All aspects of geriatric medicine.
Dr Kafetz writes reports for solicitors on all aspects of the clinical medicine of old age including, but not confined to, falls, causes of fractures, pressure sores, confusion, cognitive issues, dementia, capacity, Parkinson’s disease in older people, rehabilitation, disability and appropriate care of older people in hospitals, care homes.
He advises for claimants and defendants and as a single joint expert and for the prosecution and the defence in criminal work. He advised the Crown Prosecution Service in the case of Ezekiel McCarthy, one of the oldest people to appear at the Old Bailey charged with murder.
He has attended the 2 day Royal Society of Medicine/BPP School of Health expert witness masterclass and the 2017 BMA medico-legal conference, Bond Solon expert witness conference 2020, obtained the Bond Solon Civil Procedure Rules for Expert Witnesses certificate and attended the Expert Witness Institute conference 2022.
He is a member of the clinical forensic and legal medicine section of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Faculty of Expert Witnesses.
As he gave up his license to practice on 8th March 2019, continuing, in good standing, his GMC registration including his recognition on the specialist register for Geriatric Medicine. He only deals with medical negligence that has taken place up to that date and does not examine patients in person, writing desktop reports only. He license has been restored for the COVID emergency. He continues compliant with the Royal Colleges of Physicians’ guidelines on 5-year CPD activities.