Mr J M Kumar MBBS FRCS FACS – Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Kumar qualified in 1971 before he went into surgical training. He qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1981. He has practiced orthopedic in the UK, Saudi Arabia and in India at a consultant level. In 1997 he became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Mr Kumar has been providing medico-legal reports since 1980 but in 1999 his medico-legal practice expanded and since then he has been providing on an average 100 to 120 reports per month. The medico-legal practice Medi Inns formed a limited company in 2006.
Since 1999 there have been great changes in personal injury and medico-legal practices. In 1999 Lord Bull used a single joint expert. The single joint expert has not only improved the quality of the report but also has reduced the time taken for providing a decision for personal injuries cases. This was followed by the Jackson reform and subsequently Hot Tubbing was introduced for experts doing cross examinations in court. All these attempts have improved the quality of decision making and reduced the costs in all these cases. This has made the medico-legal practice more interesting.
Medi Inns uses various venues around various parts of the country. Mr Kumar is the only examiner for the medico-legal cases. The main office is maintained in Birmingham. The medico-legal practice is helped my Mrs Tracey Waite who is the business office manager and Dawn Donnelly our audio typist. Mr Kumar is a member of the Expert Witness Institute. The Expert Witness Institute is very helpful in providing guidelines. Mr Kumar attend these meetings on a regular basis. He has been attending meetings for advance report writing, providing evidence in court and to do cross examination in court as an expert witness.
Mr Kumar qualified as an expert witness from Cardiff University in 2004. He attend meetings across the country and keep up to date with the knowledge of the latest development in the legal system in relation to personal injury. It is out endeavor to provide a quality report based on the latest development. The reports are precise and checked thoroughly. The turn around time after examination of the client is one week. Most of the clients can be seen from the date of instruction between three to six weeks.