Medicolegal Expert: Navigating the Intersection of Medicine and Law Medicine & law

Dr. Angela Mailis is not only a distinguished educator but also a prominent figure in the realm of medicolegal expertise. Her multidimensional involvement encompasses professional affiliations, enlightening lectures, and a prolific body of publications. Dr. Mailis’s contributions at the intersection of medicine and law are both extensive and invaluable.

Dr. Angela Mailis serves as a Medicolegal Expert, applying her extensive knowledge in pain management to legal cases and issues, bridging the gap between medicine and law.

Example of Lectures with Medicolegal Context

Dr. Mailis has delivered a series of enlightening lectures that delve into the complex interplay between medicine and law. These lectures have covered diverse topics, such as tailoring opioid treatment, soft tissue pain, post-traumatic torticollis, litigating disability insurance claims, and the cognitive effects of opioids, among others. 

  • June 1, 2023 – CRPS: A terrible disease to have or miss. CSME
  • January 24, 2023 – CRPS/ litigating disability. Div Rheumatology, UofT
  • April 17, 2016 – Overview of Chronic Pain. Gargees Court Case
  • June 6, 2015 – Chronic Pain and Medicolegal Practice. Pain Medicine Talk
  • November 19, 2014 – Art and Science of Treating Chronic Pain. Osgoode course on FM
  • November 18, 2014 – MLL aspects of Chronic Pain Practice. Pain Medicine Talk
  • November 1, 2012 – Chronic Pain: An invisible disability. Toronto Police Association
  • December 8, 2011 – Opioids, driving and cognitive performance in patients with chronic pain. CMPA
  • October 6, 2011 – Basic Concepts of Chronic Non Cancer Pain (CNCP) Adjusters talk
  • October 6, 2011 – FM. Myths and controversies. Ontario Trial Lawyer Association (OTLA)
  • February 26, 2010 – Overview of Chronic Pain. Markland Court Case
  • January 20, 2007 – A monster called Chronic Pain. IME course, Montreal
  • October 27, 2006 – Chronic pain and Brain games. Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • April 22, 2004 – Post-traumatic painful torticollis after car accidents: Neuroscience Rounds
  • November 3, 2003 – Litigating Disability Insurance Claims. Insurance Adjusters
  • June 12, 2003 – Perspectives on Pain: Soft Tissue Pain: Science or Fiction, CSME
  • April 9, 2003 – Opioids: Tailoring treatment to best suit patient profiles. CSME

Publications of Medicolegal Context

Dr. Mailis has left an indelible mark in the field through her publications. Her research has explored various aspects of medicolegal significance. Her contributions have enriched the understanding of complex medicolegal issues.

  • Mailis A., Assimakopoulos D., Lakha S.F., Hapidou E. An integrated medical and psychological approach to understanding and assessing chronic pain. In: Young, G., Bailey, T., Giromini, L., Soble, J., Rogers, R., & Levitt, B. Handbook of Psychological Injury and Law. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2024.
  • Lakha SF, Hapidou E, Robinson J, & Mailis A. Comparison of Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) survivors and non-MVA pain patients attending an interdisciplinary pain management program. Psychol. Inj. and Law, 2022.
  • Mailis, A., Tepperman, P.S. & Hapidou, E.G. Chronic Pain: Evolution of Clinical Definitions and Implications for Practice. Psychol. Inj. and Law, 2020.
  • Young G. Foote WE, Kerig PK, Mailis A., et al. Introducing the Special Issue on Introducing Psychological Injury and Law. Psychol. Inj. and Law, 2020.
  • Mailis A, Zoheiry N, Alkokani M, Lakha SF, Deshpande A, Spivak K. Non Dermatomal Somatosensory Deficits (NDSDs) in Chronic Pain Litigants. Chron Pain Manag, 2017.
  • Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Peter A. Ste-Marie, Angela Mailis MD, Yoram Shir MD. Re: Harth M, Neilson WR. Fibromyalgia and disability adjudication: No simple solution to a complex problem. Letter to the Editor, Pain Research & Management, 2014.
  • Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Peter A. Ste-Marie, Angela Mailis MD, Yoram Shir MD Adjudication of fibromyalgia syndrome: challenges in the medicolegal arena. Pain Research & Management, 2014.
  • Mailis-Gagnon A, Lakha SFatima, Furlan A, Nicholson K, Sabatowski R, Schroeder B. Systematic Review of the quality of studies on the effects of opioids on driving and cognitive/psychomotor performance. Clin J Pain, 2012.
  • Mailis-Gagnon A, Nicholson K, Blumberger D, Zurowski M. Characteristics and Period Prevalence of Self-induced Disorder in Patients Referred to a Pain Clinic With the Diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Clin J Pain, 2008.
  • Taylor A, Cox C, Mailis A. Persistent neuropsychological deficits following whiplash. Evidence for chronic mild traumatic brain injury? Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 1996.
  • Mailis A, Papagapiou M, Vanderlinden RG, Campbell V, Taylor A. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome after motor vehicle accidents in a Canadian pain clinic population. Clin J Pain, 1995.