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Why do physicians do medicolegal? Oncologist from New York

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 addition to their clinical skills, a well-developed ability to reason, analyze, write well, communicate, and express clearly complex ideas. Many physicians enjoy being able to use these skills in the legal arena. Doctors, of course, are valued as experts in their particular areas of medical specialization. However, by performing medical-legal consulting they have an opportunity to shape...
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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 meniscal tears. Much of orthopedic surgery, like many other fields, was guesswork. Now, with great precision, orthopedic surgeons can diagnose and treat a multitude of musculoskeletal diseases to an extent that was previously unimaginable. However, with great precision comes great expectations and high standards of patient care. The orthopedic surgeon medico-legal expert must look at a case from...
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Internal Medicine Expert Witness from New York

I have been most pleased to have worked closely over the years with the staff at Medical Advisors, Inc. regarding a wide variety of individuals/patients who have received care in various clinical settings including acute care hospital, chronic care hospital, extended care facility, rehabilitation center and finally skilled nursing facility. It has been my pleasure to painstakingly review each part of their therapeutic journey with an eye towards comparison with an idealized benchmark representing the current and ongoing standard of care. As an example of one such case recently reviewed involved a 20 year woman with cerebral palsy who following an unwitnessed fall from her bed at a rehabilitation center sustained...
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Time is critical to our clients

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 company, I often find I’m the voice of reason when a case is presented to us. I’m not only a nurse who can speak medical language to physicians, I’m an experienced go-between who can bridge the perspectives of the attorneys and medical experts on a case. Sometimes what is obvious to one is invisible to the...
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