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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:

Personal injury relating to:

  • Chronic pain
    • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Pain after trauma/surgery
    • Neuropathic pain
  • Whiplash associated disorders
  • Management of knee pain
  • Neuromodulation
  • Spinal cord stimulators (SCS)
  • Sacral nerve stimulators
  • Musculoskeletal pain presentation
  • Industrial disease

Clinical negligence relating to:

  • Medical Negligence related to Pain Management
  • Medical Negligence related to Anaesthesia
  • Cauda equina syndrome (CES)
  • Failed Back Surgery (FBS)

Specific cases relating to pain:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chronic pain conditions:
    • Chronic post surgical pain
    • Chronic post traumatic pain
    • Chronic primary pain
    • Chronic widespread pain
    • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Whiplash 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)
  • Unexplained pain
  • Disproportionate pain
  • Chest Pain (musculoskeletal)
  • Nerve related pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Nociceptive pain
  • Chronic secondary pain
  • Degenerative pain
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Arthritis
  • 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

Dr Bret Claxton is a highly qualified medical professional specialising in anaesthesia and pain management. He holds consultant appointments at Bradford NHS Trust and is actively involved in managing chronic pain conditions, providing both NHS and Private Pain Management.

Dr Claxton excels in knee pain management and neuromodulation, particularly Spinal Cord Stimulator insertion.

He is also engaged in professional presentations and educational roles, demonstrating leadership as the Clinical Lead for Pain Services at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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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