MEDICAL

Anesthesiology medical experts are physicians trained in airway management, anesthesia (pain control), and patient safety during surgical procedures. Anesthesiology medical expert witnesses typically testify on airway issues, perioperative and intraoperative management, and anesthesiology procedures such as endotracheal intubation and central lines
Cardiology medical experts commonly opine upon causation in cases of missed diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack) or on standard of care during interventional procedures like cardiac stenting.
Critical Care Medicine (ICU) specialists manage the most complex and critically ill patients. As such, ICU medical experts analyze the standard of care in a wide range of cases such as sepsis, respiratory failure, and cardiac arrest. They also perform high-risk (litigation-prone) procedures such as tracheostomy and intubation.
Dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases (e.g. melanoma), though they also perform cosmetic procedures. Negligence claims against Dermatologists often arise from cosmetic procedures such as a laser therapy or chemical peels.
Emergency Medicine (ER) physicians specialize in the recognition and stabilization of both routine and life-threatening medical conditions. Common cases requiring ER medical expert witnesses involve missed diagnoses in conditions such as pulmonary embolism (PE), stroke, or acute myocardial infarction
Endocrinologists are experts in endocrine disorders such as hypothyroidism and diabetes. Endocrinology medical experts commonly opine on standard of care issues involving endocrinologic emergencies such as adrenal insufficiency and diabetic ketoacidosis.
Epidemiologists are specialists in the health of large populations. As such, Epidemiology medical experts opine on a wide range of issues. From product liability regarding pharmaceuticals, to toxicology cases such as a ground water contamination,
Geriatricians medical experts are physicians trained in airway management, anesthesia (pain control), and patient safety during surgical procedures. Anesthesiology medical expert witnesses typically testify on airway issues, perioperative and intraoperative management, and anesthesiology procedures such as endotracheal intubation and central lines
Hematology & Oncology medical experts commonly opine upon causation in cases of missed diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack) or on standard of care during interventional procedures like cardiac stenting.
Hospital Medicine specialists manage the most complex and critically ill patients. As such, ICU medical experts analyze the standard of care in a wide range of cases such as sepsis, respiratory failure, and cardiac arrest. They also perform high-risk (litigation-prone) procedures such as tracheostomy and intubation.
Infectious Disease (ID) physicians treat a wide range of illness arising from viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. Infectious disease medical experts are commonly needed for both standard of care and causation in cases of several bacterial infections such as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), necrotizing fasciitis, HIV, meningitis, and meningococcemia
Internal Medicine physicians are medical experts who provide primary medical care to adult patients on a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions. Internal medicine doctors may be primary care providers or they may be hospital-based (i.e. Hospitalists). Internal medicine experts frequently testify on issues of delayed diagnosis in cancer, or missed diagnosis in conditions like pulmonary embolism.
Interventional Radiologists (IR) are Radiologists that are further trained in advanced procedures such as CT guided biopsies or embolization for acute bleeding. Interventional Radiology medical experts frequently opine on cases of standard of care for the “high-risk” procedures they perform such as nephrostomy tube placement, ultrasound-guided drainage (e.g. paracentesis, thoracentesis), and CT-guided biopsy
Medical Pharmacology expert witnesses are commonly required in a wide range of medical negligence cases. Medical Pharmacology experts are physicians trained in understanding medication overdose, medication side effects, and toxic ingestions. Medical pharmacologists also treat these conditions. Consequently, they commonly testify on causation issues in chronic pain medication overdose or standard of care in treatment of toxic ingestions.
Neurology medical expert witnesses specialize in disorders of the central nervous system such as stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, and meningitis. Neurology medical experts are widely utilized, testifying on standards of care in acute stroke and tPA administration, as well as complex issues such as hypoxic encephalopathy. Neurology medical experts also perform Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) and analyze the prognosis of patients suffering from neurological injury and disease.
Pathology medical expert witnesses are physicians specialized in the diagnosis of disease utilizing laboratory, DNA, and tissue (e.g. biopsy) analysis. They also perform postmortem examinations (i.e. autopsy). Pathologists commonly testify in medical litigation on standard of care issues related to the misdiagnosis of biopsy specimens. Pathologists often subspecialize in areas such as neuropathology, cardiac pathology, forensic pathology, or dermatopathology.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation medical experts are physicians trained in the rehabilitation of acutely or chronically ill patients. Many PM&R experts also deal with acute and chronic pain management. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation expert witnesses often testify in nursing home cases and on standard of care issues regarding chronic opiate (e.g. Oxy-Contin, oxycodone, Dilaudid) management.
Psychiatry medical experts are trained in the treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar disorder, depression, suicidality, and schizophrenia. Psychiatry medical experts testify on a wide range of issues such as addiction, mental pain and suffering, competence, and standard of care issues in the management of chronic mental illness like bipolar disorder.
Pulmonology medical experts specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disorders. Pulmonologists may also specialize in critical care (ICU) and sleep medicine. General pulmonology medicine commonly treats chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), mesothelioma, asthma, and lung cancer. Pulmonary Critical Care experts treat acute respiratory failure and other intensive care issues. Sleep Medicine specialists focuse upon obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep conditions. Pulmonology medical expert witnesses frequently opine on standards of care involving critically ill patients and patients undergoing procedures such as intubation or tracheostomy (airway management)
Rheumatology medical experts are physicians specializing in treating autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, and lupus. Rheumatology medical experts commonly testify on cases of rheumatologic emergencies such as a temporal arteritis (giant cell arteritis) or on standard of care in office-based infusion clinics of rheumatologic medications such as Remicade.
Cardiology medical experts commonly opine upon causation in cases of missed diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack) or on standard of care during interventional procedures like cardiac stenting.
Geriatricians medical experts are physicians trained in airway management, anesthesia (pain control), and patient safety during surgical procedures. Anesthesiology medical expert witnesses typically testify on airway issues, perioperative and intraoperative management, and anesthesiology procedures such as endotracheal intubation and central lines