As an Upper GI and Bariatric Surgical Specialist Mr Mehta is often asked to provide his opinion on issues as a highly-regarded medico-legal expert. Mr Mehta provides specialist medico-legal opinions in Upper GI and particularly bariatric surgery cases. Over the last 2 years, he has been an expert witness in various medico-legal cases as well as provided opinions as an expert witness to Coroners Court with a claimant / defendant ratio of 80:20.
Mr Mehta’s scope as an expert witness
Mr Mehta has expertise in surgery for weight loss (bariatric surgery), cancer of the oesophagus, cancer of the stomach, acid reflux, gallstones, hernia, achalasia, gastroparesis and abdominal emergencies, such as appendicitis and trauma.
Advantages of Mr Mehta’s Medico-Legal Practice
Mr Mehta is listed on the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) directory www.apil.org.uk and the UK Register of Expert Witnesses www.jspubs.com He has received training in writing medical expert reports by Bond Solon Advocates within the last 5 years and aims to provide a rapid turnaround of reports (average time between receipt of notes and report 6-8 weeks)
As a medico-legal expert, Mr Mehta is fully aware of the Civil procedure rules and the contents of the Wolff report and the principles that would be applied to the case Fully qualified surgical specialist with extensive academic, clinical and surgical experience,full secretarial support service, transparent fee structure, ability to undertake medical assessment of clients where appropriate
Screening (short) report
Mr Mehta is able to produce a short report for non-disclosure within an appropriate timeframe for a negotiable fee
Full Medico-Legal report
We are able to provide a complete summary of the case together with a professional opinion at an hourly rate of £200. I estimate that I can scrutinise 40 pages of photocopied medical notes (inclusive of all lab reports, medical notes, hospital correspondence, GP correspondence, nursing notes etc) per hour and that perusal of notes generally constitutes half the time taken to prepare the report. Using this formula, by scrutinising the volume of case notes, you should be able to estimate total time and hence the cost of preparing this report
Client medical assessments
Where appropriate, we offer outpatient consultation in order to provided condition and prognosis reports. This would be charged at the same hourly rate but would probably not be required for an initial report. Please enquire for full terms and conditions.
Terms and Conditions
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