Professor Anba Soopramanien MD PhD FRCP
Consultant in Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation Medicine
My extensive clinical experience has put me in a strong position to prepare medico-legal reports for claimants, defendants and occasionally I have been jointly instructed. To date I have produced over 2000 reports, specifically relating to cases of spinal cord injury and acquired brain injury.
I have dealt with all aspects of spinal injuries, from 'classic' whiplash injuries, to more complex whiplash injuries and catastrophic accidents resulting in spinal cord injuries and acquired brain injuries. I have also been asked to provide 'condition and prognosis' reports on pressure ulcers.
In order to provide timely reports, I have reduced my clinical workload. At the same time, I am keeping my clinical skills honed by attending relevant ward-rounds in rehabilitation units, teaching at post-graduate level and attending national and international conferences.
In addition to medico legal reports, I have also contributed to chapters in books that inform the legal profession. These include a chapter entitled "Pressure Ulcers in Neurologically Compromised Patients" for the book "Measurements in Wound Healing" (Mani et al 2012, Springer) and a chapter titled "Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries" for the book "Medico-Legal Reporting in Orthopaedic Trauma" (Foy & Fagg 2010, 4th Edition, Churchill Livingstone).
My knowledge of French society, where I lived for 20 years, and command of the French language, is useful in situations where injuries have happened in French-speaking countries.
I can take instructions on behalf of either claimant or defendant or as a Single Joint Expert.