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Jonathan Wiesen, MD
Beachwood OH USA
phone: 551-486-6214
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Jonathan Wiesen, MD received training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine with a special focus on Medical Ethics.

Dr. Wiesen is currently a Pulmonary and Intensive Care Attending Physician at Community Intensivists where his duties include general clinical care and workflow organization and protocol authorship. He also serves as a Medical Technology Analyst at OurCrowd where he is responsible for the Scientific and financial assessment of medical technology start up companies and provides multi-disciplinary interactions for assessments and investments.

Dr. Wiesen has extensive academic experience with over 75 publications, including first authorship on over a dozen full length manuscripts. He has been honored with the Teaching Excellence Award from the Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit academic medical center, which provides clinical and hospital care and leads in research, education, and health information. He also received the Best Abstract Award, Critical Care session, at the ACCP CHEST annual conference in 2014.

Litigation Support - Dr. Wiesen provides expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Hemodynamics
  • Respiratory Physiology
  • End of Life
  • Sepsis / Septic Shock
  • Pneumonia
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Life Support
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Smoking Related Diseases
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Triage
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    Dianne Simmons-Grab, MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP
    Founder, President
    246 Highwood Ave
    Ridgewood NJ 07450
    USA
    phone: 201-670-9156
    fax: 201-670-9507
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    Dianne Simmons-Grab Life Care Planning Expert PhotoDianne Simmons-Grab, MA, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, is Life Care Planning and Vocational Rehabilitation specialist with over 30 years of experience. She is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Manager, and a Certified Life Care Planner.

    Professional Associations and Experience - Ms. Simmons-Grab has taken an active role in the rehabilitation industry on a national level by serving on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) for six years (1997-2004), and on the state level by serving on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Brain Injury Association (2000-2004). She also served on several committees and taskforces including the IARP Annual Conference as chair (2000-2006), TBI Medicaid Waiver Taskforce, New Jersey Brain Injury Association Conference Planning Committee for over 11 years serving as co-chair (2001-2005), the NARPPS ethics committee, the NJ CMSA ethics committee, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for Padula Institute of Vision and Sage Rehab, Inc.

    Litigation Support - Dianne Simmons-Grab is routinely retained by plaintiffs and defendants due to her unbiased opinion and thorough review. Her primary focus is on individuals with Brain Injuries and their secondary injuries including orthopedic, amputations, burns, and mental health issues. Her expertise is called upon for Workers’ Compensation, Catastrophic Injury, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Motor Vehicle Accidents. Ms. Simmons-Grab's services include:

    Life Care Planning:
    • Future Medical Costs & Services - comprehensive assessment, data analysis and research which provides an organized concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs
    • Medical Record Review & Analysis - to determine the level of function in the workplace and the subjects' ultimate employability and recovery
    Vocational Services:
    • Labor Market Analysis - identify potential occupations, geographical feasibility, and pay scale
    • Earning Capacity Evaluation - establish reasonable damages, or refute exaggerated claims
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    12/22/2014 · Medical
    Following a neurological event such as a traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular event, multiple sclerosis, etc., the medical needs of the person are of primary importance initially, for purposes of survival. As medical treatment proceeds and the survival needs of the person are met, the team of rehabilitation professionals will be established in an attempt to improve upon function performance in order to sustain quality of life. The rehabilitation team may be composed of a physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, recreational therapist, vocational specialist, case manager, the psychologist, social worker, and nurse, to name several. It is often during this tim e that additional medical and rehabilitative needs are identified through diagnosis or observation by member s of the rehabilitation team.

    11/20/2014 · Employment
    1. Proper Classification of Past Relevant Work (PRW) A. Define PRW according to Recency and Duration B. Job Titles, including DOT codes, according to the U.S Dep't. of Labor (Source document) C. Skill (SVP) and Exertional Level (Posture and Lift/Carry)

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    Mary Wickens, JD, CFE
    2237 Raby Road
    East Lansing MI 48823
    USA
    phone: 248-770-4906
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    Mary Wickens, JD, CFE has over 35 years experience in the Healthcare Insurance, Managed Care, and Compliance Industry. Her experience includes advising and counseling health care providers, insurers, government contractors, and others in compliance, ethics, fraud and abuse, Medicare, Medicaid and Federal Employees Plan, managed care, and other matters.

    Background Experience - Ms. Wickens is a former compliance officer for a major health insurer and former legal and compliance specialist for a CMS Medicare Program Safeguard Contractor. Also a former operations director for government programs (Medicare Part C, Medi-gap, and FEHBP) for a major HMO, she is experienced with government audits and investigations, commercial audits, as well as self-reporting and internal investigations.

    Ms. Wickens has decades of experience as in house counsel to HMOs and health insurers. She has drafted, developed, negotiated, and implemented numerous healthcare provider-payor contracts, and developed and implemented codes of conduct, ethics programs, compliance programs and numerous corrective action plans.

    Litigation Support - Mary Wickens provides litigation support, including skilled expert services, reports and testimony in federal False Claims Act cases, arbitrations, and provider-payer disputes. She is an experienced testifying expert, responsive to the needs of counsel, with excellent report writing skills. Ms. Wickens' services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medicare
    • False Claims Act (FCA)
    • Health Insurance
    • HMO
    • Medicare Advantage
    • Provider / Payor Disputes
    • Claims Audits and Appeals
    • Federal Employees Health Benefits Plans (FEHBP)
  • Medicare Part D
  • Government Audits
  • DME
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice
  • Managed Care Contracting
  • Anti-Kickback Compliance
  • Self-disclosures
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    4/12/2017 · Healthcare
    Health care fraud and abuse cases are often won or lost on the effective use of expert witnesses. As health care fraud cases have become more complex and technical, the scope and use of expert testimony has proliferated, and the successful use of experts is one of the lawyer's most important jobs. False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law cases all demand various types of experts to assist the trier of fact in understanding the nature of the case, the morass of rules at play, the evidence, and a variety of billing, valuation, contractual, technical, and compliance concepts. Increasingly, expert reports and testimony play a pivotal role in motions for summary judgment, as well as at trial. Experts also are used in "conference room litigation," such as mediations or negotiations between defense counsel and enforcement agencies. This article is the result of interviews with health care fraud litigators and expert witnesses in the field who identified their best practices to produce optimum outcomes for their clients.

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    Dr. Paul Hofmann
    346 Rheem Blvd.
    Suite 101
    Moraga CA 94556
    USA
    phone: 925-247-9700
    fax: 925-247-9702
    Expert Witness: Retained in Washington, D.C., and over 20 states as an expert in hospital administration who could render opinion after assessing medical records, hospital policies and procedures, medical staff bylaws and regulations, JCAHO standards, depositions, etc. Served as Expert Witness for Plaintiff and Defense.

    Consultant: Has assisted hospitals and health systems with accelerating their performance improvement efforts. Speaks, writes and consults on ethical issues in health care.

    Background Highlights:
    • Consultant, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of health system.
    • Executive Director of two academic medical centers: Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics at Stanford.
    • Past chairman of the national advisory board for the University of Chicago’s Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
    • An author of over 175 publications, he has written articles for USA Today, Health Management Quarterly, Trustee, Health Progress, the Journal of Health Administration Education, Frontiers of Health Services Management, Bioethics Forum, Modern Healthcare, the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Stanford Medicine, and Healthcare Executive among others.
    • Co-editor of Management Mistakes in Healthcare: Identification, Correction and Prevention, published by Cambridge University Press in 2005.
    • Co-editor of Managing Ethically: An Executive's Guide, published by Health Administration Press in 2001, and a second edition, Managing Healthcare Ethically: An Executive's Guide was published in 2010.
    • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a past member of its Leadership Advisory Committee, and a consultant on health care management ethics since 1994.
    • Served as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Ethics.
    • Recipient of American Hospital Association's Award of Honor in 2009 and an Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award in 2012.
    • Faculty appointments held at Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Emory, the University of California, and Seton Hall University.
    • Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health, and Doctor of Public Health degrees are from the University of California, Berkeley.
    In 1989, I agreed for the first time to serve as an expert witness in a case brought by the family of a terminally ill pregnant patient who had a cesarean section performed against her will in a prominent university teaching hospital. Since then, whether retained as a plaintiff or defense expert, I have been surprised and disturbed by the number and types of cases in which hospitals and other health care facilities have been sued.

    Progress has been made on improving patient safety and reducing clinical mistakes, but errors happen and, in spite of everything, patients are still harmed.

    The belated but formal acknowledgement of medical errors and their impact has been well documented.1 Curiously, the topic of management or executive mistakes in healthcare is not raised in professional meetings nor, until recently, addressed by an article in health administration journals

    Paul Hofmann (Editor), Frankie Perry (Editor)
    While increasing attention has been directed recently toward recognizing and reducing medical errors, healthcare organizations have yet to benefit from a similar scrutiny of management mistakes.
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    Dr. Harold J. Bursztajn
    96 Larchwood Drive
    Cambridge MA 02138
    USA
    phone: 617-492-8366
    fax: 617-441-3195
    A senior clinical faculty member at Harvard Medical School, Harold J. Bursztajn, M.D., is active in patient care in medical, psychiatric and judicial education nationally. He is qualified in both state and federal courts and is nationally recognized as a distinguished impartial, clinical, ethical and forensic expert to P/D attorneys and institutions. Individual and multispecialty team consultations available.

  • Informed Consent & Malpractice
  • Employment Litigation: ADA, Disability, Sexual Misconduct Discrimination, Worker's Compensation
  • Emotional & Physical Damages: Conscious Pain & Suffering, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Neuropsychiatry & Pain Imaging
  • Standards For Experts
  • Product Liability: Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals, Toxic Tort
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety: Diminished Capacity, Drug Addiction, Competency to Confess, Death Penalty Mitigation, Workplace Safety
  • Family & Custody Issues
  • Testamentary & Contractual Capacity
  • Professional & Organizational Ethics: Patient Care, Managed Care, Privacy
  • Psychoanalysis & Cultural Perspectives
  • 5/29/2003 · Expert Witnessing
    Recent Supreme Court decisions emphasize the need to regulate the admissibility of expert testimony by means of standards that require opinions going beyond ipse dixit; that is, that are based on more than the fact that the expert "said it him/herself

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    Charlesworth Associates, LLC
    Ernest N. Charlesworth, MD
    PO Box 659
    Bronte TX 76933
    USA
    phone: 325-473-3500
    fax: 325-473-3540
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    Ernest N. Charlesworth, MD, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Allergy & Immunology, and the American Board of Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. He has over 40 years of experience in his field of expertise.

    Dr. Charlesworth is one of only a few United States physicians who is board certified in both Allergy / Immunology and Dermatology. Well-versed in his area of expertise, he has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, several textbook chapters, and two textbooks. He has been honored by the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology for both Distinguished Service and as a Distinguished Fellow.

    Dr. Charlesworth offers litigation support, except independent medical examinations, to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. He has been deposed and/or testified approximately 15 times since 2010. His services include issues of causation and standard of care. Dr. Charlesworth has completed the National Catholic Certification Program in Health Care Ethics. He retired from active medical practice in May of 2014 but continues to be active in academic medicine.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Respiratory Diseases
    • Asthma
    • Immunologic and Allergic Disorders
    • Dermatologic Diseases
    • Allergic Skin Diseases
  • Allergic Drug Reactions
  • Skin Cancers
  • Health Effects from Toxic Mold
  • Mycological Diseases
  • Allergic Pulmonary Disease
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    Carol Janse, MPH, BSN, RN, CLNC, CNLCP
    Janse LLC - CEO
    324 S. Diamond Bar Blvd #644
    Diamond Bar CA 91765
    USA
    phone: 909-590-3909 or 818-468-9914 (cell)
    fax: 909-591-2712
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    Carol Janse, MPH, BSN, PHN, RN, CEO of Janse Consulting, is a Nurse Life Care Planner and Legal Nurse Consultant serving clients in California and throughout the Country. Ms. Janse has 25 years of clinical and administrative hospital experience. She is masters prepared with an MPH, specializing in Health Education and Program Planning. Ms. Janse has a strong foundation in research which supports her judgment and ability to serve the needs of her clients. Her goal is to provide every client with a thorough and diligent case review or detailed cost analysis supported by evidence based medicine and data research.

    As a legal nurse consultant, Ms. Janse assists attorneys by reviewing medical records, identifying Breaches in Standards of Care and Tampering of Records. She functions under the Scope of Practice governed by the Board of Registered Nurses and is able to assimilate voluminous medical records, research issues and synthesize information into a concise report. As a Life Care Planner, Ms. Janse assesses medical costs, needed services, and goods of an injured person over an estimated life span.

    Ms. Janse provides expert testimony supporting plaintiff or defense counsel. She has experience in high profile and complex cases.

    Areas of Expertise are::
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Multiple Traumas
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • CRPS / Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Amputations
    • Personal Injury / Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Developmentally Disabled / Cerebral Palsy
  • Elder Abuse
  • Defense Critiques: Renal Failure, Multiple Traumas,Traumatic Brain Injuries, Motorcycle Accident, Gun shot wounds, crushing injuries and hip fractures.
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