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Brain and spinal cord injury specialists gather

Brain and spinal cord injury specialists are to gather to share knowledge and best practice.

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) will be hosting its annual Brain and Spinal Cord Injury conference on 19 and 20 May, at Celtic Manor.

The conference brings together leading practitioners, specialist medical consultants and expert witnesses, who share their expertise and provide a valuable insight into dealing with catastrophic injury cases.

Atherton Godfrey is well placed to deal with these complex injury cases. The firm has a highly experienced team, led by John McQuater, partner and head of litigation, who is himself an accredited specialist in recovering brain injury compensation, as well as compensation for spine injuries and fatal accidents.

John will open the conference on 19 May and then chair the morning session. On 20 May, in his role of deputy digest editor, John will be on the panel for the Journal of Personal Injury Lawyers case and comment session.

The conference, which is back after 2 years, is running as a hybrid event allowing for virtual or in person attendance.

Specialist subjects

Topics covered will include the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as transverse myelitis and spinal stroke. Also covered will be best practice in dealing with potential breaches of duty and issues of causation. Specialists will share practical tips on addressing the issue of dealing with pre-existing medical conditions when handling brain and spinal cord injury claims.

To ensure there is a well-rounded and informative programme, there will also be a discussion on dementia and the potential links with brain injury, assessing cognitive impairment and life after injury.

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