HomePage.jpg

Forensic Neurosurgery


Independent Medical  Assessments
Permanent Impairment Assessments
Motor Accident Injury Assessment Scheme
Injury Scale Value

 

PHONE

08 8267 2542

 LOCATION

Please note - we are moving to the city!

Until end of December 2018:
226 Melbourne St
North Adelaide, SA  5006

From January 2019:
Level 4, Unit 25
55 Gawler Place
Adelaide, SA 5000

 HOURS

Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 1 pm

 

Specialty Areas

Dr Paul Carney is an independent consultant.  All opinions are derived entirely on the basis of professional expertise and medical observation and are formed independently of the referral source.

Dr Carney is experienced in the provision of expert advice across all clinical areas associated with the specialty of neurosurgery, including rehabilitation.

Expertise may be sought for Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), Permanent Impairment Assessments (PIA), MAIAS Injury Scale Value (ISV), negligence or for other matters of medico-legal nature. Assessment for future care is available if requested.

 

 

 Particular Areas Of Assessment

 

 
 Head Injury

 
Head or brain injury or illness

Head and brain injury or illness of all types. Examples include, but are not limited to; traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, stroke (cerebrovascular accident, CVA), aneurysm, cerebral haemorrhage, subdural or extradural haematoma, subarachnoid haemorrhage, hemiplegia, infection, hypoxia.

 

 
Spinal cord injury or illness
 

Examples include; injuries of the lower back or neck (cervical spine), lifting injury, whiplash associated disorder, disc prolapse, sciatica, nerve-root arm pain (brachialgia), fractures, degenerative disease of the spine, complications of spinal surgery, scoliosis or kyphosis, cauda equina syndrome.

 
 

Spinal injury or illness,
including back injury

Spinal cord injury or illness of all types. Examples include, but are not limited to; paraplegia, quadriplegia, myelopathy, arachnoiditis, epidural haematoma or abscess, canal stenosis

 

Peripheral nerve injury or illness 

Peripheral nerve injury or illness of all types. Examples include, but are not limited to; trauma, entrapment neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuritis, brachial plexus, meralgia, neuroma.

 

Injuries and illnesses may not be as simple as they look. In order to ensure thorough and appropriate assessment, opinions are based on;

  • Expert knowledge of neurology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neuropathology 
  • A thorough medical and event history
  • A comprehensive neurological examination
  • Re-evaluation of imaging studies (x-rays, CT scans, MRI etc), independently of reported results
  • Access and reference to up-to-date literature

 


Forensic-Neurosurgery-Experience.jpg

 

Experience

 

A registered neurosurgeon with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons since 1971, Mr Paul Carney is a qualified expert in neurosurgery.  He is experienced in public and private practice, having worked at major public hospitals, and also having established the first full-time practice in private neurosurgery in South Australia.

It is necessary that everyone, whatever the cause of their problem, has access to good advice and treatment.  This includes people injured at work, in vehicular accidents, or by other misadventure.

Further details in summary resume.

Customer Information

Solicitors

Case Managers

Individual Patients

Our clients include; solicitors, insurance company case managers and individual patients acting through these channels. We can assist;

if your case involves any of the following issues:  

  • Personal injury
  • Workplace injury
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Future care requirements
  • Health professional malpractice (Please note:  Opinion in medical negligence cases may be subject to a conflict of interest – potential clients should discuss this with Mr Carney prior to any booking being made.)

or requires any of the following:  

  • Medico-legal Report
  • Joint / Lead Assessor Report
  • Expert Witness Service
  • Case File Reviews


If you are uncertain as to whether your medico-legal problem lies within our field of expertise, please feel free to contact us to discuss this. If we are concerned that your case is not appropriate for a Forensic Neurosurgery opinion, we will discus this with you prior to the writing of a report.

 


 

Booking Appointments

 

Forensic Neurosurgery has dedicated consultation rooms in Adelaide, South Australia. In addition Mr Carney frequently consults in Sydney, New South Wales. Other locations throughout Australia can be accommodated via prior arrangement.

For routine appointments in our Adelaide rooms,  please use the online booking service accessed by the link below. 

Alternatively, appointments or enquiries may be made by phone or email:

In the event there is some matter which requires an urgent opinion or immediate comment, contact:

At the time of booking an appointment, Forensic Neurosurgery requires that an undertaking is made to provide payment within 40 working days of a report being provided. If there is a reason why this undertaking cannot be given, please notify us in writing and indicate when payment can be provided.