PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY

As you know, for many years, we have asked for your expertise in determining the best medical experts to consult, review records, write reports and testify on behalf of some of our clients in Court. Fortunately, we have been successful in most cases. This is due, in no small part, to your involvement in these […]

PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY

“I would like to thank you for providing me with a products liability expert recently. I found him to be extremely accessible, reliable and thorough with regard to his review of the subject of the inquiry. I also found his credentials to be quite impressive and his analysis of the situation was extremely helpful.”

NEW YORK ATTORNEY

“I was extremely pleased with my experience with Technical Network this past year. We were contacted promptly by the expert that was suggested. He remained accessible to us throughout the case. He promptly returned calls, which may be the highest compliment you can pay to someone in these hurried days.What particularly impressed me about my […]

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO ATTORNEY

“Just to let you know, out case settled earlier this week. The experts did an absolutely fantastic job! They have superb command of the subject matter, and they are extremely detailed-oriented. I could not have asked for a better expert. I cannot thank them enough, nor you for sending me to them.”

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ATTORNEY

“I wanted to update you–this case settled at mediation yesterday. Again, thank you for your prompt turnaround on this case and your assistance. Without it, we would not have been able to recover from the hospital for this loss. On behalf of the client’s family and my office, our sincere gratitude. Again, thank you! Elyce, […]

STATE ATTORNEY

“I found the expert to be excellent to work with and he did a very good job explaining the import of the medical findings in the case that I had been working on. Please pass on my thanks to him for his services.”

MINNESOTA ATTORNEY

I cannot tell you how helpful you have been in helping us find an expert witness. I never thought I would be in a situation where I had contacted probably three experts and still did not have the kind of opinion that I needed to go to court with.Our office frantically called you and you […]

VIRGINIA ATTORNEY

“… the nuances of Virginia law make it especially difficult…to find experts qualified and willing to testify in Virginia courts. It was made especially difficult in this case since we were unclear from the beginning what sort of expert we needed-whether a general surgeon would suffice or whether we needed a thoracic surgeon. I know […]

MAINE ATTORNEY

“The purpose of this letter is to let you know how pleased I was with the services of Medical Advisors, Inc., and in particular with the services of the doctor. As an expert, the doctor was terrific. He took the time to know the case inside and out, was unshakable on his clinical testimonial, was […]

NORTH CAROLINA ATTORNEY

“I’d like to thank you and Medical Advisors for your help in securing for us expert witnesses in several medical malpractice cases. We have found the experts whom you have provided to be qualified doctors and good witnesses.I have also appreciated the witness’ willingness to sit down and talk with me, whether face to face […]

MELLVILLE, NEW YORK ATTORNEY

“I wanted to thank you, and the people at Tech Med, for all the work that was done on this case. Without your expertise, the matter would not have settled for the six figures it did. I am very happy with your work and will be using you on all my cases in the future, […]

HENDERSON, NEVADA ATTORNEY

“The terms of the settlement are confidential, but I was pleased with the outcome, which was due in no small part to your efforts and that of (Doctor), who I would highly recommend to anyone needing his expertise in the future.”

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA ATTORNEY

“The defense hired a top quality expert to oppose our pharmacist expert. The case went to a Medial Review Panel and that panel unanimously rejected the position of the defense expert. After cross examination (assisted by the pharmacist you provided) the defense expert also agreed with our pharmacist on the key liability issue. The defense […]

WISCONSIN LITIGATION ATTORNEY

I am pleased to inform you that the wrongful death case has settled. The case settled for the full policy limits of 1 million.I really appreciate the expert’s hard work in this matter. We certainly would not have obtained a full policy settlement without his opinions concerning the conscious pain and suffering/pre-impact terror. It was […]

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA ATTORNEY

“Your expertise was invaluable to us, and the successful resolution of the case would not have been possible without your help.”

Ear Nose and Throat Specialist

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases.  Currently in private practice.

Toxicologist Specialist

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases, telephone conferences, meetings, site inspection and evaluation.

Anesthesiology Expert

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Currently in private practice in New York City

Child Abuse Expert

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Active private practice in Michigan. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This physician has testified on behalf of the prosecution as well as the defense. Is available to both sides on an open and ongoing basis. Extensive experience in criminal and civil cases and has worked in […]

Economist Expert in Georgia

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review and analysis, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Currently working full-time. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This expert’s specialty is in corporate strategy and competitive dynamics. He has provided analysis and testimony on a range of issues, including opportunity and liquidation valuation, competitive practices, globalization and competitive advantage.

Emergency Medicine Specialist

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Currently in practice full time. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This physician reviews cases relating to care in the emergency department or hospital with special emphasis on overdoses (either intentional or iatrogenic injury), poisonings/envenomation’s and drug interactions (drug/drug or adverse drug events). He also has […]

Emergency Medical Transport Paramedic

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This expert reviews cases in Emergency Medical Services, and Fire and Rescue Services.

General Surgeon Medical Expert in New York

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This expert’s special interests include all types of hernias, a wide variety of gastrointestinal surgery, including the treatment of infections and cancers, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and other advanced laparoscopic procedures, and the surgical treatment of conditions involving the soft tissue elsewhere on […]

Security Expert in New Jersey

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Currently working full time. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This expert has extensive training in criminal psychology, forensic psychology, sex crimes investigation and crime scene forensics/procedures and domestic terrorism analysis. He had advanced training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Internal Medicine/Endocrinology Expert in Massachusetts

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Currently in practice full time. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Extensive experience in plaintiff and defense work in medical malpractice, pharmaceutical, criminal and civil negligence cases.

Toxicologist/Environmental Scientist Expert in Virginia

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases, telephone conferences, meetings, site inspection and evaluation, risk assessment. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This expert deals with a wide range of cases involving both human and environmental exposures to chemical toxicants, including But not limited to oil, naturally occurring (i.e. lead and asbestos) and manufactured […]

Family Medicine Expert in Pennsylvania

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This expert is board certified in Family Medicine. He is an expert on all issues involving family practice to include in-patient hospitalization and long term care facilities.

Architect and Engineer Technical Expert in Pennsylvania

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, site inspections, depositions, and courtroom testimony. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This expert is a licensed engineer. He has expertise in civil and structural engineering cases. He is available for all slip and fall matters. He has done architectural design and civil engineering for residual, commercial and industrial properties.

General Internal Medicine and Nursing Home Expert in Connecticut

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Currently works full time. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This expert reviews cases in General Internal Medicine where the location of care may take place in the medical office, hospital or in the nursing home or assisted living home. This expert has particular experience as a […]

Mechanical Engineer Expert in Illinois

AVAILABLE FOR: Investigations, site inspection, technical reports, deposition and trial testimony related to personal injury due to mechanical products. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This expert has worked on more than 130 cases involving personal injury due to mechanical and transportation products and devices. This experts has testimony experience in the writing and application of warnings for mechanical products. […]

Pediatrics Child Abuse Expert in Pennsylvania

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Available for telephone conferences and meetings. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This physician provides case reviews of alleged child maltreatment, including abusive head trauma, medical child abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, forensic interviewing, neglect and child death investigation.

Materials Engineer Expert in Florida

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The expert is court qualified in the field of Products Liability and Failure Analysis. He has testified on issues involving a plethora of materials including metals, plastics and ceramics. Some of the tools utilized by this expert include metallography, fractography, scanning […]

Mechanical Engineer Expert in New Jersey

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Currently works full time. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The expert has expertise in automotive, industrial, consumer and medical product design and safety.

Infectious Disease Expert in New York

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: This expert has dedicated much of his career to establishing and leading multidisciplinary teams in battling HIV and other infectious diseases and to education and research in prevention, therapeutics, complicating illnesses, and quality of life issues. Currently practices full-time.

Construction Expert in Alabama

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Available for telephone conferences, meetings, site inspection and evaluation. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Hands on experience in commercial and residential building inspections, construction and consulting. Provides expertise in litigation matters related to person injury, building codes, construction accidents, OSHA regulations, construction defects, disputes and building […]

Medical Physicist Expert Witness in Kentucky

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Available for telephone conferences and meetings. Active practitioner. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The expertise of this expert involves the safe, effective and precise delivery of radiation to achieve the therapeutic result prescribed in patient care by radiation oncologists striving to treat cancer patients. He is […]

Biomedical Expert Witness in Maryland

AVAILABLE FOR: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. BACKGROUND INFORMATION:  Expert consultant for hospitals, medical device companies, legal firms and insurance carriers.

Why do physicians do medicolegal? Oncologist from New York

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Doctors are, well, doctors. Their training and work experience shape their approach to problems and socialize them to view issues through the clinical prism. However, the broad education of a physician also prepares him or her to address a variety of other questions in medicine in an effective and comprehensive manner. Many physicians have, in […]

Technology, Cognitive Bias and Standard of Care

Orthopedic surgery has made huge advances over the years. These advances have come about because of the revolutions that have occurred in different technological disciplines, such as 3 D print manufacturing and artificial intelligence. As recently as forty years ago, we did not have dependable techniques to diagnose and treat even common lesions such as […]

Over 4,000 experts across the country and still counting

About Us

We are not salespeople here. I’m a nurse. My partner and sister, Elyce, is a former paralegal. We have clients who have been with us from the beginning. We’ve come a long way since then, through upheavals in economics and healthcare and that is a major advantage for our clients. After 37 years running this […]

Physical Medicine Expert Witness

Physiatry, also known as Physical Medicine, is the medical branch which looks to restore functional abilities to a person to help rebuild or maintain their quality of life. There are a plethora of instances in which a person may potentially be at risk of losing one or more of these functional abilities such as accidents, […]

Cardiothoracic Expert Witness

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Our expert in cardiothoracic surgery has been practicing for over 14 years. He is an MD, board certified in both cardiothoracic surgery, and general surgery. He specializes in heart disease, lung disease, various forms of thoracic cancers, and is an expert on the cutting edge of relatively recent advents in the surgical field such as […]

Orthopedic/Spine Expert Witness

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A healthy spine is crucial for a person’s ability to function. it protects several critical organs, houses a massive network of nerves, and is the base for free and flexible movement of virtually all of the body’s skeletal networks. As such, legal cases arising from spinal issues often carry with them potentially massive consequence and […]

How Does Medical Advisors Choose a Family Medicine Expert Witness?

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When a last minute request comes in to Medical Advisors, a family medicine expert can answer it. Family medicine doctors serve any patient, from birth to adulthood, regardless of age. The sheer number of patients seen and broad spectrum of health conditions covered by family physician experts allows for more opportunities to experience and serve […]

Hiring the Right Expert Witness

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Legal cases deserve qualified experts who are leaders in their field and respected in their community. My extensive background in nursing, paired with my sister’s numerous paralegal accomplishments, allows for the careful selection of a preferred expert at the right price for you. As an emergency room nurse, I’ve had a lot of first-hand experiences […]

Dental Expert Witness From Maryland

One of our dental experts/oral surgeon is based in Maryland. With many years of practice, he is board-certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, as well as the American Board of Forensic Dentistry. He is an anesthesia examiner for the MD state dental board, and is even a patent holder of a […]

Orthopedic Expert Witness from Illinois

It is a reality that as an attorney you have limited time to get an expert in a narrow area of study. When a case comes in and I need to connect an attorney to an expert witness, I immediately search our database of resources to identify and pair an expert that matches the needs. […]

Toxicology Expert Witness from Pennsylvania

Toxicologists offer a data-driven logical analysis of a problem and objectively interpret information for context. Many testimonies call for an interpretation of drug screenings to explain what it means and draw conclusions about it’s relation to intoxication/impairment. In many cases, experts must address alcohol consumption and analyze if it impacted an accident or outcome of […]

Choosing the Right Medical Expert

Finding the right expert witness can be crucial to your success. Medical Advisors has assisted in the selection of expert witnesses for the past 35 years for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. To make sure the expert is a strong fit for your case, the following are some things we consider when selecting our experts. […]

When an Attorney Calls With a Deadline

The attorney, a client working with us for the first time, called me on a Monday afternoon at 4 p.m., under pressure to meet a filing deadline by midnight that night. He needed a medical expert witness in a narrow field of medicine, cardiac electrophysiology. “We have two doctors who can review this case tonight,” […]

Primary reasons for radiology malpractice cases are missed diagnoses or delay of diagnosis

Although the primary reasons for radiology malpractice cases are missed diagnoses or delay of diagnosis, breakdown in communication between radiologists and ordering provider’s now accounts for a growing number of malpractice cases against radiologists. One of the first cases to address this issue was in 1966 in Indiana where a court determined that when confronted […]

Material Engineer Expert Witness from Florida

Available For: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Background Info: The expert is court qualified in the field of Products Liability and Failure Analysis. He has testified on issues involving a plethora of materials including metals, plastics and ceramics. Some of the tools utilized by this expert include metallography, fractography, […]

Mechanical Engineer Expert Witness from Maryland

Available For: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Currently works full time. Background Info: The expert has expertise in automotive, industrial, consumer and medical product design and safety.

Expert Witness in the Field of Corporate Strategy and Competitive Dynamics from Georgia

Available For: Record review and analysis, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Currently working full-time. Background Info: This expert specialty is in corporate strategy and competitive dynamics. He has provided analysis and testimony on a range of issues, including opportunity and liquidation valuation, competitive practices, globalization and competitive advantage.

Physical Medicine Expert from Pennsylvania

Available For: Record review, deposition and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Currently works full time. Background Info: This physician’s expertise is in functional consequences of impairments that are a result of injuries and diseases – neurological, musculoskeletal, joint injury, post-traumatic complications, post-surgical complications, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine injury, brain injury, anoxic encephalopathy, […]

Medical Physicist from Kentucky

Available For: Record review, depositions and testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense cases. Available for telephone conferences and meetings. Background Info: The expertise of this expert involves the safe, effective and precise delivery of radiation to achieve the therapeutic result prescribed in patient care by radiation oncologists striving to treat cancer patients. He is an […]

Gastroenterologist Expert Witness

COLONOSCOPY ISSUES GASTROENTEROLOGIST FROM PENNSYLVANIA Physicians can be criticized and sued for problems that fall under the headings of errors of omission and commission. One of the more common problems that can be considered a problem of omission is a failure to diagnose colon cancer. Colonoscopy is credited with being, at least to a large […]

Missed Diagnosis Expert Witness

Missed Diagnosis Hematology/Oncology Expert From New York Among the most successful matters of this kind are cases of missed diagnosis. In out rushed, fragmented health care system, where doctors don’t often talk to patients and not even to one another, it is not uncommon for lab result, a finding on imaging, or even a pathology […]

Critical Care Technology Expert Witness

Critical Care Technology By Critical Care Expert in Maryland During the past 20 years, there has been a slowly developing but drastic change in the practice of Critical Care Medicine: The technology of Critical Care has undergone a revolution. We can support almost any key organ in the body artificially, including lungs (ventilator, extracorporeal membrane […]

Economist Expert Witness

VALUATIONS AND PROJECTIONS – An Ole Matter Revisited Economist from Texas In many instances over the years, those involved in the financial / economic and / or legal professions have either seen or have helped prepare a corporate valuation or an economic cash flow projection for a corporate entity. In most instances, those involved in […]

Transportation Engineer Expert Witness – Trucking Safety

TRUCKING SAFETY Transportation Engineer Trucking regulation today is, almost exclusively, limited to safety issues. Safety regulations, cover insurance standards, driver licensing standards, training requirements, driver qualifications, operational safety issues, equipment safety, driver hours of service standards, and vehicle repair and maintenance standards as well as a separate group of regulations for driver drug and alcohol […]

Forensic Chemical Engineer Expert Witness

Tolerance Bio-Mechanism Tolerance is a very Useful Bio-Mechanism Forensic Chemist/Toxicologist Acquired Tolerance is often forgotten by the defense in DWI alcohol or drug tria1s, but it can be easily used to show that the police officer was not honest in his DWI report on your client. By repeated intake of alcohol or for many drugs, […]

Transportation Engineer Expert Witness

Shipper Load and Count SHIPPER LOAD AND COUNT (SLC) (What does this mean in truck accident litigation?) Registered Transportation Practitioner Truck accidents are all too common and when they happen, there is rarely anything subtle about a truck wreck. There are a multitude of causes of truck accidents involving the truck and/ or trailer, the […]

Safety Engineer Expert Witness

Safety Engineer from New Jersey Safety experts are qualified by training, education and experience to opine on questions of responsibility for safety and injury prevention. They apply the principles and practices of injury prevention, the principles and practices of hazard identification, evaluation and control, the principles and practices of product safety management, and they are […]

Ergonomics Expert Witness – Packaging Primer

A Packaging Primer Consultant specializing in packaging, ergonomics Packaging performs three functions: protection, communication, and utility. Protection involves not only shielding the product from harm but also shielding people from the harm that the product might inflict. Communication involves conveying information, typically through labeling—about product identity and product safety. Utility involves incorporating convenient features, such […]

Ergonomics Expert Witness

Packaging and Product Liability Consultant Specializing in Packaging and Ergonomics A more appropriate term would be packaged product liability, because a packaged product consists of product + package, and either component (or both) can incur allegations of negligence, strict liability, and failure to warn. What is a product? Most people can provide an intuitive response, […]

Human Factors Expert Witness

Use Of Human Factor Consultants Human Factors Expert from Texas The Human Factors profession, also referred to as Human Factors Engineering or Ergonomics, had its beginning in World War II when Human Factors was applied to the design and re-design of airplane cockpits since many pilots had to be trained in a short period of […]

Toxicology Expert Witness – MTBE Future Cancer

MtBE and future Cancer? Oh give me a break! By John Mennear, Ph.D. Its real name, methyl tertiary butyl ether, may sound absolutely carcinogenic and it smells so bad that a single whiff will bring rotten eggs to mind. And to make matters worse, it is appearing in places where it shouldn’t, – most disturbing […]

Psychologist Expert Witness

THE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION: WHAT EVERY ATTORNEY SHOULD KNOW Psychologist from Florida You’ve referred your client for a psychological evaluation or your client has been ordered to undergo such an evaluation. What do you need to know and what should you tell your client? A forensic psychological evaluation may be ordered in either civil or […]

Electrical Engineer Expert Witness

When Electrical Devices are the subject of Litigation Electrical Engineer from New Jersey Three firemen were trapped in an upstairs storeroom, calling by handheld radios to other firemen fighting the fire throughout the building. The other personnel on the scene were continually in contact with each other. But none of them responded to the repeated […]

Toxicology Expert Witness – Long Term Effects of E Coli

THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF E.COLI NEVER REALLY GO AWAY Toxicologist from Texas As we eat in places other than our kitchen, poor sanitation and contamination of food sources becomes a significant problem. Although the FDA has established a series of guidelines for food safety, CDC incidence reports of Listeria, Salmonella and E.coli 01 57:H7 […]

Toxicology Expert Witness – DUI Case Study

DUI: A CASE STUDY Toxicology and Forensic DNA Expert From Texas There are numerous versions of the classic breathalyzer that are now in use by law enforcement agencies. The differences in the detection mechanisms, which will be discussed in another article, are significant. Regardless of these analytical concerns, the fact is that the results are […]

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness

Hand Surgery-Surgical Errors:  When it is Complication and When it is Negligence Orthopedic Surgeon from Texas Performing Hand Surgery is somewhat precarious. In the hand, there are a multitude of important structures and a rather small and compact area. When performing hand surgery these structures can be injured by the surgeon. When is an iatrogenic […]

Neurosurgery Expert Witness

Lumbar Surgery and Litigation Neurosurgeon from North Carolina The negligent performance of lumbar surgery may also give rise to litigation. Negligence in the actual performance of lumbar surgery, however, is infrequently documented in the medical records and may be difficult to prove. On the other hand, such actions as performing a diskectomy or laminectomy at […]

Nurse Expert Witness – Life Care Planner Nurse

LIFE CARE PLANNER NURSE Questions and Answers Q. What is a life care plan? What does it include? A. It’s a tool used to estimate medical and nonmedical needs of a person with a catastrophic injury or chronic illness over an estimated lifespan. Like every nursing plan of care, it’s designed to be dynamic. It’s […]

Medical Records Expert Witness

MEDICAL RECORDS HELP ATTORNEYS UNCOVER CRUCIAL CASE DETAILS Nurse from Pennsylvania Within medical records lies the hidden detail that could prove negligence or that could absolve the unjustly accused practitioner. Though the records often seem incomprehensible, attorneys can find crucial information in them if they know where to look. Following is a summary of what […]

Plastic Surgeon Expert Witness

Unrecognized Injuries In A Medical Practice By a plastic surgeon from Florida All physicians/general practitioners/specialists are often called upon to evaluate and manage a wide scope of soft tissue injuries. Damage to adjacent structures or organs are sometimes overlooked, even after thorough evaluation by the initial practitioner. The prudent practitioner will consider a plastic surgical […]

Hospice Nurse Expert Witness

PROPER PATIENT CARE Nurse from New Jersey Many patients slip and fall through the cracks of fall risk assessment protocol long before they actually slip and fall in the hospital or nursing home setting. Lack of attention to mandatory fall risk assessment forms or failure to monitor a patient with the intensity required by their […]

Medical Director Expert Witness

LIABILITY ISSUES IN THE NURSING HOME AND THE ROLE OF THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR There is an increasing recognition that preventable injuries and death exist in the Nursing Home, and the Medical Director as an expert witness brings to the case a knowledge base regarding interpretation of Health Code and Federal regulations, as well as his […]

Legal Nurse Expert Witness

Experts for Cases Involving Health, Injury or Illness By Nurse from New Jersey When an attorney thinks of utilizing a Legal Nurse Consultant, nursing and medical malpractice cases are natural fits, but there are other areas of law where their services can be of great benefit. Nurses’ knowledge of health and disease combined with care […]

Laparoscopic General Surgeon Expert Witness

LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECSTECTOMY General Surgeon from Georgia This procedure gained worldwide acceptance in the early 1990’s. It essentially replaced open cholecystectomy. Unfortunately, early training in the technique was often inadequate and complications rapidly followed. Entry into the abdomen was Ablind@ with large, pointed trocars resulting in injury to vital organs and large blood vessels. Deaths were […]

Hospital Fall Expert Witness

HOSPITAL FALLS – NEGLIGENCE Nurse from PennsylvaniaIn a world of highly publicized malpractice trials, where spectacular sums are awarded by juries for severe damage or loss of life incurred by relatively young complainants, we may tend to overlook the cases of elderly clients with terminal diseases, who sustain injury or loss of life directly attributable […]

Hospital Administrator Expert Witness

Hospital Administrator from Florida Medical malpractice cases require stringent and comprehensive clinical review and attorneys always employ medical experts to review their cases. Often overlooked is the use of a hospital administration expert who can add significantly to the case by evaluating the corporate responsibilities of the hospital involved in the matter. It is important […]

Occupational Therapist Expert Witness

Clarifying your Client’s Current Functional Capacities By: New Jersey Licensed Occupational Therapist & Vocational Evaluator Basic to the damages assessment of any case is an understanding the injured person’s current functional limitations. Occupational Therapists are trained to evaluate an injured person’s abilities to perform activities of daily living (ADL) or work-related tasks. The therapist can […]

Electronic Health Recording System Expert Witness

Interview of the Month When medical treatment goes wrong and a patient is sickened or dies, it isn’t just the doctor or hospital that could be to blame. It could be the fault of the electronic health recording system – a fact that plaintiffs’ attorneys may want to keep in mind when they file malpractice […]

School Nurse Expert Witness

THE EDUCATIONAL AND MEDICAL RIGHTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Nurse from Pennsylvania Kevin is a 15 year old student about to enter a large high school. Kevin has an IEP (Individual Education Plan) developed by a team of teachers and his parents to meet his special education needs in the classroom – you see, Kevin […]

Neonatology Expert Witness

Digital and Forearm Ischemia in the Newborn Infant Following Intravenous Therapy Neonatologist from New York Ischemia and resultant loss of digits and of the forearm may occur as a consequence of presumed intravenous therapy. This term, presumed intravenous therapy, is utilized above because the catheter or Peripheral Intravenous Central Catheter (PICC) is introduced into a […]

Ophthalmologist Expert Witness

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY Ophthalmologist from South Dakota Background information on diabetic retinopathy: Diabetes mellitus of longstanding duration, usually fifteen to twenty years, may affect the retina of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy develops over this prolonged period and exists in two forms, background diabetic retinopathy (BDR) and proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), and these forms may coexist. BDR […]

Endocrinologist Expert Witness

DIABETES Endocrinologist from Pennsylvania Diabetes is epidemic in the United States. Especially in Latinos and African Americans. Diabetes affects 21 million Americans- 7% of the population – and will grow to 22 million by 2025. A new diagnosis of diabetes is made 2200-3500 times each day, yet 25% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed! The […]

Expert Witness for Students with Disabilities

THE EDUCATIONAL AND MEDICAL RIGHTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Nurse from Pennsylvania Kevin is a 15 year old student about to enter a large high school. Kevin has an IEP (Individual Education Plan) developed by a team of teachers and his parents to meet his special education needs in the classroom – you see, Kevin […]

Automotive Expert Witness

LIABILITY OF THE CONSIGNEE FOR LOADING DEFECTS. (What does this mean in truck accident litigation?) By Automotive Expert from Pennsylvania Frequently in the rush to get shipments out the door, shippers and carriers make errors that result in accidents when the goods are delivered to the receiver (consignee). Usually, when a shipment exceeds 10,000 pounds […]

Accounting Expert Witness

ALLOCATION OF FAIR MARKET VALUE TO NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS IN VALUATION OF PERSONAL SERVICE BUSINESSES Accountant from Massachusetts Personal service businesses include accounting (CPA), law, medical and other practices where the clientele strongly identifies with an individual running the practice, be that person a sole proprietor, major stockholder, significant practitioner, etc. Commonly, such practices are sold […]

Toxicology Expert Witness – Environmental Carcinogens

Environmental Carcinogens Toxicologists from New York According to statistics complied by the National Cancer Institute, in 2005, approximately 1.37 million persons in the US will be diagnosed with cancer, and over 570 thousand will lose their lives; almost all organs and organ systems of both men and women will be affected. The many causes of […]

Toxicology Expert Witness – Asbestos Facts

Asbestos: The Facts by Toxicologist from Texas Have you spoken to a client that told you that he or she lived in a house, worked in an office, or was otherwise exposed to Asbestos, as long as 30 years ago? Although separated in time and location, they have now been diagnosed with Asbestosis. Perhaps, they […]

Mechanical Engineer Expert Witness

Sudden Acceleration – Vehicle defect or Driver Error? Mechanical Engineer from Maryland Sudden acceleration includes several types of incidents where a driver is surprised by a sudden, unintended application of power to drive a vehicle. Most drivers report that they are “absolutely positive” their right foot was on the brake, but the vehicle accelerated anyway. […]

Toxicology Expert Witness – Crude Oil Exposure

Effects of Crude Oil Exposure to Children, Adults, and Pregnant Mothers By Professor of Toxicology in Texas Crude Oil has been pouring into the Gulf of Mexico and is causing numerous and significant health issues for children, pregnant mothers, and adults. Exposure occurs via inhalation, ingestion (of liquid droplets in the air), and direct skin […]

Nurse Expert Witness – Completely Informed Consent

Not Completely Informed Consent Nurse from Pennsylvania A young man wanted to alleviate pain in his feet by congenitally deformed fifth toes. In diagnosis, his doctor determined that the patient suffered from moderately splayed feet, with congenital joint fusion of the fifth toes. The fourth toes also were deformed and enlarged. The doctor’s progress notes […]

Nursing Home Specialist Expert Witness

COMMENTS BY A NURSING HOME SPECIALIST Home Director from Connecticut A recent example of a case of nursing home care in which the standard of care was violated, resulting in injury to the patient, is that of a 64 year old man who was admitted to a nursing home following a surgical revascularization to his […]

Bed Sores Expert Witness

CMS Tightens Regulations for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Nurse from New Jersey As of November 2004 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issues upgraded guidelines for regulatory surveyors for all states. {www.CMS.hhs.gov/manuals/pm_trans/ R4SOM.pdf}. To summarize the revisions, there is emphasis on the physician’s role in the documentation and follow-up of ulcer management, preventative and […]

COMMON FEATURES OF MISSED APPENDICITIS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPT

Changed Records Nurse from Pennsylvania Would it have been possible to prevent blindness in an extremely immature infant? Despite showing all the associated risk factors for development of retrolental fibroplasia (RLF), the infant’s eyes were not examined until the 121st day of life. The exam revealed bilateral retrolental fibroplasia at Grade V, with poor prognosis […]

Colon and Rectal Surgeon Expert Witness

Colonoscopy Complications Colon and Rectal Surgeon from Virginia A patient underwent a colonoscopy during which a benign polyp was excised. He developed rectal bleeding at home that evening which was small in amount. He called the doctor who claimed that he instructed the patient to go to the emergency room if the bleeding continued. The […]

General Surgeon Expert Witness

Hospital Billings General Surgeon from Georgia Hospital billings are notoriously inaccurate. Overcharges commonly are in the 20% or 25% range. Patients only see the insurance adjustment and blindly pay their 20% thinking they are saving money To save 25% on a $ 4000 bill puts $ 1000 back in their pocket.. Perhaps more distressing are […]

General Surgery Expert Witness

BARIATRIC SURGERY – MALPRACTICE ISSUES General Surgeon from New York City Over the past several years, the number of bariatric surgery operations (surgery for weight loss) has grown from a handful to over 150,000 procedures per year in the USA alone, increasing faster than any other procedure. Since these procedures are complex and the patients […]

Neurosurgeon Expert Witness

Back Pain Neurosurgeon from North Carolina Low back pain is one of the most common symptoms a physician encounters in the general patient population. Low back pain occurs at least once in 85% of the population aged 50 or less and is the fourth most common complaint in outpatient medicine. The medical costs associated with […]

Emergency Room Expert Witness

Appendicitis: Failure to Diagnose in the Emergency Department (ER) Emergency Room Physicians from Chicago COMMON FEATURES OF MISSED APPENDICITIS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPT Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical diagnosis made in the ER and the failure to diagnose acute appendicitis is among the five leading causes of successful ER suits, accounting for […]

Board Certified Economist Expert Witness

Perspectives of An Economist on Life Care Plans Economist from Massachusetts At trial, an economists opinion regarding the future medical and personal care costs facing an injured plaintiff relies entirely on a life care plan. To be helpful to the economist, the format of the life care plan should be as close a match as […]

Environmental Expert Witness

Severe Burn Case from Slip, Trip, and Fall Safety, Health, and Environmental expert Case Synopsis: The plaintiff, an engineer doing boiler flue stack gas sampling/analyzing, ran backwards as he was winding up his plastic tubing and fell into an open storm water ditch that received hot water from a boiler continuous blow down line. The […]

Mechanical Engineer Expert Witness – How Auto Fires Start

How do auto fires start? Mechanical Engineer from Maryland The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that about one fifth of all fires reported are motor vehicle fires, and that the majority of vehicle fires are not related to crashes. The number of non-crash vehicle fires is approximately one in 1,000 registered vehicles. Although frequent, […]

Forensic Expert Witness

What Can An Expert In Shooting Scenes And Forensic Ballistics Bring To Your Case Firearm & Tool Mark Examiner From Pennsylvania I’ve yet to encounter a homicide where a careful review of the case file, including investigative reports, scene and autopsy pictures, drawings and all laboratory reports plus the examiner’s case notes has not proven […]

Transportation Engineer Expert Witness – Bus Stop Safety

Walking Safely to School Bus Stops Transportation Engineer from New York Children walking safety to school bus stops must be included as a matter of course in the planning, design and operation of roadways. Some elements of roadway design pertain specifically to children safety include shoulders, walkways (including sidewalks) and crosswalks. Roadway width, number of […]

Criminal Analyst Expert Witness

Investor Fraud and Ponzi schemes by Criminal Analyst from Pennsyvlania Indictments for Ponzi schemes and investor fraud have been increasing everyday. While pundits, congress and financial experts pinpoint problems with regulatory agencies such as the SEC, the real problem centers on what I call the “Due Diligence Mess,” the way in which this process is […]

Industrial Hygienist Expert Witness

Certified Industrial Hygienist from Florida For those of you not dealing with much product liability or personal injury case work, you may not have noticed some newer up ticks and trend lines. For others who have been too focused on one area of this specialized litigation, this note will add to your awareness of things […]

Radiology Expert Witnesses

Medical Aspects of Three Dimensional Reconstruction By Radiologist in Delaware Over the past decade, medical imaging with three dimensional reconstruction (rendering) has become a valuable tool for not only the radiologist in diagnosing various pathologic conditions throughout the body, but more recently as an adjunct for the attorney in demonstrating the specific etiology for the […]