** This is a tardy and apologetic note to explain the situation in which I find myself as 2017 draws to an end.

I have sustained an injury which resulted in necessary surgery.

Recovery from surgery and an accompanying spinal misadventure has not been as I had hoped. Thank you for putting up with the appointment and administrative chaos. It is our intention (once I can walk) to get back to normal habits. For a start I'll stick to cervical spines, upper extremities and any kind of evaluation which does not require great physical effort.

Eventually I hope to be able to wrestle with challenging physiques without incurring further injuries. I apologise for the inconvenience to which my misadventures have subjected you. **

We specialise in the assessment of permanent impairment which results from injury and/or accident.

We are accredited by Return To Work and the Motor Accident Injury Assessment Scheme (MAIAS).

Our work also includes the provision of medical~legal reports in most jurisdictions, independent medical examinations and evaluations.

Because of the volume and complexity of our referrals please understand that there is usually a four week or more wait for an appointment. Nor can reports be written in unrealistic time frames. A minimum of a month is generally the best that we can do. People have to be thoroughly examined and many documents are complex and time consuming. We have found that both referrers and their clients understand and accept this. So – if you want an appointment within two weeks and a report produced in ten days – please find someone else.

In respect of Return to Work and MAIAS we can evaluate the following.

• Spine                                                • Digestive

• Upper extremity                                • Urinary & Reproductive

• Lower extremity                                • Cardiovascular

• Skin (inc. Face)                                 • Endocrine

• Respiratory                                        • Haematopoietic (i.e., blood)

For any other reports you can include the central and peripheral nervous system and oro-maxillo-facial problems.

If the need arises for an urgent assessment, particularly in connection with judicial proceedings, then we will do our best to assist you. Discuss your requirement with Jody or Eva. Our priority is to do what we can to avoid litigation, try and keep the peace and assist negotiation and settlement. We don’t always succeed and no doubt we occasionally make things worse.

Operating at the very bottom of the food chain in a highly politicised Daedalian environment is not always easy and free of frustration.

But all of us at Clinical Medicine try very hard to keep our sense of humour and keep in mind the admonition of St. Paul in Corinthians 11.19.

 

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