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8,500 Experts 250 Specialties
6425 Christie Avenue, Suite 260
Emeryville CA 94608
USA
phone: 800-275-8903
fax: 510-486-1255
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Medical Experts for Malpractice & Personal Injury Cases
AMFS is America's premier medical expert witness and consulting company. We are a trusted partner with the legal community and provide a superior method of retaining medical experts. Since 1990, we have provided board-certified medical experts in over 10,000 medical malpractice and personal injury cases with a 92% win-rate compared to the industry average of 28%.
  • 8,500+ Medical Experts in 250+ Specialties
  • Active Practice Physicians with Legal Experience
  • Free Cost Attorney-Physician Consultations
  • Medical Record Review & Testimony
  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME) & Autopsies
  • Essential Affidavits & Reporting
  • Credible Expert Witnesses Resolving Medical Cases
    At AMFS, we carefully screen our experts to ensure that they are in active practice and are not "professional" experts. Our internal policy of blind presentation and review ensures objectivity and enables our experts to provide forensic testimony with the highest credibility. We maintain our high standards through oversight from an advisory board of esteemed medical professionals.
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    Hung K. Cheung, MD, MPH, FACOEM.
    1421 Clarkview Road Suite 100
    Baltimore MD 21209-2188
    USA
    phone: Toll Free 888-361-8882 or 443-322-1228
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    Hung Cheung Respiratory Environmental Medicine Expert PhotoHung Cheung, MD, MPH, FACOEM, President of Cogency Environmental, has more than 20 years of experience and is a nationally-recognized expert in Respiratory Environmental Medicine, Legionella Outbreaks, Environmental and Toxiological Investigations, Risk Communication and Medical Advisory Services.

    A former Maryland State Medical Director, he teaches at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and is faculty to the Occupational and Environmental medicine program at the University Of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine. Dr. Cheung also teaches AIHA (American Industrial Hygienists Association) webinars on the topic of Legionella nationally. Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, he holds a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins and has a medical degree from the University of Maryland.

    Dr. Cheung has extensive experience working on issues of Indoor Environmental Quality on matters related to molds, microbial, chemical, and other contaminant exposures in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants, schools, and various public and residential facilities. His philosophy is a preventive medicine approach, i.e., to design, educate and prevent occurrence or reoccurrence of exposures, injuries and illnesses by determining the root cause(s) of environmental diseases, injuries or accidents and developing a plan of action for resolving the problem.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Cheung provides litigation support services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense. His services include clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing, environmental testing, site inspections, sampling, research development and hypothesis testing, modeling, risk communication and town hall meetings, and expert testimony when necessary.

    Environmental and Occupational Health Areas of Expertise:
    • Asbestos, Lead, Benzene
    • Various Chemical Agents / VOCs / Solvents
    • Mercury / Heavy Metals
    • Metal Washing Fluids
    • Smoke Inhalation Injuries/ Air Pollution
    • Mold / Microbial Contamination
    • Indoor Air Quality / Sick Building Syndrome / Chinese Drywall Investigations
    • Innate Immunity / Infectious Agents
    • Legionella / Outbreak Investigations
    • Cancer Cluster Analysis
    • Epidemiology / Research Methods
    • Physical or Mental Impairments
    • OSHA Regulatory Compliance
    • Crisis Response
    Dr. Cheung on New York Legionnaire's Disease ABC2 News


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    Matthew Lee
    MD, RPh, MS
    5700 Old Richmond Ave.
    Suite A-5
    Richmond VA 23226
    USA
    phone: 804-358-1492
    fax: 804-358-1491
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    Dr. Matthew Lee is a Physician, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist and Toxicologist who also practices as an Expert Witness and Legal Strategy Consultant.

    Specific Benefits Include:
  • Increased quality and integrity of written expert reports, based on an expanded knowledge base
  • Time savings by only having to coordinate and discuss a case with one expert as opposed to two or more
  • Since there is so much overlap between fields in the medical profession it is often hard to determine where one scope ends and another begins. This ambiguity is dramatically decreased , and scope increased by combining physician, pharmacist, and pharmacologist into one
  • Communication skills of a pharmacist and experience dealing directly with the lay-public, in addition to the knowledge and background of a physician is extremely beneficial describing technical details to a jury
  • Practicing in different realms within the healthcare field has allowed Dr. Lee to integrate the multiple facets giving him a unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has
  • Case Experience Includes:
  • Criminal and Civil Cases
  • Anaphylactic Reactions
  • Overdosel
  • Wrongful Death
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Fentanyl Overdose
  • Dilaudid Overdose
  • Pharmacist Mis-Fills
  • Pharmacist Dispensing Errors
  • Pharmacy Standard of Care
  • Medication Adverse Effects
  • Falls Related to Medications (in and out of hospital)
  • Toxicology/Toxic Reactions
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Positive Drug Screens in the Workplace
  • Workplace Safety
  • Fit for Duty Testing
  • Dilaudid is a commonly used opioid narcotic analgesic in hospitals due to its potency and effectiveness in the management of acute pain. On occasion, patients may be administered too much Dilaudid resulting in an overdose.

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    Ernest Chiodo
    M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.S., C.I.H.
    221 North LaSalle,Suite 1748
    Chicago IL 60601
    USA
    phone: 312-351-0717
    Ernest P. Chiodo, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.S., C.I.H. is a physician, attorney, Certified Industrial Hygienist (C.I.H), and biomedical engineer. Dr. Chiodo is board certified in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. Dr. Chiodo served as the Medical Director of the City of Detroit and was the chief physician in charge of measures designed to protect the public health of over one million persons. He has also been the lead expert witness in a number of high profile cases including serving as the lead expert witness in a mass toxic tort case for Gerry Spence.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Mold
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Electrocution
  • Building Related Disease
  • Biomechanics
  • Bed Bugs
  • Genetic evidence in the form of DNA profiles has proven to be a powerful tool in the advance of justice by proving the innocence of accused persons.

    Low speed motor vehicle collisions are a common occurrence. The use of cellular phones, text messaging, and e-mailing while driving has only increased the frequency of low speed motor vehicle collisions. A motor vehicle collision where there is only minor damage to the vehicles may result in personal injury claims for substantial sums.

    10/11/2012 · Toxicogenomics
    In toxic tort litigation, a person is often claiming to have developed cancer or some other serious disease due to having been exposed to a particular substance. Determining if the exposure to the substance was the cause of the disease is often a central focus of the litigation.

    9/26/2012 · Medical
    It is a common error that an attorney retains the wrong type of expert to testify in a lawsuit. This error is particularly common when the expert is a medical specialist. It is widely believed that a medical doctor who specializes in a particular organ system is qualified to formulate opinions and testify as to all issues concerning that organ system.

    Ernest Chiodo, MD, JD, MPH, CIH
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    Dr. Martin E. Gordon
    M.D.
    One McKnight Place, Suite G 51
    St. Louis MO 63124-2014
    USA
    phone: 203-507-5551
    fax: 314-991-6656
    Martin E. Gordon, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, had been a Consulting Gastroenterologist to the Department of Yale University Health Services and many Conn.-based hospitals while in Private Practice during which time he received the American College of Physician’s Laureate Award for patient care.

    Dr. Gordon created and instigated the annual International Digestive Disease Week "Learning Center". Its ongoing format now attracts approximately 14,000 specialists/visitors annually.

    His publications have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, and the Am. Journal of Gastroenterology to name a few.

    Dr. Gordon offers Expert Witness and Consulting Services for Plaintiff and Defense.
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    Maria Nellie Betancourt
    President
    770 Magnolia Ave. Suite 2K
    PO Box 939 Corona CA 92878
    Corona CA 92879
    USA
    phone: 951-898-6600
    fax: 951-898-7647
    Dr. Nellie Betancourt is the President of OccMed, Inc. which has provided Occupational Medical Services to Workers' Compensation Insurers, Third Party Administrators and Private Corporations since 1995. Dr. Betancourt has more than 10 years in the field of Workers' Compensation. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible in Medical Toxicology.

    Dr. Betancourt is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin where she recently completed a Masters Degree in Occupational Medicine. She has directed several Occupational Medicine programs in the State of California. At present, she is the Medical Director of OccMed-La Puente Occupational Health program.

    Services Provided:
  • Medical Record Review and / or client evaluation for determination of causation, liability or other medical legal determinations in Occupational Toxicology, Occupational Medicine or Internal Medicine
  • Formulation of custom Policy and Procedures manuals
  • Best Practices in Occupational Medicine
  • New Occupational Medicine Clinic feasibility study
  • Occupational Medicine Provider training and "How To" manuals
  • Outcome Analysis: clinical and administrative
  • Custom Questionnaires: Job-specific preplacement instruments
  • Risk Assessment in Occupational Toxicology
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    Occupational and Environmental Medicine Consulting
    Dr. Theron Blickenstaff, MPH, FACOEM
    709 Clandon Drive
    Kingsport TN 37660
    USA
    phone: 423-378-3267
    Theron Blickenstaff, MD, MPH, FACOEM offers litigation support for both defense and plaintiff in the following areas:
  • Medical Record Reviews
  • Disability Consultation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Product Liability Cases Involving Chemical Exposures
  • Epidemiology (Cancer Causation)
  • Hazard Communication (Material Safety Data Sheets and Labels)
  • Indoor Air Quality (Sick Building Syndrome)

    Dr. Blickenstaff's services include case review, affidavits, depositions and courtroom testimony.

    A fee schedule is available on request.
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    Jeffrey G. Nicholson
    PA-C, Ph.D., M.Ed., MPAS
    7033 Wellauer Drive
    Milwaukee WI 53213-3734
    USA
    phone: 414-517-6915 (cell)
    The Physician Assistant Experts Network™ is a referral resource for attorneys seeking expert medical opinions on the standard of care provided by physician assistants and advanced nurse practitioners. The PA Experts Network™ was founded by Jeffrey G. Nicholson, PA-C, Ph.D., M.Ed., MPAS, an experienced medical-legal consultant and a leader in the physician assistant profession. He will either help you personally or facilitate a physician assistant expert from his network of board certified Physician Assistant Experts in all medical specialties. See his article on this website.

    Practicing 22 years, a PA Educator, Assistant Professor, and Director of the University of Wisconsin Physician Assistant Program.

    Services Include:
  • Medical Records Review, Deposition, Testimony, Referrals

    Education and Certifications:
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, 2008
  • Master of Education, M.Ed., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1989
  • Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska

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  • Trends in malpractice awards and adverse actions (e.g., revocation of provider license) following an act or omission constituting medical error or negligence were examined. The National Practitioner Data Bank was used to compare rates of malpractice reports and adverse actions for physicians, physician assistants (PAs), and nurse practitioners (NPs). During 2005 through 2014, there ranged from 11.2 to 19.0 malpractice payment reports per 1,000 physicians, 1.4 to 2.4 per 1,000 PAs, and 1.1 to 1.4 per 1,000 NPs. Physician median payments ranged from 1.3 to 2.3 times higher than PAs or NPs. Diagnosis-related malpractice allegations varied by provider type, with physicians having significantly fewer reports (31.9%) than PAs (52.8%) or NPs (40.6%) over the observation period. Trends in malpractice payment reports may reflect policy enactments to decrease liability.

    We assessed whether physician assistant (PA) and nurse practitioner (NP) utilization increases liability.

    Based on the first seventeen years of data from the National Practitioner Data Bank, nationwide Physician Assistant malpractice demonstrates lower malpractice incidence and average payment amounts over a 17 Year Period Compared to MDs and Advance Practice Nurses

    The physician assistant ("PA") expert witness is a board certified and state licensed health care professional who by experience or training is qualified to give an opinion on the standard of care provided by fellow physician assistants. Although formal training is not required, some PA expert witnesses have completed seminars conducted by and for legal nurse consultants.

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    Dr. Alan Steinman,MPH
    Consultant in Environmental Medicine
    4720 Cooper Point Rd NW
    Olympia WA 98502
    USA
    phone: 253-229-4088
    fax: 360-866-0715
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    Dr. Alan Steinman is an expert in Maritime Medicine with particular emphasis on Sea-Survival, Drowning and Hypothermia. He has served as Surgeon General and Director of Health and Safety for the U.S. Coast Guard, as medical advisor to the Coast Guard's Chief of Operations, and as rescue physician on numerous Coast Guard search and rescue missions. He has an international reputation in hypothermia and cold-water survival.

    Dr. Steinman is widely published in the field of environmental medicine, including a chapter on immersion hypothermia in a leading textbook of emergency medicine. His research into human cold-water immersion and hypothermia merited the prestigious Arnold D. Tuttle Award from the Aerospace Medicine Association. The results from his human hypothermia studies contributed to the basis of current U.S. Coast Guard cold-water survival time charts.

    Dr. Steinman is Board Certified in Occupational Medicine; he is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. His Doctor of Medicine degree is from the Stanford School of Medicine; his post-graduate medical training was at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and the University of Washington School of Medicine.

    Dr. Steinman has experience in both federal and state courts serving as an expert witness in numerous cases involving sea-survival, drowning, and hypothermia.
    7/4/2002 · Aquatics Safety
    Immersion in cold water is a hazard for anyone who participates in recreational, commercial or military activities in the oceans, lakes, and streams of all but the tropical regions of the world. Recreational aquatic activities include swimming, fishing, sailing, power-boating, ocean kayaking, white-water rafting, canoeing, ocean-surfing, wind-surfing, water-skiing, diving, hunting and the use of personal water craft

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    Dr. Stephen M. Raffle
    Principal
    35 Wolfe Grade
    Kentfield, CA 94904
    Also
    Oakland CA 94612
    USA
    phone: 415-461-4845
    fax: 415-461-4039
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    NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    North of San Francisco
    35 Wolfe Grade
    Kentfield, CA 94904
    (415) 461-4845
    Oakland
    300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza,Suite 700
    Oakland, CA 94612
    (510) 465-3300

    NATIONWIDE / INTERNATIONAL, has over 43 years of experience offering his expert opinion in Federal and State jurisdictions nationwide. Dr. Raffle has consulted for attorneys, insurers, employers and judges. His track record and experience is impressive: over 5000 psychiatric evaluations, 700+ depositions, 150+ trials, a successful clinical practice, teaching career at U.C. Medical School, and Hastings College of the Law postgraduate course "Trial and Appellate Advocacy" for 11 years instructing attorneys about the direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses.

    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. and Associates' expertise includes, but is not limited to the following:
    • Chronic Pain
    • Psychosomatic Medicine
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Psychogenic Pain
    • Traumatic Brain injury and other Dementias
    • False Memory Syndrome
    • Malingering
    • Emotional Distress: Intentional & Unintentional infliction
    • Emotional Distress: Evaluation of
    • Fitness For Duty
    • Risk/Threat Workplace Violence Assessment
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Discrimination (ADA, Title VII, EEOC)
    • Harassment (sexual, etc.)
  • Employment Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Substance Abuse
  • Testamentary Capacity
  • Undue Influence (including Cults)
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Temporary and Permanent Disability
  • Need for Treatment
  • Sexual Molestation
  • Medical Records Review
  • Assist in Preparation for Direct and Cross-examination of Expert Witnesses and Deposition of expert witnesses
  • 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