What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is defined as pain which persists beyond the normal time taken for healing. But chronic pain is poorly understood and often treated with poor outcomes. Chronic pain can affect all age groups and the pain can be localised or widespread. Chronic pain affects the nervous system in many ways, and may lead to low mood, poor sleep, impaired function and a reduced quality of life. However, the way in which people respond to pain and chronic pain disorders varies from person to person. There are many factors which affect the way one person may respond to chronic pain compared to another person.
What is a pain expert?
Pain experts are consultants who specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and management of chronic pain. Pain specialists may come from a variety of backgrounds but commonly, pain management is provided by anaesthetists who have specialist knowledge in, and specialist techniques for, pain management.
Clinical negligence claims arising from chronic pain
Successful claims of chronic pain due to clinical negligence have to demonstrate breach of duty. Clinical negligent care is treatment or care which falls below medically acceptable standards (care which no competent or responsible doctor in the relevant field of medicine would have given). Examples of negligent care include misinterpretation of investigations, misdiagnosis, and inappropriate treatment.
What pain experts does Expert Court Reports have?
We work with Dr Jonathan Rajan, an experienced Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia. As with all our experts, Dr Rajan will only take a case which falls safely into his area of expertise. This is the mark of a good and reliable expert witness.
How quickly can you provide a report?
At Expert Court Reports Ltd, we understand the pressures of the legal profession. We recognise that litigation is subject to defined timescales and for this reason, we will be as flexible and accommodating as we are able to be. However, we pride ourselves on not promising work that cannot be reliably delivered within a given timescale. The quality of the evidence which is provided by our experts is subject to review and scrutiny. All expert reports are subject to a detailed and robust proofreading process to ensure that our expert evidence is accurate and expertly formatted.