Expert Witness for Obstetric Anaesthesia

Dr Paul Howell is a Consultant Anaesthetist of over 25 years standing who has a special interest in obstetric anaesthesia and medico-legal matters, including providing expert opinions in medical negligence/malpractice cases relating to anaesthesia for the pregnant woman.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia
  • Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  • Maternal death
  • Care of the sick obstetric patient
  • Awareness during anaesthesia
  • Problems with tracheal intubation
  • Post dural puncture headache
  • Anaesthetic equipment
  • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • Epidural anaesthesia
  • Spinal anaesthesia
  • General anaesthesia


  • Claimant and Defence (approx 50:50)
  • Time frame for delivery of reports = usually within 20 working days
  • Prepared to travel out of region (South East)
  • Prepared to appear in court

Training & Courses Attended:

  • Medicolegal Conference
    QE2 Conference Centre, London, May 2019
  • Medico-Legal Court Room Skills Course
    SpecialistsInfo, London, Oct 2015
  • Medico-Legal Advanced Course
    SpecialistsInfo, London, June 2015
  • Medico-Legal Refresher Course
    SpecialistsInfo, London, Nov 2011
  • Medico-Legal Report Writing – Core Skills
    Professional Solutions, London, 2006
  • Medico-Legal Report Writing – Advanced Skills
    Professional Solutions, London, 2006
  • Giving Evidence in Court – for Medico-Legal Expert Witnesses
    Professional Solutions, London, 2006
Dr Paul Howell