A masterclass in the medico-legal aspects of vestibular disorders

06 Jun 2014, 12:00 am

Why this seminar is important

  • Dizziness and balance problems have been reported in up to 90% of patients with a traumatic brain injury.
  • They can occur even after minor head injury and are often a complication of muscular-skeletal injuries.
  • Balance problems are frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed by treating clinicians and medico-legal experts; many claimants are only diagnosed after claims are compromised.
  • Vestibular injuries can be significantly disabling and interfere with general neuro-rehabilitation, cognitive functioning and mood.
  • Targeted treatment can bring about significant improvement and facilitate efficacy of therapy for other injuries.
  • This seminar is led by a team with niche, highly specialist experience of vestibular disorders in the clinical and medico-legal context.  

What this seminar will cover:

  • Vestibular disorders, how to identify symptoms.
  • Proving a vestibular injury and the importance of diagnosis.
  • The importance of getting the right expert report at the right time.
  • Valuing a vestibular injury (general and special damages.
  • Treatment options and the impact on a claim/defence.
  • Tactical approach to claims involving vestibular injuries.