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Dr David Hodgson

Emergency Medicine Consultant MBBS, LLM, FRCEM, MRCEM, MRCP
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Medico-Legal Experience

Dr David Hodgson is a highly qualified expert in emergency medicine and is regularly instructed on behalf of both Defendants and Claimants in clinical negligence cases relating to adult emergency medicine.

He has produced over 50 clinical negligence reports and has completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.

He can opine on cases relating to:

  • Resuscitative Thoracotomy
  • Lateral Canthotomy
  • Level 1 Ultrasound
    • FAST
    • AAA
    • Line placement
    • ELS
  • Conscious Sedation
    • Propofol
    • Ketamine
    • Midazolam
  • Central Venous Catheterisation
    • Internal jugular with USS
    • Subclavian without USS
  • Defibrillation
  • Electrical Cardioversion
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Pleural aspiration
  • Abdominal paracentesis
  • Ascitic tap
  • Venous Cannulation
  • Venepuncture
  • Arterial Blood aspiration
  • Urinary catheterisation (male patients) Plaster of Paris Application
  • IO Access
    • Femoral with or without USS
  • Arterial Catheterisation
  • Chest drain insertion
    • Open
    • Seldinger
  • Fracture manipulation
  • Reduction of dislocations
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Digits
    • Jaw
    • THR
    • Patella
    • Ankle
  • Regional Anaesthesia
    • Ring block
    • Haematoma block
    • Bier’s block
    • Fascia iliaca block
    • femoral nerve block
  • Replacement of PEG tube

Dr Hodgson’s report turnaround time is 8 weeks.

Cardiff University Bond Solon Civil Expert Certificate

Clinical Experience

Dr Hodgson is an Emergency Medicine Consultant within the NHS. He has held senior leadership roles, including Associate Medical Director and Trust Clinical Lead for Continuous Improvement, demonstrating his commitment to quality and safety within the hospital system.

Dr Hodgson is also a member of the IFEM Quality and Safety SIG and the RCEM Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee.

Further bolstering his expertise, Dr. Hodgson obtained an LLM in Healthcare Ethics and Law from the University of Manchester in 2017.


  • Rapid response to Herpes zoster infection Best Practice Article, BMJ, 2019,
  • In Patients Presenting with an Exacerbation of COPD can a normal Venous Blood Gas PCO2 Rule Out Arterial Hypercarbia?, EMJ, Emerg Med J March 2015 Vol 32 Issue 3; 251
  • Rapid response to Subdural Haematoma in the Elderly Educational Article, BMJ, 2014,
  • Rapid response to Thunderclap Headache Educational Article, BMJ, 2013,
  • Prognostic Value of B-Type Natriuretic Peptides (BNP and NT-PROBNP) in Community-Acquired Pneumonia, EMJ, 2012, Emerg Med J October 2012 Volume 29 Issue 10; 856
  • Routine Coagulation Testing in Adult Patients with Epistaxis, BMJ, 2011, Emerg Med J July 2011 Volume 28 Issue 7; 633

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