Mr Shyam AJ Kumar LLM; FRCS (Tr & Orth); FRCSEd; FEBOT; Cert MR
Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon
Mr Shyam Kumar is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon working at University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, and has been working as a consultant in the NHS since August 2011. He is involved in all aspects of trauma care and undertakes general orthopaedic trauma on call duty. His elective work covers upper limb surgery.
Mr Kumar acts as an expert witness, including the preparation of timely medico legal reports and giving evidence in court, in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. He can take instructions on behalf of either claimant or defendant or as a Single Joint Expert.
Mr Kumar always endeavour to achieve excellence, as evidenced by his experience and qualifications. His master’s degree in Medical Law (LLM) – which he completed in November 2018 with merit – made him one of a select group of NHS consultants holding such a qualification. Modules included ‘Introduction to Healthcare Law and Ethics’, ‘Patient Safety, Quality and Professional Regulation in Health’, ‘Medical Negligence’, ‘Expert Evidence’, ‘Coroner's Law’, and ‘Consent and Incapacitated Patients’. Mr Kumar has also attended Bond Solon training.
Mr Kumar has more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has also contributed to the peer-review of research articles for various orthopaedic journals, and this experience helps him to look more critically at research material.
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