A Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist in the Medicolegal World

What, When and How?

Determining Causal Relationship between Analgesic Medications and GI Symptoms

In this video tutorial, Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, Dr Siddarth Sethi discusses the challenge of distinguishing between gastrointestinal symptoms (such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and GORD) that have resulted from the use of analgesics to manage pain after a crush injury, versus those symptoms that were pre-existing or that would have developed regardless of the medications used.

Specifically: to what degree do we attribute the gastrointestinal symptoms to the injury?; would the gastrointestinal symptoms have resulted regardless?; and what is the level of impairment that has resulted from these attributable symptoms?

Distinguishing between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Medication-related GI Symptoms.

In determining the impact of an injury on an individual, it can be difficult to differentiate between medication-related symptoms and pre-existing conditions.

In this video-tutorial, Dr Sethi discusses Irritable Bowel Syndrome and how to distinguish it from other gastrointestinal symptoms that result from the use of Analgesics and other pain medications.

Immuno-Suppressant Medications & COVID-19: Are these Patients at Higher Risk?

n this video tutorial, Dr Sethi discusses whether patients with an auto-immune disease who are prescribed immuno-suppressant medications are at higher risk of developing COVID-19.

When to use a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist in a Personal Injury claim

What is the role of a Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist in the medicolegal setting, and when would you call on their expert medical advice?

In this video tutorial, Dr Siddarth Sethi discusses the kinds of injuries and conditions Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists assess, ranging from stomach, bowel, and liver issues (i.e.; liver disease related to medications, reflux, abdominal pain, irregular bowel habits, medication-related GI symptoms).

His expert medical opinion is frequently sought to conduct medication reviews, Permanent Impairment assessments, IMEs and Medical Negligence opinions.