Atul Khanna is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand surgeon and has been involved in medical legal work and provided medical reports for solicitors since 1998. In this period he has provided over 3300 medical reports. He accepts 200 - 250 new instructions per year, including medical negligence work. These have been predominantly in the following areas of expertise:
• Hand surgery: Sequelae of hand injuries and surgery
• Soft tissue injury: Sequelae of post traumatic scarring
• Burns management: Sequelae of disability following burns injury, scarring and surgery
• Medical negligence in Cosmetic Surgery
Mr Khanna is a substantive NHS Consultant in Plastic Surgery at The Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, and also at The Walsall Manor Hospital NHS Trust. In the NHS practice, Mr Khanna has interests in Breast surgery, Congenital disorders, Hand Surgery, Skin Oncology and aspects of paediatric Plastic Surgery. As a Plastic Surgeon he deals with hand injuries and is involved in dealing with these injuries, rehabilitating the patients and providing them with advice as to how they can return to work. He also gives advice on scars, comment on their prognosis and whether they can be improved by various forms of surgery. In addition to his NHS commitments Mr Khanna has a private practice based at Spire Little Aston Hospital, Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield that offers all aspects of cosmetic surgery including breast surgery (breast reduction and augmentation), Facial rejuvenation surgery (facelifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, prominent ear correction) and body contouring surgery (abdominoplasty, liposuction, thigh lifts) and skin rejuvenation procedures (BOTOX®, Skin fillers such as Restylane, Chemical peels).
Mr Khanna is actively involved in teaching and training and has been College tutor for Surgery for his NHS Trust. He has several publications in scientific peer reviewed journals and also acts as a reviewer for the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He has been Clinical director for Plastic Surgery in his Trust, Council member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons; Chairman of the British Medical Association, Birmingham and Honorary Secretary of the West Midlands Regional Advisory Committee in Burns and Plastic Surgery.
Depending on availability of medical notes an appointment can be provided within two weeks of request and a medical report within two weeks of the appointment. He also has the facility of taking photographs if required at a competitive rate. His fees for medico-legal and clinical negligence work are £200 per hour.
He is willing to defer his fees for six months or completion of the case which ever is earlier.
He sees clients at Sandwell General Hospital, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ and also Spire Little Aston Hospital, Little Aston Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield B74 3UP.
He is also a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses. His reports are prepared in accordance with new Civil procedure rules and he would be prepared to act as a single joint expert. The percentage of work he undertakes for Claimants and Defendants would be in the region of 90:10.
He has prepared a chapter for the Encyclopeadia of Forensic & Legal Medicine entitled “Medical Malpractice in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery”.
British Association Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Society of Expert Witnesses, British Medical Association