Specialist Pain Management Expert Witness & Medicolegal Services

About Pain Expert:

Established in November 2012, Pain Expert is a private limited company that has grown out of the medicolegal practice of Dr Jon Valentine, Consultant in Pain Medicine at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

Pain Expert provides instructing lawyers with a reliable source of high quality expert evidence to assist the courts in the assessment of complex cases in which chronic pain and associated disability are important features. The company also provides pain specialists with a comprehensive range of office services and professional support to facilitate the provision of high quality expert evidence and the establishment of a successful medicolegal practice.

Pain Expert offers the expert witness services of a growing number of pain management specialists. Dr Francis Luscombe, Consultant in Pain Medicine at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, joined the company in June 2013, and Dr Mike Sidery, Consultant in Pain Medicine at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, joined in July 2013. Dr Mohjir Baloch, Consultant in Pain Medicine at Frimley Park Hospital, joined in January 2014.

The strength and depth of the service offered was increased further in April 2014 with the arrival of Dr Kevin Markham, Consultant in Pain Medicine at Frimley Park Hospital. Dr Markham is a well-established and highly respected expert witness and he provides Pain Expert with the benefits of his substantial professional experience.

Expert Witness services for lawyers:

Pain Expert offers lawyers acting in personal injury & medical negligence claims access to reliable, high quality, medicolegal services from a growing number of experienced UK-based medical consultants.

Our experts have active clinical practices assessing and managing patients presenting with chronic pain and associated disability and a genuine interest in assisting the courts in the assessment of those (often complex) medicolegal cases in which chronic pain is reported to be an important consequence of the litigated event.

Pain Expert provides a comprehensive range of services for lawyers including:

  • Pre-instruction case discussions with an expert
  • Desktop and advisory reports based on a review of documents
  • Medical examination of claimants at many UK venues
  • Court compliant medical reports for solicitors representing claimants
  • Court compliant medical reports for solicitors representing defendants
  • Court compliant medical reports for insurance companies
  • Timely provision of expert evidence in accordance with court timetables
  • Expert's participation in teleconferences with solicitors and counsel
  • Expert's attendance of case conferences with counsel at chambers
  • Expert's attendance of court
  • Speakers at educational meetings and conferences.

Pain Expert currently arranges appointments for examination at consulting rooms in Central London, Norwich, Bristol, Plymouth & Surrey, and there are plans to offers appointments in Liverpool, Manchester and Oxford from Autumn 2014.

Examinations at other UK venues and home visits can often be arranged on request.