Medical Negligence Reports
Medico-Legal Chambers – Medical Negligence Reports
Medico-Legal Chambers was established in 2000, having evolved from John Scurr’s own medico-legal practice. At that time agencies were being established to provide medico-legal reports and it became clear that experts working together could provide the range of services required by solicitors and barristers.
Head of Chambers
John H Scurr FRCS, Consultant General and Vascular Surgeon, is a highly experienced medical expert witness, having been involved in the preparation of more than 5,000 medical negligence reports over 20 years. Mr Scurr takes instructions from claimants, defendants or on a joint basis, in both medical negligence and personal injury cases. He also has extensive experience in giving evidence and being cross-examined in court, having attended over 100 trials and inquests in the UK and Ireland (Mr Scurr also has a busy medico-legal practice in Dublin).
He is currently training other experts in the provision of medical negligence reports and the expertise necessary to give oral evidence. He is also involved in risk assessment and risk management.
Widely published in medical periodicals and textbooks on general surgical, vascular and oncological problems, he has also contributed to several medico-legal publications, including the leading medico-legal textbook Clinical Negligence, edited by Michael Powers QC et al.
Mr Scurr is a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses and the Expert Witness Institute.
John Scurr is a world-renowned surgeon in the field of venous disorders, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. He has participated on a number of UK and EU governmental medical bodies and think-tanks; he has acted as an adviser to the World Health Organization; he has lectured around the world on topics relating to venous thrombosis and is a frequent presenter at international conferences. Mr Scurr is frequently called upon by the media for an independent, expert opinion and advice.
His general surgery and vascular practice is primarily based at the Lister Hospital in London but he also operates clinics at King Edward VII Hospital, Cromwell Hospital and the Cadogan Clinic in London, Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, as well as the Vein Clinic and Beacon Hospital in Dublin.
Experts working for the Chambers
Members of the Chambers have a wide variety of specialities. Reports are prepared by the relevant expert chosen from our database of over 100 medical expert witnesses with a proven track record of producing medico-legal reports. The Chambers encourage new consultants to prepare reports under supervision, so that they are provided with support at all stages during the preparation of their initial reports.