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Expert Witness in Hospice and Palliative Care
1058 7th Street
Santa Monica CA 90403
USA
phone: 661-916-3015
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Douglas Aberg Hospice Palliative Care Expert PhotoDouglas Aberg, RN BSN PHN CHPN, has 23 consecutive years of experience in Hospice and Palliative Care, combining eight years in the field and 15 years in Hospice Management, Administration, Operations, and Consultation.

Mr. Aberg currently has the responsibility of assuring consistent compliance and survey readiness for multiple hospice programs concurrently. He is accountable for the planning, implementation, direction, and overall management of hospice programs within the guidelines of Title 22, Medicare, JCAHO regulations, and applicable laws.

Mr. Aberg is also directly responsible for the creation and implementation of an overall Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program. He has directed and participated in the hiring, orientation, on-going training, retention and supervision of appropriate and qualified staff, assumed and carries out the organizations purposes in a manner consistent with the goals, objectives and established policies.

Consulting Services - Mr. Aberg serves as a Consultant to Hospice and / or Palliative Care organizations who are newly starting and need assistance setting up the program, having financial issues (Pharmacy, DME, Medical Supplies, Overtime,) need support with Quality Assurance programs, need assistance ensuring state and/or federal compliance, help with marketing plans, review policies and procedures, and support in a variety of other areas.

Litigation Support Services - Douglas Aberg is also an Expert Witness in Hospice and Palliative Care. In this role, he reviews cases for law firms, insurance companies, and state and federal agencies that have claims requiring such services. Mr. Aberg is available to assist both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Quality of Life
  • End of Life
  • Medications at End of Life
  • Hospice Nursing
  • Medicare Hospice Benefits
  • Assisted Suicide
  • The Rule of "Double Effect"
  • Terminally Ill Patients
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    John B Everlove, Paramedic
    Emergency Medical Services
    Thousand Oaks CA 91362
    USA
    phone: 844-810-1917 / Cell: 805-551-4115
    fax: 805-379-4352
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    John B. Everlove, Paramedic, BA has over 25 years of experience providing Emergency Medical Services. Currently licensed and practicing in California, Mr. Everlove has the following licenses and credentials:
    • State of California Paramedic License P03889
    • Ventura County Paramedic Certificate of Accreditation
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider
    • Basic Life Support Healthcare Instructor
    • Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider
    • Drug Abuse Recognition Evaluator
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Response Team Member
    • National Association of Emergency Medical Services Association of Education Instructor
    • National Incident Management Systems Provider
    • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor
    Litigation Support - Mr. Everlove provides dependable and professional litigation and support services for both plaintiffs and defendants. As a Supervisor and Clinical Manager for an organization of 150 employees, he conducted numerous investigations related to all aspects of Pre-Hospital Emergency Care from inception, to final review and root cause analysis.

    Mr. Everlove has participated in the research, development and implementation of clinical care equipment, policy and procedure design and implementation, as well as clinical educational services for Paramedics and EMTs.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pre-hospital Standard of Care
    • EMT / Paramedic Standard of Care
    • EMT / Paramedic Misconduct
    • Ambulance Driving & Operations
    • Patient Transportation
    • Patient Care Documentation
  • Electronic Patient Care Records
  • Medical Legal Consent
  • EMT / Paramedic Training & Education
  • CPR / AED
  • Lifting
  • Opiates / Antidotes
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    Georgia J. Persky, RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC
    Legal Nurse Consultant and Healthcare Executive
    Harrison New York USA
    phone: 914-552-2277
    fax: 914-921-6467
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    Georgia Persky Legal Nurse Consultant Expert PhotoGeorgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, is a Columbia University trained nurse researcher with over 40 years of broad Clinical Nursing experience and 25 years of senior leadership in healthcare organizations. She has 20 years of Surgical Nursing and Operating Room experience. Dr. Persky has expertise in the micro issues in adult patient care and the broad management, quality, and regulatory issues in hospitals.

    Background Experience - Dr. Persky served as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. For nine years, she was responsible for Patient Care Services, Risk and Quality Management and Patient Satisfaction for a 750 bed academic hospital. She directed a $200 million budget with 33 patient services units and Care Management, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Admitting Departments with 9 direct reports and 2,000 patient services FTEs.

    Litigation Support - As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Quality Reviewer, Dr. Persky has investigated hundreds of Malpractice and Injury cases as a quality reviewer and can assist in legal case review with chronologies, timelines, and evidence based reports. She has testifying experience with human resource and employee discrimination cases with ability to attest to standards of care in clinical litigation. Dr. Persky's services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defense seeking an expert in nursing and patient care with a strong understanding of how hospitals work.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Nursing Standards of Care
    • Surgical and Perioperative Nursing
    • Quality and Risk Management
    • Fall and Pressure Ulcer Prevention
    • Medical Device Safety
    • HIPPA
  • Hospital Policy and Procedure
  • Medication Safety
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Hospital Administration
  • State, Federal, Joint Commission Regulatory Compliance
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    Acute Care In-Patient Setting
    Paticia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN
    20 Wellesley Avenue
    Natick MA 01760
    USA
    phone: 508-250-4300
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    Dr. Patricia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN, is a highly educated Bedside Registered Nurse with an active practice in a level one trauma center for a leading academic medical center in the northeast. Dr. Bartzak has more than 14 years of bedside experience with multiple nursing certifications including trauma and burn care, as well as cardiac and advanced cardiac life support. In addition to her current role, Dr. Bartzak has practice experience with cardiac, stable ventilator and geriatric-psychiatry patients.

    Dr. Bartzak has a program of research with the veteran population in the area of post-traumatic stress disorder. She is a column editor for a peer-reviewed nursing journal and frequently submits and has been published in MedSurg Matters, the journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Dr. Bartzak is well-versed in research protocols, and remains current on a number of research trials. Dr. Bartzak maintains CITI certification and is a voting member of an Institutional Review Board (IRB).

    Dr. Bartzak was selected as one of 39 registered nurses in the country to rewrite the Scope & Standards of Nursing (ANA, 2015). In addition to this contribution, she was the lead author in the Scope & Standards inaugural article published in American Nurse Today (July, 2015).

    Dr. Bartzak views nursing as a way of life. She teaches nursing at all levels of educational preparation: associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Dr. Bartzak is a fierce advocate for her students, while also ensuring that nursing standards are met.

    Dr. Bartzak has expert witness experience, and is know for her meticulous medical record review, footnoted and referenced information to supplement her own knowledge and experience to bring critical information and insight to a case.

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    1/14/2016 · Nursing
    Electronic documents provided by Attorney Sample were reviewed to develop a nursing expert opinion. The documents reviewed included the Operating Room Report, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit records, Neurology Notes, Medical Progress Reports, Nursing Notes and Care Plans, Respiratory Flowsheets, Laboratory Results, Vital Sign and Infusion Flow Sheets and Written Orders.

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    Roger M. Katz, MD
    11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste 630
    Los Angeles CA 90064
    USA
    phone: 310-393-1550
    Roger M. Katz, MD, is Board certified in Allergy and Immunology and Pediatrics. Dr. Katz has been in the private practice of Allergy & Immunology since 1973. He has been honored as one of the "Best Doctors of America" and elected as one of "Southern California Super Doctors" by his peers.

    Dr. Katz is currently a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is the author of over 100 articles, monographs, and chapters on medicine, mostly related to Allergy, Sinus and Asthma Disorders.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Katz has approximately 20 years experience in defense and plaintiff expert witness evaluations. His services include Medical Legal Reviews, Depositions, and Court Appearances involving:
    • Allergy and Asthma Medical Care
    • Exposures to the Environment - i.e. Sick Building Syndromes
    • Exposures to Cleaning Agents
    • Exposures to Insecticides
    • Mold Intrusion
    • Fire Related Exposures and Effects on Asthma and Allergy
    • Oil Slick and Solvent Exposure
    • Insect Sting & Bite Reactions
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    1401 Burr Oak Rd
    317B
    Hinsdale IL 60521
    USA
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    Igor Altman, DO, MBA, is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine currently employed by the University of Illinois at Chicago as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Family Medicine in the Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair.

    Education / Training - Dr. Altman is a board certified family physician with an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, MO, and Masters Degree in Healthcare Management from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, KS. In 2009, Dr. Altman received his Hyperberic Medicine Certificate from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC. He completed his family medicine residency program at St. Joseph Hospital, Reading, PA and then went on to complete Wound Healing & Tissue Repair Fellowship at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

    Experience - Dr. Altman has been trained as a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist. Since 2011, he has been treating patients in a variety of settings, including outpatient clinics, HBO center, inpatient hospital consulting, subacute and skilled nursing facilities.

    Since 2011, Dr. Altman has been employed by the University of Illinois at Chicago as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery and Clinical Family Medicine in the Department of Surgery, Section of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair. In this role, he treats a wide range of skin-related disorders and trains students, residents, and fellows. His professional activities include participation at local and national conferences, where he lectures on topics related to skin issues due to pressure, lymphedema, chronic venous insufficiency, diabetes, arterial insufficiency, and many others.

    Litigation Support - Through his education, training, review of the medical literature, and the scope of practice, Dr. Altman is familiar with and well versed in the management of patients as it pertains to the practice of wound care. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Dr. Altman's expert witness services include medical record review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Surgery General
    • Wound Care
    • Arterial Insufficiency
    • Calciphylaxis
    • Lymphedema
  • Pressure Related Injuries
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Soft Tissue Defects Due to Diabetes
  • Vasculopathies
  • Venous Disease
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    Andrew J. Szabo, MD
    Andrew Szabo, MD
    401 East 80-th Street
    New York, NY 10075
    USA
    phone: 212-702-9051
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    Andrew J. Szabo, MD has 50 years of experience in the general specialties of Diabetes and Endocrinology. Dr. Szabo has spent the majority of his practice focusing on Thyroid Diseases and Pregnancy and Diabetes.

    In private practice from 1988-2012, Dr. Szabo was also a full time Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He has 23 peer reviewed papers published in medical and scientific journals including the Canadian Medical Association Journal and the American Journal of Medical Science.

    Dr. Szabo is currently offering medico-legal services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. He has reviewed approximately 50 cases (charts and depositions). Dr. Szabo has given depositions and/or provided expert testimony at approximately 5 trials.

    Specialty Areas:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Thyroid Diseases
    • Endocrinology
    • Metabolism
  • Investigative Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Hormone Levels
  • Pregnancy and Diabetes
  • Specialty Degrees:
    • Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine (Canada), 1965
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada), FRCP(C), 1965
    • Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987
    • Certified by the Amer. Board of Int. Med. Endocrinology & Metabolism, 1989
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    Avrum R. Goldstein, DMD, FRCD(c)
    33A Edgerton Drive
    N. Falmouth MA 02556
    USA
    phone: 508-524-1919
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    Avrum R. Goldstein, DMD, FRCD(c) is Board Certified in Periodontics, both in Canada, as a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists, as well as in the United States, as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontics. Dr. Goldstein has over 40 years of experience in his field.

    Dr. Goldstein has excellent academic credentials, including 15 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine. He has placed thousands of dental implants during his career and is currently licensed in MA, CT and NY.

    Dr. Goldstein has been offering litigation support services to attorneys for over 25 years. He is an excellent writer, an articulate speaker and an experienced teacher. He understands both patients and dentists.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Dental Implants
    • Dental Implant Surgery
    • Dental Surgery
    • Oral Surgery
    • Gum Disease
    • Periodontics
    • Infection in the Mouth
    • Loss of Teeth
    • Failure to Diagnose
  • Problems with Crowns
  • Poor Dental Esthetics
  • Extractions
  • Bone Loss
  • Decay
  • Sinus Perforation
  • Loss of Teeth
  • Loose Teeth
  • Dental Malpractice
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    Richard H. Bailey, MD, CPE, FACP, FAAPL
    1411 Maple Hill Rd.
    Wassau WI 54403
    USA
    phone: 715-301-9277
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    Richard Bailey Healthcare Quality Control Expert PhotoRichard H. Bailey, MD, CPE, FACP, FAAPL, President and Chief Medical Officer of Bailey Healthcare Solutions, LLC, is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a Certified Physician Executive, certified by the Commission of Medical Management.

    As an experienced physician executive and skilled clinician, Dr. Bailey is committed to improving the quality and safety of patient care through leadership, innovation, collaboration, and change management. He has more than 15 years of progression physician leadership positions with a strong reputation and demonstrated success in the areas of medical affairs, practice management, physician engagement and alignment, medical informatics, evidence based practice, hospital medicine, health care quality and safety, and utilization management.

    Dr. Bailey's services help healthcare organizations refine health care delivery systems for the sole purpose of improving patient care. He is committed to the professional role that physicians have in improving health care quality and patient safety through quality assurance, continuous quality improvement, and total quality management. His work includes peer review, quality review, medical necessity and utilization review for hospitals, third party payers, quality improvement organizations, quality review organizations, and for medico-legal purposes.Litigation Support - Licensed in Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Kentucky, Dr. Bailey provides expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. His services and expertise are available for complicated healthcare matters including:
    • Sentinel Event Investigation
    • Peer Review
    • Case Review
    • Utilization Review
    • Medical Necessity Review
    • Second Opinions
    • Provider Behavior Review
    • Patient Safety / Incident Review
  • Medication Errors
  • Credentialing
  • Medical Staff Governance
  • Distressed Physicians
  • Physician Behavior
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospital & Medical Staff Relations
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    John D. Baker, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI
    4790 Irvine Blvd. #105-141
    Irvine CA 92620-1973
    USA
    phone: 877- 924-9009
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    John D. Baker, MD, FACC, FACP, FSCAI, is dual Board Certified in Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Actively practicing, he has over 20 years of experience in Cardiology, Invasive and Interventional Cardiology.. Dr. Baker previously served as Co- Chair of the American College Of Cardiology Cardiovascular Care Team and Section, and he also served as the Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Invasive/Interventional Cardiology for Anaheim Regional Medical Center.

    Dr. Baker provides evidence based opinions regarding the medical facts of each case, for attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. His services include medical record review for causation, angiogram review, depositions, expert testimony, written reports with writing including statements of merit, case summary opinions, and affidavits.

    Dr. Baker also has extensive experience in peer review, in his capacities as prior Chair of Invasive Cardiology, organizing and maintaining high quality accurate peer review for Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, and redesigning the process to meet the Joint Commission's (JCAHO) Standards. He performs guideline and evidence-based reviews and depositions in all areas of Cardiology nationwide.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Coronary Heart Disease
    • Stents
    • PTCA
    • Pacemakers
    • Angioplasty
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Radiation Safety
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Rotablators
  • Laser Atherectomy
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    Barry L. Winton, MD, LLC
    Barry L. Winton, MD, FACS
    Redington Shores FL 33708
    USA
    phone: 863-450-0590
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    Barry L. Winton, MD, FACS is board-certified in general surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery. Practicing since 1996, his areas of expertise include Adult Cardiac Surgery, Non-cardiac Thoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery.

    Dr. Winton is a member of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons . He received his medical degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. in 1989, and completed his general surgery training at Methodist Hospital of Indiana in 1994. He went on to complete a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery in 1996 at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI.

    Dr. Winton is well-versed in a wide range of cardiac surgery procedures, non-cardiac thoracic procedures, including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and vascular surgery.

    Litigation Support - Performing the full spectrum of adult cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgical procedures, Dr. Winton is a very experienced surgeon with excellent outcomes. As a practicing community surgeon, his experience is relevant to the majority of cases litigated. His services are available to plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Coronary Artery Bypass
    • Aortic Valve Replacement
    • Mitral Valve Replacement
    • Lung Cancer
    • VATS-thoracoscopy
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • MAZE Procedure
  • Vascular Bypass
  • Aortic Stents
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    Ronald T. Smolarski
    MA, CLCP, CEA, CRC, LPC, CCM, CVE, CRV, CDEII
    114 Felch St.
    Ann Arbor MI 48103
    USA
    phone: 800-821-8463
    fax: 734-665-2584
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    Ronald Smolarski Vocational Rehabilitation Expert PhotoRonald T. Smolarski has 38 years of experience in the field of Rehabilitation and Economics. For Personal Injury and other related cases, Mr. Smolarski, specializes in Catastrophic & Pediatric Care, is qualified in the courts to provide expert testimony in several areas, including:
    • Life Care Planning (Future Medical)
    • Forensic Economist (Economic Loss / Lost Income / Loss of Earning Capacity / Present & Future Value)
    • Vocational Expert (Vocational Testing of Worker Traits)
    • Functional Capacity Evaluations (Upper & Lower Extremity)
    • Wrongful Death
    • Medical Projections
    Litigation Support - Ronald Smolarski is highly experienced in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and trusts. He has participated in hundreds of trials and depositions as an Expert Witness in District, Circuit, and Federal Court. His services are available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

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    4/28/2015 · Life Expectancy
    THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES HOW Life Care Planners can help trust officers, relationship managers, estate planners and attorneys determine the future monetary requirements, in actual dollars, of a catastrophically disabled, pediatric or geriatric client. This can be done through the creation of a Life Care Plan for that individual's lifetime. Case histories are used to demonstrate how LCPs address the complex needs of such clients. The article concludes with a discussion of the ways in which the discipline of Life Care Planning complements the expertise of the trust officer.

    3/26/2015 · Life Expectancy
    How funds are handled after the settlement of a case reflects the competency and knowledge of attorneys and recognizes their outstanding legal skills. This article focuses on the management of settlement proceeds and the maintenance aspect of the care of a client with a disability when that client's financial health is turned over to a trust attorney, relationship manager, financial planner, trust officer or estate planner.

    2/24/2015 · Damages
    How do you determine what care and how much money a chronically or catastrophically disabled individual will need for the rest of his or her life? Some attorneys representing either the plaintiff or the defendant in such cases are now getting the expert help they need from specially trained rehabilitation consultants called "life care planners".

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    Dr. Robert A. Bailey, DC, DABFP, CICE, DABCC, CIRE
    14920 Hickory Greens Court
    Fort Myers FL 33912
    USA
    phone: 812-890-7121
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    Robert Bailey Chiropractic Expert PhotoRobert A. Bailey, DC, DABFP, CICE, DABCC, CIRE, has been practicing Chiropractic since 1977. A graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Bailey is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME) and holds Diplomate status from the American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP) and the American Board of Chiropractic Consultants (ABCC). He is certified in disability evaluations through the National Association of Disability Evaluating Professionals (NADEP).

    Litigation Support - Dr. Bailey has provided litigation support services for over 12 years. He has been deposed and/or testified approximately 15 times since 2010. Dr. Bailey's services include review of medical records and preparation of thorough, objective, written analysis regarding causation, diagnosis, prognosis, MMI, impairment, appropriateness and duration of care, and audit procedure codes. He assists with question preparation for depositions and interviews and is available for forensic chiropractic testimony when necessary.

    Dr. Bailey offers opinions in matters including:
    • Stroke Secondary to Chiropractic Manipulation
    • Independent Medical / Chiropractic Examination
    • Standard of Care relating to Chiropractic Malpractice
    • Appropriateness of Care relating to Chiropractic Malpractice
    • Impairment Ratings / Coding Audits
    • Fraud / Abuse
    • Functional Capacity Evaluations
    Dr. Bailey has lectured to the Indiana State Chiropractic Associations, the College on Forensic Sciences, and numerous interested groups about clinical documentation, chiropractic coding and billing, risk management, and issues of fraud and abuse. Lastly, Dr. Bailey serves as an academy instructor for the National Insurance Crime Bureau and is a member of the National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators.
    9/29/2015 · Medical
    As part of their educational process, practitioners of manipulative procedures are made aware of the possible association between neck manipulation and cerebrovascular accidents[i] (CVAs) as well as what to do in the event a CVA occurs during treatment.[ii] For any litigation considered regarding a stroke that closely follows spinal manipulation, the starting point for retained counsel is to ask what else could have caused or contributed to the stroke. Screening issues to consider include the following:

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    Benjamin Lerman
    Berkeley CA 94707
    USA
    phone: 510-967-7040
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    Benjamin Lerman, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a practicing Emergency Physician with extensive experience as a medical expert witness. He is well regarded for his efficient and fast review of the records, as well as his ability to communicate effectively when testifying. Dr. Lerman has reviewed and testified in both Plaintiff's and Defense cases on the following matters:
  • Aneurysms
  • Appendicitis
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Heart Attacks (MI)
  • Trauma
  • Stroke

    LICENSES:
    California Medical Board License #G065066.
    Drug Enforcement Agency License #BL0748674.

    CERTIFICATIONS:
    Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
    Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
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    Gerald W. Smetana, MD
    Yamins 102C
    330 Brookline Ave.
    Boston MA 02215
    USA
    phone: 617-667-2115
    fax: 617-667-9105
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    Gerald W. Smetana, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, is a General Internist with over 28 years of experience in an academic primary care practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School where he teaches internal medicine to medical house staff and also extensively to practicing clinicians in continuing medical education settings.

    Practicing in an outpatient setting, Dr. Smetana cares for a panel of patients that is weighted towards those with multiple chronic illnesses and high disease complexity. In addition to all aspects of office based general internal medicine, his areas of interest include Preoperative Medical Evaluation, Hypertension, and Headache.

    Dr. Smetana has been repeatedly selected as a Best Doctor in a national survey and has received a national award for scholarship in medical education. He publishes in the peer reviewed medical literature and medical texts, has edited textbooks, and has helped to develop national guidelines on topics in internal medicine. He has been invited to deliver seminars and presentations on various topics within his area of expertise nationally and internationally, including Canada, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Japan, and Taiwan.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Smetana reviews cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has testified at deposition and trial as an expert more than 30 times. He has reviewed several hundred medical malpractice cases over the past 10 years both for plaintiffs and doctors. Dr. Smetana also consults for risk management insurers. His primary care, record review, and medicolegal consultation services are available throughout the United States.
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