Dr Sanjay Varma MBBS FRCA FFPMRCA
Dr Sanjay Varma is an established medical expert and has been providing medicolegal evidence to the courts since March 2016. He joined Pain Expert Limited in April 2022. His extensive experience as a Pain Management and Anaesthesia Consultant gives him the foundation to provide timely, clear, independent medical reports to the courts. He fully understands the requirements of instructing solicitors, in particular the restricted timescales for litigation, the limitations of expertise, and the absolute need for independent and balanced consideration.
Dr Varma has been a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management at Sunderland Royal Hospital since 2003. He has extensive experience in the management of a wide range of painful conditions including those that can result in personal injury. This includes chronic conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), neuropathic pain, lumbar spinal pain & sciatica, thoracic spinal pain, cervical spinal pain & whiplash, shoulder pain, pelvic pain, pain after surgery & trauma, fibromyalgia and complex headaches.
Dr Varma is the former lead clinician for the pain service at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. He led the service for 9 years and helped recruit consultants in the department. He is an appraiser for consultants in his trust. The role entails facilitating the whole scope of practice for the doctor in preparation for their revalidation.
He is listed on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and National Register of University Certificated Expert Witnesses.
If you would like to instruct Dr Varma please email us at: [email protected] or telephone us at 01603 819115
|Based in||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Consults at||Spire Washington Hospital|
|Specialisation(s)||Chronic pain conditions including neuropathic pain, spinal pain, whiplash, shoulder pain, pelvic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), pain after trauma & surgery and fibromyalgia.|
|Receives instructions for:||Personal injury claims & Medical negligence claims|
|Claimant / Defendant ratio||75% claimant & 15% defendant|
"Dr Varma is obviously experienced in producing medico-legal reports and understood from the outset precisely what the key issues were in this complicated claim and what we were seeking to achieve from the perspective of the Defendant. Dr Varma was approachable, knowledgeable and very professional to work with, understanding the short turn-around time required as is often the case for Defendants, under pressure from the Court timetable. I would not hesitate to use him again to prepare Pain expert reports for my Defendant clients"
"A superb report from Dr Varma in relation to my client. I have to say it is a real pleasure to see such a comprehensive and thorough medicolegal report in this day and age"
"I just wanted to thank you again for the incredibly thorough report you prepared in this case. The detail you go into in respect of the exposure history, pre-incident, post-incident and medical history makes your findings incredibly easy to understand and digest. It means the can be read in isolation of other documents which, for a complex case such as this, is invaluable. In addition, your report was set out in well thought out sections which made navigating all aspects of your discussion and opinion very easy"