Dr Raj Thaman is a Consultant Cardiologist & Physician based, in North Wales. He is experienced in managing all aspects of general cardiology. As a clinical lead for BCUHB for heart failure complex pacing/devices, CT angiography, adult congenital cardiac services and pregnancy. He is also part of the North Wales cardiac network and acute medicine working group, and sits on and is extensively involved in the regional safety in medicines and practice working group.
Areas of expertise include:
All aspects of general cardiology
Heart Failure, arrhythmia and complex pacing
Cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac death
Cardiovascular screening and cardiac CT angiography
Adult congenital heart disease and pregnancy.
Life expectancy reporting
Assessment for fitness to plead
Dr Thaman undertakes medico-legal work acting as an expert witness in various cases including cases of medical negligence, coroner's cases, cases involving competence, causation, prognosis, drug errors, procedural complications/errors, occupational assessment and aspects of disability. He also has experience giving evidence in court.
With a particular interest in reporting “life expectancy.” Dr Thaman is frequently called upon by coroners throughout the UK and Northern Ireland to provide medico legal opinion and life expectancy. He currently produce reports mainly on behalf of claimants with approximately 30% defendants and 20% joint. Dr Thaman can travel to see clients if required.
Dr Thaman has received formal expert witness training (1:1 basis) and regular updates in medico-legal expert witness report writing and courtroom skills.May 2014: Medico-legal expert advanced training, report writing & court room skills; Specialistinfo. May 2014: Medico-legal expert advanced training: clinical negligence report writing; Specialistinfo.