TAC clients who suffered injuries to their spine after 14 December 2016.

As a preamble for the upcoming breakfast seminar presented by Mr Thomas Kossmann on the new SIGMD legislation (20 July 2018 in Melbourne; see seminar details below), Lex Medicus is releasing a few articles to provide you with a comprehensive description of this new method of spine assessment.
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DNA Testing to capture the guilty and free the innocent

May 2, 2018

DNA testing in the crime scene to capture the guilty and free the innocent

On 18th March, we celebrated World DNA day. DNA, scientifically known as deoxyribonucleic acid, is the individual code that determines who we are. Its pairs of molecules, called nucleotide bases, form a double helix that was first described by Watson and Crick in 1953, a discovery acknowledged by a Nobel prize award in 1962. The pool of genes, each unit controlling the synthesis of single proteins, forms the human genome (totalling circa 20,500 genes) that was successfully deciphered 50 years later in 2003.
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Golfer's elbow - Medial epicondylitis

April 11, 2018

Golfer's elbow - Medial epicondylitis

According to the site Top100 golf courses, ”Golf is Australia's number one participant sport and more than 460,000 Aussies belong to a golf club. 1.3 million people or approximately 10% of the adult Australian population play golf. With more than 1,800 golf courses to choose from, the variety is staggering”. Although Victoria is the smallest State of the Country, it is the most densely populated, thus reflecting the national highest number of golf participants enjoying almost 400 clubs merging the Victorian Golf Association and the Victorian Ladies Golf Union, founded in 1902 and 1906, respectively.
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Subacromial bursitis - Shoulder bursistis

March 7, 2018

Subacromial bursitis of the shoulder

The shoulder is our most mobile joint. With an almost 360 degree rotation the shoulder joint, or better said, the three shoulder joints that form this complex articulation, are subject to a large spectrum of pathologies. In addition to the bony and cartilage structures, numerous components such as ligaments, muscles and tendons meet at the point of friction of the joints, thus an injury or a symptomatic manifestation around the shoulder may be difficult to interpret in forming the exact diagnosis of underlying issues as so many elements could be involved.
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Painless death, the Euthanasia taboo

February 21, 2018

Painless Death, The Euthanasia Taboo

The subject of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide is polarising, sensitive and complex. The end-of-life decision process involves multiple individuals, each one with the authority to affect the ultimate verdict of whether or not a terminally ill person can rule when to terminate his or her own life. At the core is the patient increasingly empowered to self-determination. Then come the next-of-kin and the treating doctors with their ultimate prognosis on the individuals’ terminal illness.
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Pelvic fractures

February 7, 2018

The Seriousness of Pelvic Fractures

The Lex Medicus Team is delighted to welcome you back to the Newsletter series of 2018. We trust you had a joyful festive season and returned safely to work. The pathology we present today, pelvic fractures, is a complex one that we hope you will find of interest. The link below has the newest anatomical images that our medical illustrator has generated to depict the classification of pelvic fractures. However, be reminded that all images published by Lex Medicus are strictly protected by Copyright.
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Why Rudolph's nose is glowing red

December 12, 2017

Rudolph's Nose is Glowing Red and That's Not Shiraz

Santa is a clever man!
 
Why he chose reindeer as his best team-mates is not that simple, but quite reasonable. Arctic reindeer (scientific name Rangifer tarandus tarandus) can resist below freezing temperatures like no others. They maintain their energetic action and run through the tundra like gazelles in the savanna.
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Lex Medicus Online

November 29, 2017

Time is Money - Don't Waste It

Time is money and very precious. The benefits of modern information technology have found their way in the medico-legal field.
Lex Medicus followed this trend and has developed a portal called Lex Medicus Online (LMO).
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De Quervain's tenosynovitis

October 11, 2017

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: Challenges in Diagnosis, Treatment and Causation for Medico-Legal Assessment

I came across a captivating article published in the Journal of Hand Surgery by Mr Kay in 2000: “de Quervain’s disease: Changing pathology or changing perception?”. The article provides a historical view on de Quervain’s tenosynovitis and how it was initially perceived in the 1900’s.
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Compartment syndrome

November 15, 2017

Case Reports of Compartment Syndrome - Time is King

The compartments of the body refer to anatomical units that are enclosed by thick connective membranes called fascia. These compartments contain groups of muscles, nerves and vessels.
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Antibiotic resistance

November 1, 2017

Antibiotic Resistance: Strategy to Combat the Problem

There is a saying that with or without antibiotics, a flu lasts 7 days. How often are antibiotics prescribed at the first flu symptoms because of the pressure patients put on GPs not to take time off work or family commitments?
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Dr Poppenbeek,
Occupational Physician writes...

September 27, 2017

The Importance of Being Right (with Apologies to Oscar Wilde)

In medical practice, being right has two meanings: ethically right and clinically right. Ethically right is easy to define. Being clinically right is a far more complex issue, which calls for great skill and expertise.
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Shoulder Examination

September 13, 2017

Examination of the Shoulder

Consistent with the wide range of movement of the shoulder joint almost reaching a 360 degree spectrum, the shoulder is indeed one of our body parts most prone to injuries and degenerative conditions.
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3D Gait Analysis

August 30, 2017

3D Gait Analysis: A revolutionary tool in medico legal reporting

Following the success of our Wine & Gait seminar held at Lex Medicus rooms in South Yarra on 17 August, we thought it would be valuable to share the messages delivered by our speakers through our Lex Medicus Publishing Newsletter.
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Osteoporosis & Hip Fracture

August 2, 2017

Osteoporosis - A silent burden to the Australian community Pathology: Hip fracture

What is osteoporosis? In Osteoporosis Australia, it is stated that the condition affects one million Australians. The loss of calcium leads to reduction in bone density, making bones brittle and prone to fractures even with minor injuries.
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Opioids

July 19, 2017

Opioids - A public epidemic

What are Opioids?

Which words come to your mind when you hear the term “opioids”? Pain relief, prescription drug, abuse, addiction, death, public health, epidemic…
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ISO Certification

June 21, 2017

How Lex Medicus Became an ISO Certified Medico-legal Company

Two weeks into a new role at Lex Medicus, our Director, Mr Thomas Kossmann came to Heidi Zec with a “small project”, to have our company certified for three ISO Standards. Eager to make a good impression, Heidi accepted the challenge, teamed up with our General Manager, Giulia Kossmann and began the work.
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Hip Dysplasia

June 7, 2017

Hip Dysplasia Late Diagnosis: Invasive Surgery and Compensation

Those growing up in the 60s and 70s will remember the infamous sailor man, Popeye, who devoured spinach out of the tin that gave him an immediate monstrous force to punch the bad guys around in defence of his eternal girlfriend Olive.
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Knee Arthroscopy

May 24, 2017

The Knee Arthroscopy: Dilemma - is it Unnecessary Surgery?

Surgeons love to operate. This is what they have been trained for in lengthy, arduous careers. But how much of the surgery done is truly necessary? Is surgical treatment always demonstrated to provide benefit when compared to conservative treatment?
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Crack the Doctor's Code

April 26, 2017

How to Crack the Doctor's Code?

Inspired by the seminar given by Lex Medicus Director Thomas Kossmann on medical terminology at Maurice Blackburn in Melbourne last Wednesday, we thought that this topic would be interesting for our larger audience.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

April 5, 2017

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome a Work-related Disease?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a frequent pathology affecting individuals over 35 years of age and mostly women. It is often thought to be caused by manual labour and computer work. The aetiology of this condition remains controversial and it is unclear to what extent anatomical and predisposing factors or professional activities lead to the disease.
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Medical Negligence

March 16, 2017

When is Medical Negligence a Crime?

Medicine is not an exact science. A wealth of factors determine the quality of care provided to patients, which strictly depend on level of experience of the health professional, the speciality in which he/she operates, the uniqueness of each case and the condition that patient is suffering from.
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Sacrum Fracture

March 1, 2017

Sacrum Fracture

A sacral fracture is a break in the low portion of the spine located in the posterior side of the pelvic ring between the two hipbones. A fracture to the sacrum mostly occurs via trauma or as a stress fracture.
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Sport Concussion

February 15, 2017

Sports-related Concussion, More than a Legal Matter

The Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Medical Association published a paper in January 2017 to define sport-related concussions and provide recommendations to be implemented in sport settings to reduce the incidence of a concussion.
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Spine Examination

February 1, 2017

The ABC of the Examination of the Spine

The examination of the spine for either clinical or medico-legal assessment is delicate. Forming a diagnosis and determining any impairments that may have been caused by an injury or degenerative condition is challenging due to the highly sophisticated structural anatomy of the spine.
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Tattoos

January 18, 2017

Do you want a tattoo? Think again

The popularity of body tattoos is on the rise. While having a tattoo goes back to ancient traditions of ethnic identity, and membership to organisations with at times dubious practices, nowadays having a tattoo is a meaningful distinctive hallmark that defines who we are and our relationship to others.
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Spondylolysis & Spondylolistesis

December 21, 2016

Santa Syndrome - Spondylolysis and Spondylolistesis

This pathology is a also named Santa syndrome... Ho Ho!The terms referring to these pathologies derive from ancient Greek. Spondylolysis sphondylos + lysis (vertebrae + rupture) and Spondylolisthesis sphondylos + olisthanein (vertebrae + falling) mean respectively, the fracture and the forward displacement of one vertebra relative the vertebra below.
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Thumb Fracture

November 23, 2016

Thumb Fracture - Introduction and Case Report

The thumb is indeed our most important finger, the one that distinguishes us (and primates) from other species by conferring our superiority in a multitude of manual functions including pinch, grasp and fine movement.
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Compartment Syndrome

November 9, 2016

Thomas Kossmann presented at the Australian Lawyers Alliance National Conference

This year, Lex Medicus has continued not only as a key sponsoring partner but also an active participant of the National Conference of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).
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Compensation in Spinal Cord Injury: Diagnosis vs treatment

April 10, 2017

Compensation in Spinal Cord Injury: Diagnosis vs treatment

Compensation in spinal cord injured ptients is a complex topic with many variables that can influence the outcome. 
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The enormous impact of spinal pathologies in client compensation

April 10, 2017

The enormous impact of spinal pathologies in client compensation

In this issue of our newsletter, Lex Medicus Publishing is presenting a pathology: Disk Herniation of the Spine. 
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Shoulder Dislocation Luxation

April 10, 2017

Shoulder Dislocation Luxation

Shoulder Dislocation Luxation Shoulder Dislocation Luxation
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Long Biceps Tendonitis

April 10, 2017

Long Biceps Tendonitis

Long biceps tendonitis can be caused by repetitive overhead activities, or sudden injury caused by excessive force to the biceps tendons when lifting.
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Proximal Humerus Fracture

April 10, 2017

Proximal Humerus Fracture

A common fracture caused by a fall or through impact from sports or motor vehicle accidents. It is the third most common fracture in the elderly.
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Wine and Negligence Seminar

April 10, 2017

Wine and Negligence Seminar

Lex Medicus recently hosted the inaugural Wine and Negligence seminar, with Director Mr Thomas Kossmann presenting on Compartment Syndrome.
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Osteoarthritis of the hip

April 10, 2017

Osteoarthritis of the hip

Osteoarthritis is the most frequent form of arthritis concerning millions of individuals worldwide.
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Tennis Elbow

April 10, 2017

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow refers to pathology of the extensor tendon located on the outer side of the elbow causing significant pain.
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Tennis Elbow

April 10, 2017

Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis, also called tennis elbow, is a very painful and debilitating condition occurring in people with upper extremities work load.
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Class Action Settlement against DePuy in Australia

April 10, 2017

Class Action Settlement against DePuy in Australia

The class action proceedings by Shine Lawyers and Maurice Blackburn against DePuy and Johnson & Johnson, have reached a settlement agreement.
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Dr Peter Blombery on pain

April 10, 2017

Dr Peter Blombery on pain

Chronic pain is a recurrent medical problem with major implications in the medico legal sector.
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Lex Medicus sponsors ALA

April 10, 2017

Lex Medicus sponsors ALA

Visit our booth on 13-14 May at the Australian Lawyer Alliance VIC State Conference, in Torquay, Peppers the Sands Resort
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New ISCRR Report on Work Related Injury

April 10, 2017

New ISCRR Report on Work Related Injury

Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common injury claim type in work-related injury, according to the recent ISCRR report.
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Dr Peter Blombery, Consultant Physician

April 10, 2017

Dr Peter Blombery, Consultant Physician

A highly regarded Consultant Physician (Vascular Disease and Pain Management) with extensive experience in providing quality medico- legal reports.
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Osteoarthritis of the hip: a growing health problem

April 10, 2017

Osteoarthritis of the hip: a growing health problem

Classified as one of the major chronic diseases in Australia, osteoarthritis touches 1.8 million individuals (8%).
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Introducing A/Prof Cristina Morganti-Kossmann

April 10, 2017

Introducing A/Prof Cristina Morganti-Kossmann

Lex Medicus Publishing provides invaluable educational resources to give an edge of medical understanding in interactions with clients.
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Mr Thomas Kossmann to speak at ALA Breakfast Seminar

April 10, 2017

Mr Thomas Kossmann to speak at ALA Breakfast Seminar

Mr Thomas Kossmann will present at the ALA Breakfast Seminar on Thursday, 11 August on "Inside the Spine: From Injury to Impairment Assessment".
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Impairment Assessment Case Study: Shoulder rotator cuff pathology

April 10, 2017

Impairment Assessment Case Study: Shoulder rotator cuff pathology

To facilitate the comprehension of the process of impairment assessment, Lex Medicus will regularly present actual case studies of patients.
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Natalie Stansen, Quality Assurance Consultant

April 10, 2017

Natalie Stansen, Quality Assurance Consultant

Natalie Stansen has been promoted to the role of Quality Assurance Consultant and Paralegal.
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Perinatal Death at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital

April 10, 2017

Perinatal Death at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital

Comment by A/Prof Ian Pettigrew, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
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Lex Medicus presentation at the National Conference of the ALA

April 10, 2017

Lex Medicus presentation at the National Conference of the ALA

This year, Lex Medicus was a key sponsoring partner and an active participant to the National Conference of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. Our Director, Mr Thomas Kossmann, was an invited speaker. The conference was held on 20-22 October 2016 in tropical Port Douglas at the Sheraton Mirage Resort.
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Lex Medicus’ 12 rules to write a winning Medico Legal Report

April 10, 2017

Lex Medicus’ 12 rules to write a winning Medico Legal Report

Lex Medicus’ success relies on a unique model of medico legal report writing that is standardised, comprehensive, simple and unequivocal. 
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Director of Lex Medicus to speak at ALA National Conference

April 10, 2017

Director of Lex Medicus to speak at ALA National Conference

Thomas Kossmann will speak at the National Conference of the Australian Lawyer Alliance
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Introducing Associate Professor Ian Pettigrew

April 10, 2017

Introducing Associate Professor Ian Pettigrew

Associate Professor Ian Pettigrew is a senior consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Lex Medicus.
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Introducing A/Prof Abdul Khalid, Psychiatrist

April 10, 2017

Introducing A/Prof Abdul Khalid, Psychiatrist

A/Prof Abdul Khalid will co-host our next seminar, "Wine and Psychiatry", on 10 November.
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Introducing Professor David Barton, Psychiatrist

April 10, 2017

Introducing Professor David Barton, Psychiatrist

Professor David Barton will co-host our next seminar, "Wine and Psychiatry", on 10 November.
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Lex Medicus becomes a multisciplinary medico legal practice

April 10, 2017

Lex Medicus becomes a multisciplinary medico legal practice

Lex Medicus is pleased to introduce a number of new consultants joining our team of medical examiners in 2016. 
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Events

NATIONAL CONFERENCES

Informa’s Annual Medico Legal Congress

Venue: Swissotel

Sydney, NSW

9 March – 10 March 2017

https://www.informa.com.au/event/medico-legal-congress/

20th Commonwealth Law Conference

20 March 2017– 24 March 2017

Melbourne

The Commonwealth Lawyers Association is delighted to be returning to the southern hemisphere where the vibrant city of Melbourne will host the 20th Commonwealth Law Conference, in association with the Law Institute of Victoria. The theme of the 2017 conference, “Thriving in a global world: building on the rule of law” presents a unique canvass to consider legal issues in our globalised world that both innovate and challenge lawyers practising today.  

http://commonwealthlawconference.org/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=search&gclid=CJG60cXiuNECFYGbvAodDlYI4Q

3rd Annual Personal Injury Law Conference

Seminar Detail

Session ID: 173Q26

Date: Friday, 24 March 2017

Time: 09:00am - 05:15pm

Venue: Mercure Hotel Brisbane, Level 2, 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane

http://www.legalwiseseminars.com.au/search/SeminarDetail?SessionId=173Q26

Australian Orthopaedic Association Medico-Legal Society

Medico-Legal Meeting 2017 1–2 September 2017 Sydney

CONTACTS

Chair Drew Dixon Suite 2, Rear Building, 41 Palmerston Road Hornsby NSW 2077 T 02 9477 5838 E drewdix@people.net.au

https://www.aoa.org.au/subspecialties/medico-legal

Australian Lawyers Alliance Meetings:

·       QLD State  Conference 17-18 FEB, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

·       NSW State  Conference 17 MAR, Dockside Convention Centre, Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour

·       VIC State  Conference 12-13 MAY, Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo 

·       Medical Law  Conference 21 JULY, Dockside Convention Centre, Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour 

·       ACT Branch  Conference 25 AUG, ANU Commons, Acton

·       WA State Conference  - SEPT (Date & venue to be confirmed)

·       National Conference  19-21 OCT, Darwin Convention Centre

·       SA State Conference  10 NOV, St Mark's College, North Adelaide    

Find updates here:

https://www.lawyersalliance.com.au/events/event/vic-Upper-extremities-part1

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

American College Of Legal Medicine 57th Annual Meeting 2017

February 23, 2017 - February 26, 2017

Venue: Bally’s Las Vegas

Las Vegas , United States

http://www.medical.theconferencewebsite.com/conference-info/american-college-of-legal-medicine-57th-annual-meeting-2017

 

2nd Annual International Congress of the International Association of Law and Forensic Science 2017

March 17, 2017 - March 19, 2017

Venue: Intercontinental City Stars

Cairo , Egypt

n Collaboration With Islamic Countries Organization of Forensic Medicine (ICOFM) The 2nd Korean Forensic Medicine Authority Middle East Congress The 8th Arab Union of Forensic Physicians Congress The Turkish Society of Forensic and Clinical Toxicology The Eurasian Academy of Forensic Medicine & Sciences

http://www.medical.theconferencewebsite.com/conference-info/2nd-annual-international-congress-of-the-international-association-of-law-and-forensic-science-2017

 

12th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law 2017

Venue: Saint Raphael Hotel,

Limassol, Cyprus

March 21, 2017 - March 23, 2017

The UNESCO Chair in Bioethics is pleased to invite you to become an active participant at the 12th World Conference. The Conference is designed to offer a platform for the exchange of information and knowledge and to hold discussions, lectures, workshops and exhibition of programs and databases. If you wish to take part in the scientific program, submit your abstract to: confer@isas.co.il See here for abstract submission details Deadline for abstract submission: November 30, 2016

http://www.medical.theconferencewebsite.com/conference-info/12th-world-conference-on-bioethics-medical-ethics-and-health-law-2017

North American Brain Injury Society 30th Annual Conference on Legal Issues in Brain Injury 2017

Venue: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

New Orleans, USA

March 29, 2017 - April 1, 2017

http://www.medical.theconferencewebsite.com/conference-info/north-american-brain-injury-society-30th-annual-conference-on-legal-issues-in-brain-injury-2017

12th Annual Medical-Legal Partnership Summit 2017

Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

National Harbor, USA

April 5, 2017 - April 7, 2017

http://www.medical.theconferencewebsite.com/conference-info/12th-annual-medicallegal-partnership-summit-2017

North South Oceanic Legal & medical Conference

Cruise on Silver Galapagos & Quito JW Marriott

20 April 2017 – 29 April 2017

Galapagos, Chile

The academic program has always been the centrepiece of our conferences, but an equally important element is the networking activities we organise outside the professional program. The interaction facilitated by CPE Conferences’ social programs have established an increased camaraderie between professionals of all backgrounds and specialties, a mutual referring of clients and access to professional resources which previously would have been either inaccessible or unknown.

http://www.cpeconferences.com/medical-legal-conferences/2017-medical-legal-conferences/

 

South West Legal & Medical Conference

Venue: The singular

Santiago, Chile

8 May 2017 – 15 May 2017

The Santiago Legal Conference runs in conjunction with the Galapagos Expedition Conference to be held 20 - 29 April 2017. The multiple registration rate applies if delegates simultaneously register for more than one conference.  We are an endorsed provider of Continuing Medical Education for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. This conference attracts points at rate of 2 points per hour of participation (although not every session attracts points).

The Santiago Conference is also combinable with the Macchu Picchu and Inca Trail private tour, 30 April - 7 May, 2017.

http://www.cpeconferences.com/medical-legal-conferences/2017-medical-legal-conferences/

 

29th Annual Clinical Negligence Conference 2017 (AVMA 2017)

Venue: Royal Armouries Museum

Leeds, UK

June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017

http://www.medical.theconferencewebsite.com/conference-info/29th-annual-clinical-negligence-conference-2017

 

Europe Asia Legal & Medical Conference

Venue: Grand Hotel Tritone

Positano, Italy

25 June 2017 – 2 July 2017

CPE Conferences is an endorsed QI & CPD provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

http://www.cpeconferences.com/medical-legal-conferences/2017-medical-legal-conferences/

 

Pan Europe Pacific Legal & Medical Conference

Venue: Hotel Royal Saint Honore

Paris, France

5 July 2017 – 5 July 2017

CPE Conferences is an endorsed QI & CPD provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

http://www.cpeconferences.com/medical-legal-conferences/2017-medical-legal-conferences/

 

23rd World Association for Medical Law (WAML) Annual Congress- 50th Golden Anniversary Meeting

July 10, 2017 – July 13, 2017

Baku, Azerbaijan

The World Association for Medical Law (WAML) was established and the first Congress was held in Ghent, Belgium in 1967.

The purpose of the WAML is to encourage the study and discussion of health law, legal medicine and ethics, for the benefit of society and the advancement of human rights. The aim of the WAML is to promote the study of the consequences in jurisprudence, legislation and ethics of developments in medicine, health care and related sciences.

http://wafml.memberlodge.org/

 

Europe Oceania Legal & Medical Conference

Venue: On board SS Antoinette (Cruise)

Rhine River, France

15 July 2017 – 23 July 2017

The conference begins in the medieval town of Basel, Switzerland, before embarking on Uniworld’s SS Antoinette (or River Empress) to explore this stunning part of Europe. CPE Conferences is an endorsed QI & CPD provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

http://www.cpeconferences.com/medical-legal-conferences/2017-medical-legal-conferences/

 

North South Legal & Medical Conference

Venue: Pulitzer Hotel

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

24 July 2017 – 31 July 2017

CPE Conferences is an endorsed QI & CPD provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

http://www.cpeconferences.com/medical-legal-conferences/2017-medical-legal-conferences/

 

Pan Europe Asia Legal & Medical Conference

Venue: Centro Congressi Cavour

Rome, Italy

29 September 2017 – 6 October 2017

CPE Conferences is an endorsed QI & CPD provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

http://www.cpeconferences.com/medical-legal-conferences/2017-medical-legal-conferences/

 

Pan Europe Oceania Legal & Medical Conference @ Sea

On board the Silver Spirit, Pre-cruise: Bernini Bristol Hotel

From Rome to Sicily & Italian Riviera, Italy up to Monte Carlo

Italy and Monte Carlo

6 October 2017 – 16 October 2017

CPE Conferences is an endorsed QI & CPD provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

http://www.cpeconferences.com/medical-legal-conferences/2017-medical-legal-conferences/

 

USA Pacific Legal & Medical Conference

Venue: World-Wide Business Centre

New York, USA

12 December 2012 – 19 December 2012

CPE Conferences is an endorsed QI & CPD provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

http://www.cpeconferences.com/medical-legal-conferences/2017-medical-legal-conferences/

Courses

COURSES & SEMINARS

Seminar series at Lex Medicus Suites

9 February 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Title: Wine & Pain. Clinical & Medico Legal Aspects of Chronic Pain

Presented by Dr Peter Blombery and followed by Italian wine tasting with Sommelier James Ahearn.

Lex Medicus 9 Yarra street, Suite 1012, South Yarra

For bookings email: reception@lexmedicus.com.au

 

Seminar series at Lex Medicus Suites

18 May 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Title: Wine & Spine. 

Presented by Orthopaedics Surgeons, Mr Roy Carey & Mr Thomas Kossmann, followed by wine tasting with Sommelier James Ahearn.

Lex Medicus 9 Yarra street, Suite 1012, South Yarra

For bookings email: reception@lexmedicus.com.au

 

Australian Lawyers Alliance QLD State Conference

17 February 2017, 2:15 pm

RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

Title of the talk: The fundamentals of Spinal Surgery, by Mr Thomas Kossmann

 

Australian Lawyers Alliance Breakfast seminar series

Melbourne CBD, Venue to be confirmed

Title: Upper extremities Part 1 & Part 2, by Mr Thomas Kossmann

24 August 2017

7:50 am – 10 am

 

Australian Lawyers Alliance Breakfast seminar series

Melbourne CBD, Venue to be confirmed

Title: Lower extremities Part 1 & Part 2, by Mr Thomas Kossmann

15 June 2017

7:50 am – 10 am

Writing Medico Legal Reports (Royal College of Surgeons)

12 September 2017 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia 

Workshop information

This evening workshop helps you to gain greater insight into the issues relating to providing expert opinion and translates the understanding into the preparation of high quality reports. It also explores the lawyer/expert relationship and the role of an advocate. You can learn how to produce objective, well-structured and comprehensive reports that communicate effectively to the reader. This ability is one of the most important roles of an expert adviser.

Key learning outcomes:

  • The legal rules covering admissibility of an expert report
  • How to prepare and set out an expert report to ensure compliance with court     rules
  • The lawyer/expert relationship, advocate perspective and surgical perspective     on form and content.

This course is recommended for surgeons with an interest in medico legal matters. Participants are also encouraged to attend AMA Impairment Guidelines Level 5th Edition: Difficult Cases

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

Presenters: Mr Joe Lizzio FRACS and RACS Fellows

http://www.surgeons.org/for-health-professionals/register-courses-events/professional-development/writing-medico-legal-reports/

AMA Impairment Guidelines 5th Edition: Difficult Cases

Seminar information

The American Medical Association (AMA) Impairment Guidelines inform medico legal practitioners as to the level of impairment suffered by patients and assist with their decision as to the suitability of a patient's return to work. While the guidelines are extensive, they sometimes do not account for unusual or difficult cases that arise from time to time. This evening workshop provides surgeons involved in the management of medico legal cases with a forum to discuss their difficult cases, the problems they encountered and the steps they applied to satisfactorily resolve the issues faced. This workshop complements the accredited AMA Guideline Training Courses.

2 September 2017 - Sydney, NSW, Australia 

Presenters: RACS Fellows

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

http://www.surgeons.org/for-health-professionals/register-courses-events/professional-development/ama-impairment-guidelines-5th-edition-difficult-cases/