Mr Bhalla qualified in 2005, and has been in practice for 17 years. He is working as a full time Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in Spinal Surgery. He has training and expertise in all forms of Orthopaedics, and Spinal surgery. As he is fellowship trained working in a tertiary referral centre as part of a major trauma centre (MTC) within the NHS, he is well suited to giving expert opinions on a variety of spinal conditions.
His areas of expertise and interest include:
Neck injuries including whiplash.
Spinal cord injuries.
Spinal trauma including spinal fractures.
Neck pain and back pain.
All degenerative spinal conditions.
Sciatica, spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy, cervical radiculopathy.
Spinal deformity, scoliosis.
Spinal surgery, including revision spinal surgery.
Spinal tumours (cancer).
Soft tissue injuries.
Lower limb fractures.
Upper limb fractures.
Foot and ankle injuries.
Hand and wrist trauma/injuries.
Road traffic accidents.
Public hazard injuries.
Work place accidents.
The British Scoliosis Society.
The British Association of Spinal Surgeons.
The Scoliosis Research Society.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England (Fellow).
Furthermore, he has a passion for a deeper understanding of medical law and has now completed and passed with merit a formal qualification, the LLM at Cardiff University, the “Legal Aspects of Medical Practice”. He has completed the 3-year program, with a specialized dissertation in spinal surgery and surgical consent. He is also an active lecturer at Keele university and participates in the teaching of undergraduate students in medical ethics and healthcare law. He has also completed the Capsticks Diploma in clinical risk and claims management.. He is also now studying part time for the Capsticks Diploma in clinical risk and claims management.
He is willing to accept instruction on the full range of spinal conditions listed above. He is the managing director of Zenith Medicolegal LTD, and take instruction on negligence, medical malpractice, personal injury, liability and causation reports, and surgical errors, in all fields of Orthopaedic and Spinal surgery.
He is fully conversant with Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR 35), the Practice Direction (PD35) and the Pre-Action Protocols. Capstick’s diploma in clinical risk and claims management.
The British Medical Association. He has engaged in formal training in report writing and has successfully completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate, including training on report writing, courtroom skills and cross examination in court; and examinations on civil procedure and law.