Childbirth

This list shows every expert witness in the UK Register of Expert Witnesses who claims expertise in Childbirth. Click on any expert witness to view full details. You may prefer to interactively search the Register.

Ms Mansfield in ASHBOURNE
I have extensive experience as a Consultant Midwife (15 years), having worked across all areas of midwifery practice. In particular, I have expertise in the provision of emergency maternity care in the pre-hospital setting, and transfers of care from planned and unplanned births involving the emergency services. I currently practise as a Consultant Midwife and lead for maternity care in the London Ambulance Service. I have previously undertaken expert witness work and training.
Dr Hariri in LONDON
Paediatric audiology, including difficult to test children & children with multiple disabilities • Hearing loss due to road traffic accidents • Noise-induced hearing loss • Tinnitus due to road traffic accidents • Dizziness due to accidents • Ear medical negligence cases • Neonatal & birth-related hearing loss • Noise-induced tinnitus • Occupational hearing loss
Ms Hopkins in RICKMANSWORTH
Food intolerance - dietary recommendations • Failure to thrive - paediatrics • Enteral feeding - adult & paediatrics • Nutritional requirements - adult & paediatrics • Diet & obesity • Nutritional assessment • Feeding problems • Obesity in children • Dysphagia problems • Dietary assessment • Dysphagia problems - children • Feeding problems - cerebral palsy • Poor growth - children
Mr Pyper in STORRINGTON
Clinical Negligence in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 680 reports over 23 years: 60% have been on behalf of claimants and 30% have been for hospitals • 88 single joint expert reports for Liverpool Urogynaecology Litigation • Fitness to practise reports for the GMC...
Professor Whitelaw in BRISTOL
I am an experienced clinician in the field of neonatology (newborn medicine), having been a consultant since 1981. I have specialised in injury to the fetal & newborn brain since 1981. I am the author of over 150 original papers in the scientific literature in this field, as well as many chapters in textbooks. My medico-legal experience has been in cases of cerebral palsy alleged to be caused by negligent care of the pregnant mother or newborn baby.
Mr Sharp in IPSWICH
My expertise is as a practising orthopaedic spinal surgeon in spinal disorders & spinal injuries (at all levels of the spine) & in negligence cases involving the management & surgical treatment of spinal cases
Ms Houston in LONDON
I am an experienced senior midwife and nurse who has worked for 30 years in the NHS and in higher education. I have worked many years as a Head of Midwifery in acute trusts in London and the Home Counties. I have continued to work as a clinical midwife. I have passed the Bond Solon Cardiff University Expert Witness course and have attained the certificate of achievement. All aspects of midwifery care, including: • Pregnancy • Labour • Birth & birth-related injury or trauma, including shoulder...
Mr Aquilina in LONDON
Feto-maternal medicine • High-risk obstetrics • Early pregnancy problems • Menstrual disorders • Gynaecology & ultrasound • Fibroids • HRT • Pelvic pain • Ovarian cysts
Mr Strachan in BINGLEY
Ear, nose & throat surgery • Rhinosinusitis • Rhinitis, including allergic rhinitis • Endoscopic sinus surgery • Nasal surgery • Hearing loss & deafness • Tinnitus • Ear surgery • Acute & chronic ear disease
Professor Chowdhary in BIGGLESWADE
Neurological & spinal surgery • Head & brain injury • Spinal injury • Medical negligence related to neurosurgical, spinal & nerve treatment • Birth injury to brain & spine • Whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) • Peripheral nerve damage • Domiciliary visit accepted within England • I accept instructions from defendant & claimant solicitors • Happy to see paediatric patients with personal accidental injuries to the central nervous system
Mrs Sargent in SHIPSTON-ON-STOUR
I have provided over 3000 expert reports on the costs of providing care in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. I have 26 associate experts in my team who prepare expert reports on care, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, occupational health and liability nursing care reports.
Dr Papaioannou in BIRMINGHAM
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist for 10 years at Heartlands Hospital with an annual birth rate of 7500 • Extensive experience in all aspects of general obstetrics & gynaecology • Author of 40 scientific papers & three chapters • Clinical Director for Theatres & Day Surgery • Practising Associate of the Academy of Experts • Included in the Action for Victims of Medical Accidents database • Completed Expert Witness Certificate by Bond Solon/University of Cardiff
Professor Gupta in BIRMINGHAM
I practice general obstetrics & gynaecology with special interests in minimal access "keyhole" surgery (laparoscopic, hysteroscopic & endoscopic surgery) • My expertise is in benign gynaecology, which incorporates menstrual disorders such as menorrhagia (heavy periods), fibroids & endometriosis • Past Trustee for Endometriosis UK
Mr Taylor in EXETER
Obstetrics • Intrapartum care • Antenatal care • Fetal medicine • General gynaecology
Mr Chandraharan in LONDON
As the Lead Consultant for labour ward & lead for clinical governance in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, my expertise is around intrapartum care, especially on: • Fetal monitoring in labour, including cardiotocograph (CTG) & fetal ECG or ST-Analyser (STAN) • Traumatic births, including shoulder dystocia, perineal trauma, injury sustained secondary to instrumental vaginal births • Caesarean sections & instrumental vaginal births • Postpartum haemorrhage & its management • Vaginal breech delivery & cord prolapse...
Dr Di Lustro in MARKET HARBOROUGH
Psychiatric reports for persons detained in secure conditions • Gender-specific (especially female) psychiatric issues • Reports for Mental Health Review Tribunals • Mental Health Act 1983 assessments • Psychiatric reports in criminal & civil cases • Assessment of: fire-setting behaviour, homicide cases, insanity, fitness to plead, sexual offending, violent offending • Assessment for: claims for sexual abuse, child custody cases, testamentary capacity
Dr Stein in HAYES
All adult general psychiatry 16-65 age group • Subspecialty: post-partum psychiatric disorders • Bonding difficulties • Adult psychiatric assessments of mothers in care proceedings with social services • Personal injury • Injury, somatization, road traffic accidents, PTSD, psychiatric negligence • Some forensic experience (not homicide) • Asylum seekers • Forensic psychiatry, including prison assessments
Mrs Garland in SEVENOAKS
All aspects of midwifery care • Hospital & community-based care of mothers & babies • Intrapartum & waterbirths a particular interest • Postnatal care, infant feeding & care of mothers who have had instrumental/caesarean section births an area of interest • As a qualified midwifery tutor I am able to provide expertise in areas of students or education of midwives • Knowledge of risk management & supervision of midwives
Dr Ives in OXFORD
Neonatal medicine • All aspects of the medical management of diseases & disorders of the newborn infant, including: • Resuscitation of the newborn • Newborn intensive care • Birth asphyxia • Hypoxic ischaemic brain injury • Jaundice of the newborn & related brain injury • Kernicterus • Infection in the newborn • Surfactant replacement therapy • Assisted ventilation
Mr Eniola in HIGH WYCOMBE
Consultant obstetrician & gynaecologist of over 10 years. Trained in different aspects of expert witness work (report writing, courtroom skills & giving evidence in cross-examination). Claimant & defendant work. Areas of expertise include: • Antenatal care, medical problems in pregnancy & management of labour • Complications of pregnancy & childbirth, including early pregnancy complications • Colposcopy & issues related to consent in obstetrics & gynaecology...
Professor Raine in BINGLEY
Available to give opinion on matters related to disease & disorders of the ear, nose & throat • Sub-specialisation into paediatrics & otology • Extensive work with industrial hearing loss • Tinnitus • Rhinology • Clinical Director of the Yorkshire Cochlear Implant Unit
Dr Imran Waheed MBChB FRCPsych in BIRMINGHAM
Dr Waheed has been doing expert witness reports since 2007. Due to high demand for high-quality reports, we now have a wide range experts on our panel in virtually every branch of psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and psychology. If Dr Waheed lacks capacity or feels that another expert is more suited, then we will pass the report to another member of our expert panel. Unlike approaching a single expert, we always work to the time frame the legal professional has in mind. We have a nationwide service...
Dr Ineson in OXHEY
I was for 30 years a partner in an eight-doctor teaching practice, and formerly Senior Clinical Fellow at the Postgraduate Medical School, University of Hertfordshire. I now continue part time in clinical practice as a portfolio GP. I was a trainer in general practice for 10 years and GP tutor for 4 years. I have acted in many medical negligence cases for both claimant and defendant over the last 20 years. I am the author of the Cavendish Medicine for Lawyers volume on general practice.
Dr Ng in ORMSKIRK
I hold dual accreditation as a Consultant Paediatrician and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist. I have also completed a Master of Laws degree from the University of Liverpool. I have undergone medico-legal expert training courses and attended court with expertise in general paediatric and paediatric endocrinology cases (25% claimant, 25% defendant, 50% joint). I have provided medico-legal reports in all aspects of paediatric endocrinology and diabetes, child protection issues, road traffic...
Dr Chetcuti in LEEDS
Asthma in children • Respiratory illnesses in children • Respiratory management in preterm (premature) babies & newborn infants, including mechanical ventilation & surfactant administration in newborn intensive care • General paediatrics • Complications of prematurity • Complications of birth • Allergy • Carbon monoxide poisoning in children • Damp housing & respiratory health • Child neglect & welfare
Mrs Francois in HILDENBOROUGH
Midwifery • Antenatal care • Intrapartum & labour care • Postnatal care • High-risk obstetrics & midwifery • I have particular expertise in cerebral palsy cases & shoulder dystocia
Mr Sutton in EPSOM
Antenatal, intrapartum, postnatal & high-risk midwifery care • Majority of my clinical midwifery has been mainly working on the labour ward • Previous labour ward postnatal ward manager • Direct maternity guideline development & publication • Midwifery management • Clinical governance risk management & serious incident investigation, including assisting in legal cases • 15 years' experience in roll out & use of maternity information system, including the collection of maternity data
Dr Ogbureke in DARTFORD
I have been practising paediatrics for over 25 years (16 years as a consultant). I am vastly experienced in the management of complex medical and social paediatric problems. I currently work as Consultant Paediatrician at Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley, Surrey. I am interested in providing expertise in the following areas: general paediatrics, safeguarding/child protection, cerebral palsy, neonatal intensive care, inpatient care, paediatric emergency care and care of the newborn infant.
Mr Ellamushi in LONDON
Brain & spinal surgery
Professor Vloeberghs in NOTTINGHAM
Paediatric neurosurgery, including antenatal, fetal surgery, trauma, congenital malformations, central nervous system (CNS) neoplasia, non-accidental injury to the CNS
Dr Milligan in HEXHAM
Newborn babies • Premature babies • Birth asphyxia • Birth trauma • Resuscitation of newborn babies • Brain injury • Neurodevelopment • Cerebral palsy • Lung diseases of newborn babies • Ventilation of newborn babies • Infection in newborn babies • Jaundice in newborn babies • Fluid balance & nutrition in newborn babies • Transport of newborn babies • Neonatal intensive care • Complications of intensive care
Dr Herron in BELFAST
I specialise in fatal injuries to the head & spine. This may be in relation to murder with fatal assault, shaken baby syndrome, non-accidental injury, road traffic accidents, industrial injuries or any other causes of head or spine trauma. My expertise has been used in many murder cases. I have been involved in cases limited to allegations of medical negligence in hospitalised neurologically ill patients who subsequently die & assessment & diagnosis of dementia & other neurological &...
Dr Knight-Jones in NEWARK
Child development • Brain injury • Childhood Neurodisability & in particular Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disability, Autistic Spectrum Sensory Impairment (Hearing/Vision), Attention Deficit Disorder • I have a particular interest in Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (aka Dyspraxia or DAMP disorder) • Head injury sequelae • Disabilities & problems of premature babies • Birth asphyxia & hypoxia • Developmental delay • Neglect Dr Knight-Jones specialises in neurodisability & child development.
Dr Hartnoll in LONDON
I have been a Consultant Neonatologist since 1999 working in tertiary level neonatal units covering both medical and surgical conditions. I am able to give expert opinion on all aspects of neonatal care, including the medical care of the surgical baby, and complications of prematurity, perinatal injury and birth asphyxia.
Mrs McConville in COLCHESTER
Midwifery care in labour ward/delivery suite • Intrapartum care, including CTG traces • Antenatal care • Postnatal care • Midwifery-led care • Postgraduate Diplomas in Advanced Midwifery Practice & Research Methodology & Philosophy
Mr Nicholas in LONDON
General gynaecology: • Colposcopy • Urogynaecology • Menopause & endocrinology • Gynaecological surgery • Complications in gynaecological surgery • General obstetrics: • High-risk obstetrics • Caesarean section • Complicated deliveries • Complications arising from poor antenatal care or poor intrapartum care
Dr Osunsanmi in CHELTENHAM
Child, adolescent & family psychiatry • Autism spectrum disorders • Psychopharmacology • Family & attachments • Fitness to plead • ADHD • Aggression & criminality - adolescent • Certificate in Family Law
Professor Dalton in CAMBRIDGE
General obstetrics & gynaecology • High-risk obstetrics • Medical disorders in pregnancy • Cerebral palsy • Stillbirth • Maternal death • Obstetric & gynaecological sequelae of road traffic accidents
Mr Campbell in LEEDS
General obstetrics & gynaecology • Perinatal medicine & labour • Prenatal diagnosis • Obstetric & gynaecological ultrasound • Surgery...
Dr Vasu in ASHFORD
Neonatology, including: • Normal newborn care • Intensive care • Resuscitation • Brain injury • Nutrition • Jaundice • Infection and standards of information disclosure
Ms Crocker-Eakins in CHESHAM
Practice Development Midwife • PROMPT trainer - obstetric emergencies
Mr Penman in CHATHAM
Obstetrics • Fetal medicine • Diagnosis & management of fetal abnormalities • Diagnosis & management of multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc.) • Antenatal care • Delivery of pregnant women
Dr Ferriman in SHEFFIELD
Prenatal diagnosis, high-resolution fetal ultrasound & dopplers • Invasive prenatal diagnosis • Intrapartum care & high-risk obstetrics • Multiple pregnancy, including prenatal diagnosis, antenatal surveillance & intrapartum care • Antenatal screening & non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
Mr Fayyad in HARPENDEN
Gynaecological surgery • Urogynaecology • Urinary incontinence treatment in women • Vaginal prolapse treatment in women • Laparoscopic gynaecological surgery • Pelvic floor trauma • Third & fourth degree obstetrics anal sphincter injury • Hysterectomy • Endometriosis • Pelvic pain • Vaginal surgery
Professor Stenson in EDINBURGH
All aspects of neonatal medicine • Risk management in neonatology • Development of clinical protocols in neonatology • Neonatal respiratory care • Neonatal intensive care & life support • Preterm infants: resuscitation, surfactant replacement, oxygen supplementation • Antenatal prescription of corticosteroids • Neonatal & preterm feeding • Parental rights in neonatal units • Medical ethics • Perinatal medicine • Birth asphyxia • Birth-related brain injury of babies • Neonatal death

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