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Prisoner Medical Clearance Expert Witness: What Happens in the Emergency Room?

By, Brian Pisula, MD, FAAEM  Introduction Emergency Departments (EDs) regularly evaluate and treat individuals in custody by law enforcement, local jails as well as state and federal prisons. An emergency physician can be asked to evaluate a patient prior to that individual being incarcerated. Alternatively, an individual who has already been incarcerated for a period… read more

Bariatric Surgery Complications Expert Witness: Issues Commonly Addressed in Medical Malpractice Litigation

By Kent C. Sasse, MD Bariatric surgery is increasingly accepted across specialties as an integral treatment for not only type two diabetes and morbid obesity, but also degenerative joint disease of the knees and hips, obstructive sleep apnea, pseudotumor cerebri, severe hypertension, and a host of other obesity-related health problems. So, while the bariatric procedure is… read more

Copyright Damages Expert Witness: How Copyright Damages are Established under U.S. Law

By John N. Haut, JD, MBA, CPA Copyright Protection and Remedies for Infringement The Copyright Act affords protection for “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or… read more

Cannabis Receivership Expert Witness: Roles, Scenarios and Outcomes

By Peter Ingersoll, CCIM What Is a Cannabis Receivership? Unlike the products sold by traditional business, cannabis is categorized as a Scheduled Drug by the DEA, hence cannabis businesses are prohibited from filing bankruptcy in any Federal Court to restructure lease terms, shed debt, put litigation on hold, or arrange to recapitalize the business. This… read more

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) Expert Witness: Background, Anatomy, Symptoms & Treatment

By ASIF ILYAS, MD, MBA, FACS INTRODUCTION Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), is an avoidable sequelae of vaccine placement. Although the far majority of shoulder discomfort from shoulder vaccinations are temporary and self-limited, there remains a risk for potential injury or irritation of shoulder structures from errant injections and / or tissue response… read more

Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Expert Witness: A Discussion of the Asymptomatic Yet Critically Ill Patient

By William Madland, MD, FACOG   INTRODUCTION Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is defined as cumulative blood loss of greater than or equal to 1000 ml within 24 hours after birth, regardless of route of delivery. It is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide (1). Hemorrhage requiring blood transfusion is the leading cause of severe maternal… read more

Prostate Cancer Expert Witness: Active Surveillance – An Option for Prostate Cancer Treatment

By: Dudley Seth Danoff, MD, FACS With the current controversy on prostate cancer screening and PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing, a trend appears to be developing away from aggressive surgical treatment for early stage localized prostate cancer. Whether this approach fits within the standard of care in a particular case must be determined by a… read more

Dry Needling Expert Witness: Research, Results, Licensing, Adverse Events, and Contraindications

By Rich Woolley, DC, MS, ATC, CMTPT/DN Introduction Legal disputes may require the specialized knowledge of a dry needling expert witness to assist the fact finder. The types of disputes that may require a dry needling expert witness include personal injury, medical malpractice, healthcare fraud, etc. Adverse events such as pneumothorax (collapsed lung), infection, delayed… read more

Voice biometrics expert witness: signal processing enables new forms of identity verification

By Dr. Chris Daft Defining voice biometrics Biometrics – automated recognition of a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic – continues to increase in importance. Smart cards, magnetic stripe cards, photo ID cards, and physical keys can be lost, stolen, duplicated, or left at home. But if well implemented, biometric identification can provide… read more

Lung Cancer Expert Witness: Pulmonary Nodules and Radiology Standard of Care

By Gretchen Green, MD, MMS Introduction An alleged delayed diagnosis of lung cancer can result in a medical malpractice claim.  In such claims, the issue of when a radiologist is under a duty to call the referring physician may come up.  In such cases, a pulmonary nodules radiology expert witness may be utilized by counsel…. read more

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