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James P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS
233 College Avenue
Suite 301
Lancaster PA 17602
USA
phone: (717) 394-4637
fax: (717) 842-3634 (efax)
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James Argires Neurosurgical Spine Expert PhotoJames P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS, is a Neurosurgical and Spine Specialist with over 47 years of experience treating brain tumors, aneurysms, metastatic disease, and other brain disorders through accurate diagnosis, precision medical procedures, and effective rehabilitation.

Dr. Argires' expertise is in diagnosing brain and spine injury through comprehensive neurological exams that include advanced diagnostic imaging such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT), and Arteriogram.

Background - Dr. Argires is a Graduate of the University of Alabama Medical School. He is a Member of the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Past President of the PA State Neurosurgery Society and Mid- Atlantic Neurosurgery Society. Dr. Argires is currently on staff at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

Litigation Support - Dr. Argires provides expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. His services include Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), Medical Reviews, Narrative Reports, objective opinions, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary. His services encompass all phases of the medicolegal process, including evaluating whether the standard of care was met or breached, testifying in court, or assessing damages based on negligence and resulting injury.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Brain Lesions
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Spine Pain
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Blockage
  • Metastatic Disease
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
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    Jeffrey C. Wolkowicz, MD
    3100 Coral Springs Dr.
    Ste 304
    Boca Raton FL 33433
    USA
    phone: 954-821-2241
    fax: 954-341-1009
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    Jeffrey C. Wolkowicz, MD, has over 20 years of experience in the field of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine. In private practice in Coral Springs Florida, he has active hospital privileges at Coral Springs Medical Center, Coral Springs, Northwest Medical Center, Margate, and University Hospital, Tamarac.

    Since 2002, Dr. Wolkowicz has served as the Chairman of Pharmacy and Therapeutics and the Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy / Pulmonary Diagnostic Services at Coral Springs Medical Center. He is also Chairman of the Critical Care Committee and an Infection Control Committee member.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Wolkowicz He has been providing services to the legal industry for over 10 years. He offers support to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include IME's, record reviews, written reports, and expert testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Asthma
    • Asbestos
    • Reactive Airways Disease
    • COPD
    • Pneumonia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Bronchitis
  • Asbestosis
  • Occupational Lung Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sepsis
  • ARDS
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    Alan J. Waldman, MD
    703 N. Main St.
    Ste. B
    Gainesville FL 32601
    USA
    phone: 352-377-3771
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    Alan J. Waldman, MD, has practiced Forensic Neuropsychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry for over 20 years. He specializes in the evaluation of head injuries, dementia, any type of post accident cerebral neuropathy, and any neuropsychiatric / psychiatric disorder.

    The learning and honing of Dr. Waldman's skills progressed through his stint as full time faculty at the University of Florida, his subsequent private practice, the neuropsychiatric consultant to a head injury rehabilitation and residential facility, and the medical directorship of a 217 bed State of Florida forensic psychiatric institution. While at the institution, he did consultations on the head injured patients and those suspected of malingering.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Waldman has evaluated over 400 respondents or potential respondents, for the state and defense in Florida's post incarceration sex offender program. He has testified in approximately 50 hearings and trials (again for both sides) and has been qualified as an expert in the prediction of sex offender recidivism risk. He has a great deal of experience in the detection of Embellishment and Malingering.

    Dr. Waldman has been qualified as an expert witness in circuit, county, and federal courts through out Florida. He was retained by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin for a case involving questions of malingering by a death row inmate whose case was remanded back to the Federal District Court in Austin by the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Waldman has testified in courts in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, New Hampshire, and Texas.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Sexually Violent Predator Evaluations
    • Brain Injury
    • Criminology
    • Competence to Proceed (Stand Trial)
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Forensic Psychology
    • IMEs
    • Malingering
    • Embellishment
    • Neurophysiology
    • Neuropsychiatry
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Impaired Driver
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sanity / Trial Competency
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Sexual Harassment / Discrimination
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Stalking
  • Suicide
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    James T. Sturm, MD
    St. Paul MN 55116
    USA
    phone: 651-216-4859
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    James T. Sturm, MD graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1970 and pursued a career in General and Thoracic Surgery. As a surgeon, he was a member of several multispecialty surgical teams doing surgery on the thoracic and lumbar spine.

    In 1982, Dr. Sturm began practicing Emergency Medicine and further developed his interest in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the neck and back. He currently practices Neck and Back Pain Rehabilitation at Physicians Neck and Back Clinic in Woodbury, MN.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Sturm is a Disability and Impairment Rating evaluating physician and is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He has performed over 2,000 IMEs in his 25 years of experience. Dr. Sturm provides expert witness services to insurance companies and counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, IMEs, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Personal Injury
    • Neck and Back Pain Rehabilitation
  • Disability and Impairment Rating
  • Trauma
  • IMEs
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    Dr. Stephen M. Raffle
    Principal
    35 Wolfe Grade
    Kentfield (San Francisco) CA
    USA
    phone: 415-461-4845
    fax: 415-461-4039
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    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. is double Board-Certified, in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Raffle has over 43 years as a clinical and forensic psychiatrist offering his expert opinion in Federal and State jurisdictions nationwide. In addition to serving as an expert witness, Dr. Raffle consults to attorneys, judges, insurers, and to employers regarding Fitness for Duty and Risk of Violence (Threat) Assessment:

  • 5000+ psychiatric assessments
  • Forensic testimony, 700 depositions and trial testimony
  • Successful clinical practice

    The job of an expert witness is to educate a jury, judge, attorney, trier of fact about the forensic psychiatrist's conclusions and how those opinions were derived, in a manner well-reasoned and skillful, easily understood by every person, not only another Forensic Psychiatrist. In short, an educator. Dr. Raffle’s experience as an educator extends well beyond a forensic venue, yet underpins the key to his ability to explain his opinions.

  • Prof. of Psychiatry, UCSF Medical School, 20 years
  • Hastings College of the Law postgraduate course "Trial and Appellate Advocacy" instructing seasoned attorneys about the direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, with special focus on mental health experts and licensed medical professionals, Psychiatrists (MD), Psychologists, LCSW, MFT, and physicians in other medical specialties, 11 years

    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates' expertise is well-established in forensic assessment in the areas of:

    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Dementia and Competency
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Undue Influence
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Malingering
    • Emotional Distress: Intentional & Unintentional infliction
    • Emotional Distress: Forensic Evaluation to render medical-legal opinion
    • Diagnosis and Need for Treatment
    • Fitness For Duty
    • Risk/Threat Workplace Violence Assessment
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Discrimination (ADA, Title VII, EEOC)
    • Harassment
    • Employment Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Catastrophic Injury
    • Temporary and Permanent Disability
    • Medical Records Review
    • Assist in Preparation for Direct and Cross-examination of Expert Witnesses and Deposition of expert witnesses
  • 35 Wolfe Grade
    Kentfield, CA 94904 (San Francisco Bay Area)
    (415) 461-4845
    Licensed in California.
    12/3/2014 · Psychiatry
    In order for a medical opinion to be admissible as evidence in civil, criminal and administrative cases, the basis of the opinion must fulfill either the Daubert Criteria or the Frye test, depending on the jurisdiction. The judge of the court rules on the admissibility of the expert opinion. The effect of Daubert has been to limit expert testimony to opinions which are based on a scientific foundation. Daubert specifies that adequate scientific support and method and a known error rate must exist. The testimony of a mental health expert rendering an opinion using criteria which does not meet Daubert standards is weakened by the implication that it is not based on "sound science." In some instances, for example, a mental health expert uses an approach where there are no peer-reviewed studies or methods, such as when psychologists compose their own neuropsychological test batteries. In most cases where an attorney is considering a "Daubert challenge," a contemporaneous and up-to-date literature search is indicated. Also, extensive case law presently exists as to specific issues. Being familiar with the Daubert criteria enhances effectiveness in challenging a mental health expert's opinion, whether on voir dire or cross examination. On direct examination, the strengths of an opinion reached under Daubert criteria become a "teaching moment" for the trier of fact, because it will be founded on the science of mental health assessment.

    10/27/2014 · Psychiatry
    Undue influence occurs when the testator's freewill and freedom of choice in the disposition of the assets of his or her estate is replaced by the substituted judgment/wishes of another. This can apply to creating a will, codicil to amend a will, trust or other legal instrument.

    2/11/2014 · Psychiatry
    The medical expert cannot express an opinion about the ultimate question to the trier of fact: how much is the plaintiff's emotional distress (emotional injury) worth in dollars? Yet when the question of these monetary damages is put to a jury, their deliberations are better-served if considered in the context of a Forensic Psychiatrist's knowledgeable findings and testimony.

    5/28/2009 · Human Factors
    All psychiatric reports evaluate something, but not always the same thing. For example, eligibility for benefits, or fitness to do a job. To make sense of the report, the reader must determine what is being evaluated and how it is being done

    5/28/2009 · Psychiatry
    In civil cases where emotional distress is alleged, it often occurs that the plaintiff’s attorney designates the treater as his expert. Usually the argument is that the plaintiff’s own therapist has spent many more hours with the plaintiff than the defense expert and therefore "knows" the plaintiff better. The treater often agrees with this reasoning

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    Songer Evans Legal Nurse Experts
    Joahnna D. Evans Budge RN, CCRN, CLNC
    RN Legal Nurse Consultant, Expert Witness Experience
    Offices in Bluffdale, UT & Kerman, CA
    CA, UT USA
    phone: 559-741-3054
    fax: 18667282119
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    California Office
    15662 Orchard Way
    Kerman, CA 93630
    Utah Office
    1581 W Iron Horse Blvd
    Bluffdale, UT 84065
    Joahnna Evans Budge RN, CCRN, CLNC (formerly Songer) is co-founder and lead Legal Nurse Consultant with Songer Evans Legal Nurse Experts. Ms. Evans Budge has 26 years of Critical Care, Emergency / Trauma, PACU/ Recovery Room, and Cardiac-Cardiovascular Surgery nursing practice at multiple university teaching hospitals, regional medical centers and level-one trauma centers. She is a specialist on CODE BLUE Issues and Procedure.

    Ms. Budge actively practices in the hospital setting in Critical Care, Emergency Nursing, Nursing Supervision, Recovery Room/PACU and trauma neuro critical care. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the health care environment. She has more than 25 years of experience as both an Expert Witness & Medical-Legal Consulting Expert, reviewing medical records for case merit, case development and trial preparation.

    Services Offered:
    • Critical Care / Intensive Care
    • Emergency Nursing
    • Case Screening for Merit: Screen and investigate medical-legal cases for merit; define the applicable standards of care; identify deviations from and adherences to hospital, state and nationally-accepted standards of care
    • Organize, analyze, summarize and interpret relevant medical records
    • Identify and request additional documents and tangible items relevant to the case
    • Research medical literature relevant to the case
    • Develop comprehensive case evaluations and reports for the attorney's study and case development
    • Identify and recommend potential defendants and witnesses
    • Assess alleged damages / injuries: Identify causative or contributing factors to the alleged damages/injuries
    • Review and analyze Expert Witness reports and testimony
    • Consult with health care providers
    • Attend depositions, trials, arbitration and mediation hearingsReview, analyze and summarize testimony, including past testimony
    • Prepare interrogatories, health care-related questions
    • Assist with medical / health care demonstrative evidence preparation
    • Attend IME sessions / IME reports
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    1500 Walnut St.
    Ste. 902
    Philadelphia PA 19102
    USA
    phone: 215-731-1901
    fax: 215-731-9503
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    Richard M. Sobel, MD, DFAPA, has over 30 years of experience practicing Adult Psychiatry and Pain Management / Medicine. His specialty focus is in Pain Medicine, for which he has sub-specialty board certification, Psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology.

    Dr. Sobel is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical School. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Sobel is immediate Past President and continues to serve on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, one of six regional chapters of the American Pain Society. He is a Councilor for the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and Representative of the Pennsylvania Psychiatry Society to the Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices and Pain Management Work Group of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

    In 2014, Dr. Sobel was the recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Education at Jefferson Medical College and, in 2013, was nominated Practitioner of the Year by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Sobel offers expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. With voice training for public speaking, he is able to effectively communicate with judge and jury. Dr. Sobel's services include Independent Medical Exams (IMEs), medical record review, utilization review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Trauma
  • Opioids
  • Addiction
  • Pain Medication
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    CA USA
    phone: 510-657-6366
    fax: 510-657-3849
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    Dr. Richard K. Skala, DC, QME, has been a Doctor of Chiropractic since 1976, providing chiropractic manipulation and spinal manipulation, as well as related physiotherapy. Certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), he has been granted Hospital / Surgery Center privileges for MUA and has performed hundreds of MUA cases. He was one of the first chiropractors in California to train for and provide Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatments (EWST). He has post graduate certification in the performance and interpretation of neuro-electrodiagnostics.

    Consultation and Expert Witness Services for Attorneys regarding
    • Personal Injury
    • Industrial Medical-Legal Cases
    • Standard of Care involving General Chiropractic, Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, and Extracorporeal Shockwave (EWST)
    • Chiropractic Licensure Compliance California
    • Workers Compensation
    One of the foremost experts in Workers’ Compensation in California, he has taught many doctors on the subject and testified at numerous WCAB trials and hearings. He has been declared an expert witness by the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. He has been a Qualified Medical Evaluator since 1992, an Independent Disability Evaluator since 1992, a certified AMA Impairment rater since 2003, a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Forensic Consultants (AFICC) since 2003, and a consultant to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners since 2008.

    Dr. Skala is a noted author in his field of expertise. He has written numerous published newsletter articles on Chiropractic and other topics related to that field.
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    Roanoke VA 24014
    USA
    phone: 336-906-9622
    fax: 540-795-5673
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    Mark A Rowley, MD, CIME has 20 years of experience practicing Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Rowley is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He specializes in Adult Reconstruction / Joint Replacement and Trauma.

    Dr. Rowley is licensed in Virginia and North Carolina. His practice is located in Roanoke/Southwestern, Virginia. Dr. Rowley is on the clinical faculty at Virginia Tech, Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, teaching Orthopaedics, and an Instructor in Anatomy at Roanoke College. He also serves as a Medical Board Reviewer for the state of North Carolina.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Rowley is a subject expert in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions; causation of orthopaedic injuries and conditions; and functional limitations associated with these conditions.. His services are available to insurance companies and attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant and include:
    • Independent Medical Evaluations
    • Disability Ratings and Expert Medical Case Reviews
    • Quality Evaluations and Reports
    Education - Dr. Rowley is trained in the latest technologies for musculoskeletal care. He is an Alumnus of Wake Forest University/Baptist Medical Center, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Medical College of Virginia.
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    21 Tamal Vista Blvd.
    Suite 194
    Corte Madera CA 94925
    USA
    phone: 415-925-3086
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    Dr. Saul Rosenberg is an authority on the assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Trauma-related Disorders. At the University of California, San Francisco Medical School, Dr. Rosenberg has developed psychological tests and structured clinical interviews that are used world-wide for differential diagnosis.

    With decades of experience as a psychometrician and test developer, Dr. Rosenberg is proficient in assessing disability and psychosocial functional impairments and determining the credibility of self-reported subjective symptoms of emotional distress. He is skilled in the evidence-based assessment of exaggeration, defensiveness, symptom validity and malingering. In over 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Rosenberg has evaluated and treated thousands of patients with PTSD.

    Litigation Support – Dr. Rosenberg provides personal injury evaluations, Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), and Qualified Medical Examinations for worker’s compensation. His cases have included PTSD, TBI and Post-Concussive Syndrome, motor vehicle and multi-litigant transportation accidents, disability, workers’ compensation, employment, landlord/tenant, medical malpractice, standards of care, toxic torts, testamentary capacity, undue influence and other cases involving personal injury and psychiatric/psychological claims. He has conducted more than 170 forensic examinations, 80 depositions, and appeared in state and federal court more than 10 times for both plaintiff and defense.

    Dr. Saul Rosenberg is the author of more than 15 peer-reviewed publications including, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, in the Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences. He has made over 20 presentations at national and international meetings on the evidence-based assessment of PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and co-morbid conditions. On two occasions, Dr. Rosenberg has testified about the assessment and treatment of PTSD before the United States House of Representatives, Veterans Affairs Subcommittee.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Concussive Syndrome
    • Assessment of Credibility, Exaggeration, Symptom Validity, Malingering
    • Disability and Workers' Compensation
    • Employment
    • Medical, Psychiatric, and Psychological Malpractice and Standards of Care
    • Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence
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    Robert B. Sklaroff, MD Associates
    Dr. Robert B. Sklaroff, MD
    8001 Roosevelt Boulevard
    Suite 500C
    Philadelphia PA 19152
    USA
    phone: 215-333-4900
    fax: 215-333-2023
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    Robert B. Sklaroff, MD, is medical specialist, Board-Certified in Internal Medicine since 1977 and in Medical Oncology since 1979. Currently a solo practitioner, Dr. Sklaroff has been an Independent Medical Examiner since 2009.

    Dr. Sklaroff has testified on the issue of health care before nine governmental bodies including the National Cancer Advisory Board. He has also provided written testimony to the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means regarding FDA Reform and has delivered over 190 lectures on topics within his area of expertise including smoking cessation. A prolific author, Dr. Sklaroff has written numerous articles on issues involving cancer and smoking.

    Robert B. Sklaroff, MD, is an Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine specialist who has been retained as an Expert over 500 times. Having worked with the legal industry for over 27 years, Dr. Sklaroff has been qualified by a court to give expert testimony more than 60 times and has given more than 1000 depositions.

    Dr. Sklaroff, completed Fellowships at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and at Hahnemann University; he is currently a solo-practitioner, Board-Certified in Internal Medicine since 1977 and in Medical Oncology since 1979. He has been an Independent Medical Examiner since 2009.

    Dr. Sklaroff offers Expert Witness services for both Plaintiff and Defense on issues involving Causation, Damages and Standards of Care.

    Selected Areas of Expertise:
    • Breast Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Leukemia
    • Non-Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Bone Metastases
  • Chemotherapy Administration
  • Pump Infusions
  • Hematology
  • Tobacco - Smoking Cessation
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    2245 Texas Drive
    Suite 300
    Sugar Land TX, MS 77479
    USA
    phone: 979-282-2786
    fax: 979-282-2830
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    Stephen J. Ringel, MD, PA, is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. With over 30 years of practical experience, Dr. Ringel has a special interest in non-surgical management of lower back problems. He also specializes in Bone, Joint, Muscular, Spine, and Peripheral Nerve problems.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Ringel offers expert witness services for cases involving work-related injuries. His services include impairment evaluations, independent medical evaluations (IMEs), medical record review, and peer review for worker's compensation.

    Dr. Ringel performs medical evaluations and impairment ratings for insurance companies and individuals in Amarillo, Bay City, Borger, Dumas, El Campo, Houston, Plainview, and Wharton.

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    Dr. Richard Stieg, MD, MHS
    409 Main St. #216
    Frisco CO 80443
    USA
    phone: 303-886-1836
    fax: 970-455-8233
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    Richard Stieg Neurology Pain ExpertDr. Richard Stieg, MD, MHS is board certified in Neurology, Pain Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. He is a founding member and tenth President of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He has also served the American Pain Society in various board capacities and as co-founder of their journal, Pain Forum.

    Dr. Stieg is a founding member of the board of directors and Editor-in-Chief of the website of the National Pain Foundation and serves the board of directors of the Oakley Foundation and the medical advisory board of the American Pain Foundation. He has served the world of Pain Medicine in many capacities, including Associate Professorships at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and editorial positions on several professional journals, including the Clinical Journal of Pain, Pain Forum, Pain Medicine and Disability. Dr. Stieg is the author of many journal articles and book chapters and continues an active practice in pain and addiction medicine in Denver Colorado.

    Dr. Richard Stieg offers litigation support for claimants and defendants in cases involving chronic pain, related drug addiction, or related disability issues. He has over 40 years of clinical, administrative and academic experience. In the past 25 years, Dr. Stieg has performed over 1,000 IMEs and trained others at such venues as the AADEP and AAP. He has been deposed over 100 times and testified approximately 12 times.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Chronic Pain
    • Drug Addiction
    • Short Term Disability
    • Long Term Disability
    • Opioid Abuse / Overdose
    • Drug Overdose / Abuse
    • Wrongful Death
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome(CRPS)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post Traumatic Headache
  • Malingering
  • Chronic Pain Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
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    2/7/2014 · Pain Management
    A panel of experts in pain medicine and public policy convened to examine root causes and risk factors for opioid-related poisoning deaths and to propose recommendations to reduce death rates.

    1/7/2014 · Pain Management
    There appears to be little question that pain represents a significant American public health problem. A recent Gallup poll reported that an estimated 26 million Americans suffer with severe pain, with half of those reporting daily occurrence. Six in ten Americans with severe or moderate pain have lived with the condition for at least seven months. More than half report poor pain control despite having consulted with physicians. Interestingly, four in five Americans believe that aches and pains are a natural part of getting older, and 64% will see a doctor only when they cannot stand the pain any longer.

    12/6/2013 · Pain Management
    Teaching in the field of pain medicine seems to be dominated by emphasis on pain as a symptom. This is a natural response to the scientism that dominates our medical training, thinking and practice. The topic of pain and spirituality affords us the opportunity to re-focus our attention on the multidimensional aspects of the pain experience, as many have so eloquently done before. (1,2,3) We introduce our topic by posing several questions:

    11/25/2013 · Pain Management
    There is evidence that all types of pain are inadequately managed in the United States and that this was true long before the advent of managed care.37, 39, 42 This situation is likely due to a number of social factors, including the following:

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    Randall N. Smith, MD
    9140 Academy Rd. Suite A.
    Philadelphia PA 19114
    USA
    phone: 215-333-9999, Ext. 6
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    Randall N. Smith, MD, has over 40 years of experience as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Smith practices in General Orthopedics, Non-Surgical Orthopedics, and Pain Management Medicine. He specializes in Joint and Trigger Point Injections and Pain Management Treatment.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Smith provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His cases involve injury issues from Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Motor Vehicle Accidents. Dr. Smith's services include written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pain Management - A branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.
    • Independent Medical Examination - Independent orthopedic evaluations including review of medical records and expert narrative reports.
    • Disability Assessment Evaluations - Evaluations to determine ability to work and/or restrictions from work or daily activity.
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    Ray S. Kim, Ph.D.
    Forensic Psychologist
    2300 Barrington Road, Suite 400
    Hoffman Estates IL 60169
    USA
    phone: 847-309-7475
    fax: 847-984-9292
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    Ray S. Kim, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Forensic Psychologist. Dr. Kim is also a Board Registered Mental Illness / Substance Abuse Provider, Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties, Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute, and Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists.

    Dr. Kim is currently the Director of Chicago Metropolitan Forensic Services at the Illinois Department of Human Services where he supervises a team of clinical psychologists and social workers who evaluate the placement of individuals into forensic facilities. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Training at Chicago Metropolitan Forensic Services where he developed and supervises a forensic practicum program which provides opportunities for specialized clinical training in the area of forensic psychology.

    Litigation Support - Since 2010, Dr. Kim has testified in over 40 cases in both criminal and civil court proceedings. He is sensitive to the nature of legal matters, and provides comprehensive, timely, and professional services.

    Dr. Kim's services are available to attorneys or defendants seeking a qualified evaluator to help support a case, or wishing to obtain a second opinion on a legal matter already in progress. He is skilled in utilizing the field of psychology's most up-to-date assessments to provide recommendations for prosecution or defense teams.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Psychological Evaluations
    • Pre-Sentencing Evaluations
    • Sex Offender Evaluations
    • Violence Risk Assessments
    • Competency to Waive Miranda Rights
    • Diminished Capacity
    • Fitness for Duty Evaluations
    • Substance Abuse Assessments
    • Independent Medical Examinations (personal injury, workers' compensation, disability determination, malpractice)
    • Detection of Malingering
    • Federal Evaluations (competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility)
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    3/11/2015 · Psychology
    Forensic psychological evaluations have become a valuable resource for the criminal justice system by addressing important forensic questions. For instance, assessing risk for violence can help courts make appropriate decisions on issues such as sentencing, granting privileges, and community reintegration. If an individual is assessed to be a high risk for future violence, a judge has grounds to order a more restrictive setting compared to someone who is a lower risk for recidivism. By tailoring court decisions based on accurate psychological evaluations, the community is safer while the defendant's rights are also protected.

    Ray S. Kim, PhD
    When minors violate a criminal statute, they enter the juvenile justice system rather than the adult criminal system. Although differences exist, both court systems recognize the competency to stand trial law. Just like adults, it would be unfair for juveniles to proceed in the legal process if they were deemed incompetent to stand trial because they did not understand the court proceedings against them or could not adequately assist in their defense. The purpose of this book is to educate minors about the juvenile justice system and prepare them for their day in court.
    Ray S. Kim, PhD
    The correctional system has become the largest provider of mental health care in our society. Due to the prevalence of mental disabilities in the criminal justice system, many defendants are found Incompetent to Stand Trial. However, defendants do not usually understand what it means to be incompetent, let alone what to do about it. The purpose of this guidebook is to help defendants better understand why they were found incompetent, what they can do about it, and how to get the best possible outcomes.
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