Associate Professor Bo Povlsen has provided orthopaedic Medico Legal expert reports for 20 years on hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder cases and has received excellent feedback; see Testimonies Legal Professionals.
Associate Professor Bo Povlsen’s medico legal practice is administered through Povlsen Medico-Legal Ltd.
CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS: 19 Arragon Gardens, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 9LJ.
CONSULTANT ROOMS at London Bridge Hospital, next to London Bridge Rail station.
Associate Professor Bo Povlsen is an orthopaedic consultant who specialises exclusively in conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and the shoulder. He was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon twenty years ago to the world famous Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and has been Associate Professor of Hand Surgery at University of Linkoping, Sweden since 1998. Due to the high demand on his services he is now concentrating his clinical work at The London HAND Clinic, dedicated to the treatment of adult patients with conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, based at the London Bridge Hospital.
However, Associate Professor Bo Povlsen retains an Emeritus Consultant post at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and continues with teaching and examinations.
Associate Professor Bo Povlsen has been involved in research for more than a quarter of a century, has a PhD in neuro-biology and has published more than 60 scientific papers and book chapters in peer reviewed journals and has lectured nationally and internationally and continues to do so. He is author and co-editor of several papers on musculoskeletal injury relevant for personal injury litigation (see research section).
Associate Professor Bo Povlsen is a member of the Academy of Experts, the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), British Shoulder and Elbow Society (BESS), British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS).
Medico legal case mix:
Personal Injury reports 50%
Reports are commissioned by claimants' solicitors, insurance company solicitors or on a joint basis. The approximate ratio is 45/45/10 respectively. The waiting time for appointments is usually 4 weeks, although on occasions people can be seen more quickly if there is a degree of urgency. Reports comply with the current legislation. For an Example of Personal Injury Report see link.
Medical Negligence Reports 50%
Reports on liability and causation are usually prepared from the relevant/available medical records and x-rays/scans without the need to see the claimant. The turnaround time from formal receipt of instructions and all notes to provision of report is usually around two weeks. If the case is to proceed then it may be necessary for Associate Professor Bo Povlsen to see the claimant for provision of a current condition and prognosis report. For an Example of Medical Negligence Report see link.