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Dr Bret Claxton  

Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine MBChB, FRCA, MMedSCi, FFPMRCA
Claimants and DefendantsHome AppointmentsRemote AppointmentsFace to Face Appointments18+ Patients

Medico-Legal Experience

Dr Bret Claxton is a Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management and an Expert Witness. He has completed Bond Solon training and is instructed by Claimants and Defendants on clinical negligence and personal injury cases.

Dr Claxton has extensive experience in cases associated with:

Clinical negligence relating to:

  • Post-surgical pain
  • Adult anaesthesia
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Multidisciplinary pain management

Personal injury relating to:

  • Chronic pain (including CRPS, fibromyalgia, pain after trauma/surgery)
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Whiplash associated disorders
  • Management of knee pain
  • Neuromodulation
    • Spinal cord stimulators
    • Sacral nerve stimulators
  • Muskuloskeletal pain presentation
  • Industrial disease

Cases relating to pain:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chronic post surgical pain
  • Chronic post traumatic pain
  • Chronic Primary Pain
  • CRPS
  • Whiplash pains
  • Chronic Widespread pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Long covid pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Amputation related pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Lower Back Pain (all)
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Joint pains (all)
  • Interventional pain medical negligence
  • Use of Neuromodulation
  • Unexplained pains
  • Disproportionate pain
  • Cauda Equina pain
  • Failed Back Surgery pain
  • Chest Pain (musculoskeletal)
  • Medical Negligence related to Pain Management
  • Medical Negligence related to Anaesthesia
  • Nerve related pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Nocieceptive pain
  • Chronic Secondary pain
  • Degenerative pain
  • Constitutional pain

Dr Claxton’s appointment availability is from 2-4 weeks and he has a report turnaround time of 4-6 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Currently working as the Clinical Lead for pain services at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Claxton runs a private practice in Yorkshire. He specialises in neuromodulation, including insertion of spinal cord stimulators for post-spinal surgery persistent pain syndromes as outlined within NICE guidance.

Furthermore, he has been a Foundation Training Programme Director, an Associate Postgraduate Dean, an Interim Deputy Postgraduate Dean and Head of the School for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr Claxton deal with industrial disease issues?

Yes, Dr Claxton is happy to take on these cases.

How many serious/complex injury cases per annum does he do?

Dr Claxton does 50+ serious/complex injury cases per annum.

Can Dr Claxton assist with Functional Neurologic Disorders?

Yes, if there is a pain component to their presentation in addition to their FND.

Does Dr Claxton have experience of treating gynaecological pain symptoms?

Yes, Dr Claxton sees these patients regularly in his NHS and private clinics.

Does Dr Claxton have expertise dealing with hypoxic brain injury?

No, Dr Claxton cannot help with this case.

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