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Catheter Infection Expert Witness: Background, Diagnosis and Management

By John P. Lieberman MD, CPHQ Background: A catheter is a flexible tube that is inserted into the body with the purpose of withdrawal of fluids from (or introduction of fluids or a device into) a body cavity. Catheters are often a routine part of medical care in 2022. There are many different types of… read more

Spinal Epidural Abscess (SEA) Expert Witness: Background, Diagnosis and Treatment

By: Paul Louis, MD Introduction Back pain is one of the most frequent symptoms that patients come to the emergency department for.  In fact, there are over 3,000,000 visits to the emergency department annually for back symptoms (1). Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare diagnosis in which there is an infection within the skull… read more

CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Expert Witness: Diagnosis, Symptoms & Treatment

By Adam Carinci, MD Background: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is defined as continuing chronic regional pain which can be spontaneous and/or evoked and disproportionate to the severity of the inciting event that lasts beyond the normal time frame expected. CRPS is a neurologic disorder of an unpredictable clinical course. It is characterized by extreme… read more

Ejection Fraction Expert Witness: Using the Ejection Fraction for Detection, Treatment, and Prognosis of Heart Injury after Motor Vehicle Accidents

By John R. Filip, MD When a person sustains a heart injury from a motor vehicle accident (MVA), the ejection fraction (EF) is a tool that detects heart damage from MVA, and guides treatment and prognosis decisions. In MVA litigation, an ejection fraction expert witness can explain how the EF value is used for detection,… read more

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

Self-Driving Cars Expert Witness: Physics Drives the Technology

Introduction Self-driving cars incorporate a raft of new technologies. Among several drivers of adoption, the business models of well-funded ride-hailing services depend on rapid introduction of vehicle autonomy. In this environment, IP attorneys should expect increasing patent litigation around the enabling technology and as such may require the assistance of autonomous vehicle expert witnesses. Self-driving… read more

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