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Edward J. Priz, CPCU, APA
President
3230 S. Harlem Ave.
Riverside IL 60546
USA
phone: 708-945-7393
fax: 708-442-6010
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Edward Priz Workers Compensation Expert PhotoEdward J. Priz, CPCU, APA, has worked full-time in the Insurance Industry since 1976. In 1982, he also began consulting on Workers Compensation insurance issues, and in 1987 established his own consulting firm to specialize in this field, as Advanced Insurance Management.

Mr. Priz holds the professional designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) from the American Institute of Property and Liability Underwriters, as well as the designation Associate in Premium Auditing, from the Insurance Institute of America.

Litigation Support - Mr. Priz has been retained by policyholders, insurance agents and brokers, insurance companies, and a premium audit firm as an expert witness in his field, both as a consulting expert and as a testifying expert. He serves as an expert witness to counsel for Plaintiff and Defense and has testified in federal and state courts and arbitrations in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. He is a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association, and currently serves as Vice-President of the Chicago chapter of that organization.

He is also a member of the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, and the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors.

Mr. Priz has also consulted on the drafting of legislation pertaining to Workers Compensation insurance in Illinois, and has testified on insurance regulation before the Illinois legislature. He is the author of three books on the subject of Workers' Compensation insurance.

Edward Priz Expert Witness Services
Areas of Expertise:
  • Workers Compensation
  • Insurance Premiums
  • Audits
  • Classifications
  • Experience Modification Factors
  • Retrospective Rating
  • Large Deductible Policies
  • Payroll Audits
  • NCCI Manual Rules
  • Insurance Agent / Broker Standards of Care
  • NCCI classification Rules
  • Experience Rating
  • NCCI Rules and Procedures
  • Retrospective Rating
  • Large Deductible Policies
  • Workers Compensation Appeals
  • Agent Errors and Omissions
  • Insurance Auditor Duties and Errors
  • NCCI Inspections
  • Independent WC Rating Bureau Rules
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    11/11/2015 · Insurance
    Employers generally realize that the initial premium they pay for Workers Compensation insurance isn't the final premium for that coverage-Workers Comp is normally subject to an audit after the policy ends, to adjust premium charges based on actual payroll amounts. When the policy starts, after all, payroll amounts can only be estimated for the coming year. So it's routine for employers of any size to undergo a Workers Compensation premium audit, and to receive an audit statement that often seeks some additional premium.

    8/20/2015 · Insurance
    A growing trend for many businesses has been for their customers and prospects to use their experience modification factor as a safety benchmark, requiring a modifier of 1.00 or 1.05 for those bidding on projects. A higher modifier can disqualify a firm from bidding on many projects, particularly governmental projects.

    7/10/2015 · Insurance
    Recently, a former Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance wrote an Op-Ed piece, decrying recently proposed legislation that would require insurers to file changes in Workers Compensation insurance rates with regulators before using those rates with insurers. The proposed legislation would also allow the Department of Insurance to disapprove rates if it was determined they were excessive.

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    An easy to understand guide, written for a general business audience, that explains in detail how Workers Compensation insurance is priced and audited. The Field Guide explains the classification system used by insurance companies, the audit process, experience modification factors, and how and why overcharges occur. Most importantly, it explains in plain language how employers can protect themselves from the common mistakes the insurance industry makes that cause Workers Comp premiums to be higher than they properly should be.
    Edward J. Priz, Scott Priz
    Everything business owners and managers need to know to understand Workers Compensation insurance for their company, including how to reduce premium costs.
    Edward J. Priz, et al
    Many of the rules which determine premiums are understood only by employees in the audit and underwriting departments of insurance companies. The result is a built-in bias in the system which favors higher premiums. CompControl was written by an industry insider -- a consultant who has saved clients more than $4 million in overcharges. His book reveals how the system really works and how you can make it work for you.
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    Dr. Robert H. Schram
    Executive Director/CEO
    4950 York Rd Buckingham Green One
    PO Box 231
    Holicong PA 18928-0231
    ALL STATES USA
    phone: 215-794-0800 x304
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    Dr. Robert H. Schram has over forty years experience as the Executive Director/CEO of a large community non-profit organization (BARC Developmental Services) supporting children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Mental Illness, and Autism from birth through retirement since 1977. Dr. Schram's selected accomplishments include: A Doctorate in Public Administration and the appointment to Fellow in the American Association for Intellectual Disabilities and Autism for meritorious service. Decades of experience: policies, procedures, protocols, vocational issues, administration and management issues, employee issues, workplace safety, discrimination, wrongful death. Dr. Schram has successfully defended fourteen law suits and has provided expert testimony/assessments in a number of others. He has worked for both plaintiff and defense in legal matters and has consulted with both profit and non-profit companies. Author of the book "Company Management Policies, Procedures, Practices".



    Areas of Expertise: Discrimination; Abuse; Wrongful Death; Molestation-Sexual; Harassment; Exploitation; Workplace Policies and Procedures; Company Policies and Procedures; Workplace Safety; Workers' Compensation; Vocational Training; Vocational Rehabilitation; Profit and Nonprofit Management; Guardianship; Drugs and Alcohol issues; Employment Handbooks; Employment Conduct; Workplace Issues; Wrongful discharge.
    Robert H. Schram, DPA
    Company Management…Policies, Procedures, Practices is written as a guide for both entrepreneurs initiating their own business and top managers of more established companies. It covers all the critically important aspects of governance and supervision necessary for success including: meeting management techniques; fiduciary and financial responsibilities; strategic planning; legal and risk management; initiating and embracing health and safety committees; developing and utilizing an effective human resources department; creating and implementing a position rating manual; fostering public relations; crafting updating, and employing employee handbooks.
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    Willeam A. Choby, DMD, MPA, MAGD, FICCMO, DICOI
    5840 Route 981 South
    Suite 104
    Latrobe PA 15650
    USA
    phone: 724-539-7685
    fax: 724-539-7086
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    Willeam Choby Dentistry Oral Surgery Expert PhotoWilleam A. Choby, DMD, MPA, MAGD, FICCMO, DICOI, has over 40 years of experience Dentistry and Oral Surgery. He is a Board Certified Implant Dentist that perfoms both the Surgery and the Restoration of Implant Teeth.

    A “Master” in the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD), Dr. Choby has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and an example to other dentists of the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. Masters have accepted the charge to keep abreast of advances in dentistry for the benefit of patients and the betterment of dentistry.

    Dr. Choby is also a Fellow in the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics (FICCMO), earned a Masters of Public Administration (MPA), and is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (DICOI). He is recognized as One of America's Top Dentists by the Consumers Research Council of America.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Choby's expertise is frequently called upon for second opinions for quality assurance companies, peer review panels, workmen's compensation disputes, automobile accident claims, dental insurance companies, physicians, attorneys, and other dentists. He has offered his expert opinion in more than 100 dental malpractice cases, inspected over 1,100 dental offices for insurance companies, and performed over 1,000 second opinion case reviews, IMEs and peer reviews. His cases have included issues concerning:
    • Dental Implant Surgery
    • Dental Implant Restorations
    • Neuromuscular Occlusion
    • Crowns
    • Bridges / Dentures
  • Root Canals
  • Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers
  • Extractions
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Oral Cancer Treatment
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    Brian H. Kleiner, Ph.D., MBA
    Brian H. Kleiner
    Professor of Human Resource Management
    at a prestigious Cailfornia university
    551 Santa Barbara Avenue
    Fullerton CA 92835
    USA
    phone: 714-879-9705 or 714-595-1891
    fax: 714-879-5600
    Dr. Brian H. Kleiner was a former human resource manager for Ford Motor Company. He has had over 100 private and public consulting clients and has trained thousands of employees. Dr. Kleiner taught three 36-hour courses on KLCS-TV, has over 500 publications, and has given trial / arbitration testimony in over 70 cases, including one resulting in a $12.5 million plaintiffs verdict in 2014 concerning disability discrimination and wrongful termination. He has been profiled in Bender's California Labor and Employment Bulletin in 2007 as a result of his overall forensic expert successes and other achievements.

    Degrees Include:
    • B.S. in Business Administration, Drexel
    • MBA, UCLA
    • Ph.D. Management, UCLA
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    Garson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, PA
    647 East Siddonsburg Road
    Mechanicsburg PA 17055
    USA
    phone: 717-691-5409 or 717-968-0576 (Cell)
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    Garson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, PA, is a board certified Occupational Physician in private consulting practice with extensive clinical and administrative experience in emergency and occupational medicine, including:
    • Case Review, Analysis, and Management
    • Impairment Determination and Disability Rating
    • Medical Direction
    • Industrial Illness and Injury Care
    • Medical Review Officer functions
    Dr. Caruso has performed occupational health services and consulting for organizations including Lockheed Martin, Bechtel Aberdeen, PepsiCo, Dean Foods, The New York Transit Authority, and multiple Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He has very broad and in-depth case management and file review experience involving complex disability and workers’ compensation claims. He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators (IAIME); a Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME; 2009-2014); and a Certified Medical Review Officer. He has also held numerous leadership roles in ACOEM, and both published and presented at national, state, and local conferences in his areas of expertise. Dr. Caruso's primary professional interests are worker disability prevention and management, with a particular focus on the psychosocial aspects of occupational medicine and workers compensation, and prevention or minimization of unnecessary work disability.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Caruso's expertise is available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include Independent Medical Evaluations, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. Dr. Caruso is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, New York, Virginia, Louisiana, and North Carolina.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Occupational Medicine
    • Causation Analysis
    • Disability Prevention and Evaluation
    • Workers Compensation
    • Impairment Evaluation and Rating
  • Fitness for Duty
  • Return to Work
  • Drug Testing
  • Work Capacity
  • Work Life Expectancy
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    Forensic Psychiatrist and School Mental Health Expert
    307 West Minnehaha Parkway
    Minneapolis MN 55419
    USA
    phone: 612-275-7385
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    William R. Dikel, MD, is a board certified Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist with over 30 years experience providing expertise to professionals in all of the systems that serve individuals who have mental health disorders.

    Dr. Dikel served as a Past President of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society and the MN Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a Lifetime Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Dikel works with defense and plaintiff's attorneys in civil and criminal justice cases, and provides consultation and expert witness services to professionals and clients in the Education, Insurance, Public Health, Social Services, Corrections and Mental Health systems. Dr. Dikel is skilled in communicating complex psychiatric issues to laypersons, and this skill has proven to be very useful in consultations with attorneys and in deposition and courtroom testimony. Dr. Dikel has provided over 25 years of psychiatric care to severely mentally ill clients in community mental health clinics.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Personal Injury
    • Psychiatric Diagnosis Clarification
    • Mental Health File Reviews
    • Disability / Insurance Claims
    • School Mental Health
    • Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs)
    • Special Education Responsibilities
    • Educational Due Process Hearings
    • Management / Organizational Consultation
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Workman's Compensation
    • Diminished Capacity / Competency
  • Reduced Responsibility
  • Child Protection Psychiatric Assessments
  • Workplace Violence / Harassment
  • Competency Assessments
  • Defamation Lawsuits
  • Insanity Defense
  • Employee Psychiatric Risk Assessment
  • Malpractice Issues
  • Standards of Care
  • Institutional Negligence
  • Neurological Damage
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Contested Wills
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    William R. Dikel, MD
    From anxiety and depression to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, substance use disorders, and psychoses, this practical book provides essential information on how mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated, how they tend to manifest at school, and how they affect students’ emotions, behaviors, and ability to learn. It explains why traditional behavioral interventions are often unsuccessful, and describes effective classroom interventions that teachers can use to provide optimal educational experiences.
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    Malcolm S. Cohen, PhD
    President
    305 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ste 316
    Ann Arbor MI 48108
    USA
    phone: 734-846-0549
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    Malcolm S. Cohen, PhD, President of Employment Research Corporation, has over 30 years of experience in the field of Economics and Employment specializing in Labor Markets and Statistical Analysis.

    Dr. Cohen founded the firm in 1997, after retiring as the Director of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Michigan, which he directed for 13 years. With a PhD in Economics from the MIT in 1967, his research interests include labor market information, labor turnover, employment forecasting and labor shortages. He has directed several major studies to identify national shortage occupations and measure labor turnover using administrative records.

    Dr. Cohen's book, Labor Shortages as America Approaches the Twenty-first Century, was published by the University of Michigan Press. His most recent book, Global Skill Shortages, written with Professor Mahmood A. Zaidi, is published by Edward Elgar Publishing. He has had articles published in a large number of journals, including: Journal of Human Resources, Monthly Labor Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Statistics, Journal of Economic Theory, and The American Economic Review.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Cohen has either testified or been a consultant in over 1,000 audits or cases and has testified over 150 times. He has also served as an expert to the EEOC and U.S. Department of Labor in discrimination cases, and has directed many research projects sponsored by government agencies.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Economic Loss
    • Personal Injury
    • Statistical Analysis
    • Wrongful Death
    • Affirmative Action
    • EEOC
    • Compensation
    • FELA
    • FLSA
  • Labor Economics
  • Mitigation of Damages
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Earnings Analysis
  • Damage Analysis
  • Reduction in Force
  • RIF
  • OFCCP
  • Class Action
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    Malcom S. Cohen, PhD
    As the world entered the twenty-first century, global skill shortages in many occupations were evident throughout the world. While these were mitigated by a global recession, there is no generally agreed upon method for measuring these shortages. This book discusses various theories for measurement. Using data collected from 19 developed countries in North and Latin America, Europe, and the Pacific region, the authors explore various aspects of skilled labor shortages, develop a methodology of measuring shortages by occupation, and provide estimates of the likelihood of the occurrence of such shortages.
    Malcom S. Cohen, PhD
    Predicting labor shortages is of great importance for planning education and training of the nation's present and future labor force. Malcolm Cohen has developed an innovative approach to measuring labor shortages. Originally sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, his work is presented here, updated for 1994.
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    Erin O'Callaghan BS, MA, JD, CRC, NCC, LPC, CLCP
    145 S. Livernois #102
    Rochester Hills Michigan 48307
    USA
    phone: 248-312-9597
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    Erin O’Callaghan BS, MA, JD, CRC, NCC, LPC, CLCP, is a Life Care Planner, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, and Licensed Attorney with over 13 years of experience as a Rehabilitation Professional.

    Ms. O’Callaghan has consistently provided the highest standards of professional ethics while staying current with the needs of modern and complex litigation. Her experience and training gives a unique perspective as a forensic rehabilitation evaluator. She has an in depth understanding of the evidentiary requirements of an expert’s evaluation and conclusion, including the importance of following an accepted methodology in the process and preparation of an opinion.

    Ms. O’Callaghan is a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, International Academy of Life Care Planners, Michigan Rehabilitation Association, and the Michigan Bar Association. She is also a qualified Vocational Expert by the Social Security Administration.

    Erin O’Callaghan has been providing Litigation Support to counsel for Plaintiff and Defense for 11 years. She has provided over 1,000 cost projections and has testified in both Federal and State cases. Ms. O’Callaghan has specialized knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, Social Security issues, and Medicare Set Asides. Her services include case management, earning capacity evaluations, long term care evaluations, and personal injury assessments.

    Litigation Support Services for:
    • Tortious Injury / Negligence
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Auto No Fault
    • Wrongful Death
    • Long Term Disability
    • Divorce
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    Frank L. Barnes, MD
    4126 SW Freeway, St. 1730
    Houston TX 77027
    USA
    phone: 713-888-0677
    fax: 713-888-0677
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    Frank L. Barnes, MD has been a Board Certified Surgeon with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1969. Among other organizations, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Barnes has been performing various services for the insurance and legal professions for over 30 years. He has been retained over 200 times for cases involving Physician Malpractice and Personal Injury. Dr. Barnes has testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator approximately 50 times.

    Services Include:
    • Peer Reviews
    • Legal Consultations
    • Depositions
    • Orthopedic Expert Witness Testimony
    • Independent Medical Examinations for Liability Motor Vehicle and Workers' Compensation
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    Gary Young, M.Ed., CRC, CDMS, CCM, NCC, ABVE/D, FVE
    4 Trenton Ave.
    West Trenton NJ 08628
    USA
    phone: 609-883-9033
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    Gary A. Young has worked in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling since 1977. He has earned a Master of Education, is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Certified Disability Management Specialist, Certified Case Manager, Diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts, and Forensic Vocational Economist.

    Vocational Economic Expert - For over 35 years, Mr. Young has been evaluating Vocational and Economic Loss Projections and residual productive skills and value in cases focusing on employment related matters. His expertise is in determining future vocational options and economic loss projections. Mr. Young also provides catastrophic case management, performing complete Life Care Plans and economic projections for future medical costs.

    Litigation Support - Gary Young has completed evaluations detailing employability and lost earning capacity in State and Federal Courts. His vocational evaluation, life care planning, and economic analysis are combined in one report and one witness so that all of the facts and opinions are available throughout testimony. Mr. Young's reports have been used successfully in New, York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Federal jurisdictions for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

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    Christopher A. Lowery, DHSc, CLCP
    13831 Northwest Freeway, Suite 171
    Houston TX 77040
    USA
    phone: 713-996-9200
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    Christopher A. Lowery is a qualified health and human service professional who serves as a Health and Rehabilitation Consultant. Having worked in the medical, vocational, and rehabilitation industry since 2002, he is committed to providing quality representation and assistance to meet the needs of every client.

    Background Experience - Dr. Lowery served as the Managing Director and Senior Healthcare Recruiter for Outsource Personnel in Houston, TX. Prior to that, he served as a personal injury legal assistant, document review paralegal, and medical claims analyst. This experience, coupled with his education in Human and Health Services Administration and Health Sciences make him particularly qualified to provide expert testimony.

    Litigation Support - Christopher Lowery provides expert witness services to Attorneys, litigants and the courts for Plaintiff and Defense cases. He is available to evaluate clients to assist with Employment Capability, Earnings Capacity, Rehabilitation, Consulting, Evaluations, Life Care Planning, Disability Claims, Assistive Technology, and Health Education as a result of a health impairment. Please see below or website for more expertise areas.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Life Care Planning
    • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
    • Social Security Income (SSI)
    • Personal Injury
    • Medical Malpractice / Medical Negligence
    • Counseling
  • Family Law / Domestic Relations
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Labor and Employment Discrimination
  • Jones Act / Longshoreman Cases
  • Matrimonial / Divorce Matters
  • Health Education
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    Dawn M. Adams, PHR
    W307 N6380 Shore Acres Rd.
    Hartland WI 53029
    USA
    phone: 414-659-4553
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    Dawn M. Adams, PHR, is a certified Professional in Human Resources, with 25+ years of experience in Human Resources, employment law, and Organization Development. She built her expertise in the professional services, manufacturing, health care, financial services, government, and construction industries. Dawn has held various leadership positions within organizations, including Vice President of Human Resources for a statewide, nonprofit healthcare organization and national HR manager for an international law firm.

    Ms. Adams built additional coaching and development expertise through the Center for Creative Leadership and Team Trek. In addition to her PHR certification, she earned several certifications through Lominger International. Ms. Adams was a member of SHRM and its national Employee Relations Expertise Panel. She is a former member and chair of MMSHRM’s Employment Practices Committee.

    Litigation Support - Dawn Adams provides expert witness services to counsel representing Plaintiff and Defendant in cases involving human resources, employment law compliance, management practices, employee termination, and recruitment. Ms. Adams is experienced with sexual harassment and discrimination cases, FMLA, employment laws, leave laws, policies and procedures, and the American With Disabilities Act (ADA).

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Human Resources
    • FMLA / Leave Laws
    • ADA
    • Employer Responsibility
    • Employment Discrimination
    • Employment Investigations
  • Employment Termination
  • Background Investigations
  • Due Diligence
  • Employee Relations
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
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    Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, DFE, NSPE, NAFE
    President and Chief Engineering Officer
    3397 Cherrybrook Drive
    Jamestown NC 27282
    USA
    phone: 336-841-6354 (Office) 336-803-1639 (Cell)
    fax: 336-841-6375
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    Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, NSPE, NAFE, is a Licensed Professional Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Forensic Engineer, Machine Design Engineer, Manufacturing and Process Engineer, and OSHA Safety Engineer. He is licensed in 12 states and the District of Columbia currently: NC, SC, VA, WV, GA, FL, TN, NJ, MI, MD, LA, MS, and Washington DC. Mr. Kilpatrick currently serves as an instructor for Northwestern University through their Center For Public Safety and is a firm believer in continuing education.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Kilpatrick has over 20 years of industrial work experience in Industrial Manufacturing Operations, Work Safety, Manufacturing and Process Engineering and Operations, Warehousing, and Material Handling. His expertise is available to law firms and insurance companies on civil plaintiff, civil defendant, and insurance claimant cases. Mr. Kilpatrick also works for criminal defense firms and public defenders in criminal case. Qualified in state and federal court, he has given sworn expert testimony under oath during both deposition and trial.

    Forensic Engineering Services (partial list):
    • Workman’s Compensation
    • OSHA Industrial Safety Regulation 29CFR1910, 1926, 1928
    • ANSI, ASME, ISO, UL, ASTM Standards and Codes
    • Machine Guard Engineering and Machine Guard Safety Requirements
    • Personal Protective Equipment Requirements
    • Lockout / Tagout Safety Requirements
    • Kinetic Energy and Hydraulic Punch and Forming Press Accidents Reconstruction
    • Scaffold, Ladder and Work Platform Accident Reconstruction
    • Forklift Accident Reconstruction
    • Material Handling and Warehouse Storage Rack Accidents Reconstruction
    • Loading Dock Accidents Reconstruction
    • Manlift and Vehicle Mounted Work Platform Accident Reconstruction
    • Crane Accident Reconstruction
    • Machine Hydraulic System Design and Accident Reconstruction
    • Machine / Component Product Defect and Failure Analyses
    • Model Building
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    Eric M. Orenstein, MD
    2600 Ferry Street
    Lafayette IN 47904
    USA
    phone: (765) 838-7480 / cell: (616) 644-6348
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    Eric M. Orenstein, MD, is a board-certified fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery. In practice for 30 years, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, teaching residents and medical students.

    Dr. Orenstein has been an active member of Indiana University Hospital's Surgery Standards Committee for several years. He is ABIME certified for Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs). Dr. Orenstein has been on several state review panels for potential medical malpractice claims and has performed over 100 file reviews including disability reviews and utilization reviews.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Hip & Knee Replacements
    • Forensic Orthopedics
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Impairment Evaluations
  • Medical / Legal Evaluations
  • Causation
  • Utilization Review
  • Peer Review
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    Jerald L. Cook, MD, MS, CIME
    10425 Tierrasanta Blvd
    Suite 108
    San Diego CA 92124
    USA
    phone: 6197191277
    fax: 858-251-3041
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    Jerald Cook Occupational Medicine Expert PhotoJerald L. Cook, MD, MS, CIME, is Board certified in Occupational Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

    With additional experience in Environmental Medicine and Toxicology, Dr. Cook has broad background experience, serving such industries as nuclear power, firefighters, healthcare workers, police officers, veterinarians, public service, transportation, military and veterans, warehousing and retail, environmental engineering, business services, and federal government.

    Dr. Cook is currently the Medical Director at a worksite health clinic providing primary and preventive care to warehouse workers. He also serves as a military commander advisor and provides direct acute care, primary care, wellness screening and health counseling to active duty Marines and Sailors.

    Previously, Dr. Cook held the title of Occupational Health Department Head at the Twentynine Palms Naval Hospital where he was the sole provider offering occupational health services to 660 hospital staff and over 5,000 civilians and service members. He provided OSHA compliant medical surveillance examinations, FMCSA certification examinations, and managed federal workers’ compensation injuries and illnesses.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Cook provides expert witness services for cases involving Occupational Medicine, Preventive Medicine / Occupational Environmental Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health. He has reviewed 10,000 medical records for medical necessity and standard of care. Dr. Cook's services include medical record review, causation analysis, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. He is also a Registered Nurse, and has testified as an expert on the training and expectations of nursing care. He is also an expert in conditioning and physical fitness, as an IRONMAN Certified Coach and endurance athlete himself for over 30 years.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Neuromuscular / Musculoskeletal Injuries
    • Workplace Drug Testing
    • Psychiatry
    • Environmental / Work Stress
    • Service Animals
    • Exercise Science
    • Ionizing Radiation
    • Environmental Exposures
    • Long Term Disability
  • Peer Review
  • DOT / FMCSA
  • Travel Medicine
  • Mold
  • Organic Solvents
  • Metals
  • Heat Injuries
  • Impairment Ratings
  • Fitness for Duty Determinations
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    Fibromyalgia is considered a functional disorder with unknown etiology and unclear pathophysiology. It's not well understood because there is little objective information to support the physical and psychological impairment that affected individuals report. This often becomes a challenge for individuals that feel disabled by the disorder and try to prove that the disorder prevents productive and meaningful work, so they qualify for disability benefits. Fibromyalgia is characterized by complaints of widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and poor sleep, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms, headaches including migraines, and a variety of other symptoms. With or without psychosomatic symptoms, depression and anxiety are common in fibromyalgia (Ghiggia, et al. 2017) and should always be assessed when evaluating the presence of and effects of fibromyalgia. Individuals with fibromyalgia experience a heightened response to stimuli.

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