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Medico-Legal

Medico-legal Work

Professor Lodge has been involved in legal work for several years.  This has included defending very senior surgeons at the GMC (the UK medical regulatory body) and carring out investigations for the GMC.  In addition, he carries out detailed reviews of surgery services and individual surgeon reviews for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britian and Ireland.  This involves making recommendations about how to improve the service offered to patients.

Prof Lodge has been doing legal reports for medical cases for several years.  Example cases have dealt with injury and death related to cholecystectomy, liver resection and liver transplantation, and also major abdominal trauma.  He also  regularly deals with cases relating to weight loss (bariatric) surgery.

Prof Lodge has been instructed approximately 60% for defence and 40% for claimant.

Prof Lodge understands that lawyers and the Courts have to work to tight deadlines and he aims to be always on time and working within reasonable financial constraints.

“I have worked with a couple of experts from the UK, and your report is one of the most comprehensive and thorough reports I have seen. Our client will be very pleased, and I am glad that you were engaged as our client’s expert.” legalclinic.com, Singapore, May 2015

“I appreciate your extremely thorough approach and very clear way of structuring the report.  It was very easy to follow your line of reasoning and I will note in our internal feedback that I regard it to be an excellent report.”  GMC Legal, November 2014

Solicitors please use this link to send an email to Prof Lodge if you would like to discuss a case.