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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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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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    Daniel Powers, MD
    6200 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1006
    Los Angeles CA 90048
    USA
    phone: 800-222-6768 or 800-247-8624
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    Daniel Powers Diagnostic Imaging Expert PhotoDaniel Powers, MD, is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Powers is licensed to practice medicine actively in 49 states plus the District of Columbia. He has built an extensive practice providing diagnostic imaging services and second opinions nationwide.

    As a specialist in Diagnostic Radiology, Dr. Powers has taken additional training and testing in the interpretation of imaging studies of individuals exposed to occupational dusts and fibers and has been certified by the Federal Government as a "B-Reader" (Note that an "A-Reader" is a lesser degree of certification than a "B-Reader").

    Dr. Powers was certified in 1984 and has recertified every four years since, in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. He has extensive experience including rendering diagnoses in tens of thousands of chest x-rays, supine and prone spiral CT, and supine and prone HRCT scans. His CT / HRCT experience dates back to the beginning of when CT was first used routinely for occupational dust and fiber exposure in the 1980s.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Powers has expertise in the diagnosis of image findings in Occupational Lung Disease. His services have been requested to determine whether a respiratory problem caused by occupational dust and fiber exposure, such as asbestosis, silicosis, or coal workers’ pneumoconiosis / black lung disease has markers for such, seen on imaging studies. Dr. Powers has testified in deposition and at trial regarding individuals and grouped clients.

    Consulting Services - Dr. Powers also offers imaging services to individuals, occupational clinics, corporations, unions, government agencies, insurance agencies, and hospitals to determine if there are markers of occupational dust or fiber exposure on imaging studies.
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    Donna S. Jones, RN
    1864 Gordon Manor NE
    Atlanta GA 30307
    USA
    phone: 404-290-2733
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    DSJ & Associates provides an array of expert, medical legal nurse consulting services that include: nursing negligence and malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death, as well as Medical Care Review and Nursing Care Review for merit and Medical Record Review for adherence for Hospital Standard of Care, and Nursing Standard of Care for plaintiff, defense and insurance companies.

    Donna has over 40 years experience in Critical Care, Respiratory ICU, Cardiac Care, Progressive Care, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Emergency Department and remains clinically active in Critical Care. She maintains current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Principles and Practices in Pain Management, NIH Stroke Scale and Patient Restraints.

    For more information on DSJ's and Donna's background and experience go to: http://www.linkedin.com/in/donnajonesrn

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    6340 N. Campbell Avenue - Suite 200
    Tucson AZ 85718
    USA
    phone: 888-790-1399
    fax: 888-315-5705
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    ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS works with attorneys to provide 100% Board-Certified physicians and surgeons practicing at the professorial level at the nation's leading universities. From Stanford to Yale, and from every medical and surgical specialty, ELITE secures fulltime practicing high-level experts from the nation’s most respected medical institutions. Each specialist is truly unique – a Board Certified professor with a dedicated clinical practice, extensive publications, and top-tier credentials from a major U.S. medical center. When an ELITE expert aligns with your case, you have a powerful voice – ready to testify – on your side.

    ELITE offers:
    • Immediate access to top-tier university physicians and surgeons.
    • Cost-effective case analysis on a flat-fee basis.
    • Panels of expert witnesses for complex cases.
    • Independent Medical Examinations (IME) within a favorable radius of any location
    To minimize expense, ELITE charges a single flat fee for the expert’s initial case review and oral opinion. If the case is non-meritorious, your firm's out-of-pocket expenses are capped. If the case moves forward, then all of our experts utilize standardized terms and fees. ELITE remains available to streamline communications, provide strategic support, and handle the details.  Experts are hand-selected within 14 days and will review records and offer independent opinions shortly thereafter.

    Please visit our web site. You also are welcome to call us.  You'll speak directly with a physician and there is never a charge to discuss your case.

    We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next case.

    Dr. Burton Bentley II, M.D., FAAEM
    President, ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS, LLC.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Anesthesiology
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Cardiology
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Critical Care
    • Dermatology
    • Ears, nose & throat (Otolaryngology)
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Epidemiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • General Surgery
    • Gerontology
    • Gynecologic Oncology
    • Gynecology
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hospital medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Infectious Disease
    • Intensive Care (ICU) Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine
    • Neonatology
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics
    • Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Orthodontics
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Pathology
    • Pediatrics
    • Perinatology
    • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PMR)
    • Podiatry
    • Psychiatry
    • Pulmonology
    • Radiology
    • Rheumatology
    • Sports Medicine
    • Toxicology
    • Urology
    • Vascular Surgery
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    Richard S. Ellin, MD, FACP
    8140 Jett Ferry Rd.
    Atlanta Georgia 30350
    USA
    phone: 770-714-5634
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    Richard S. Ellin, MD, FACP, has been Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since September of 1985. Dr. Ellin has over 30 years of primary care Internal Medicine clinical experience. He is licensed to practice in both Georgia and North Carolina.

    Dr. Ellin earned his MD and residency training from Emory University School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, Medical Association of Georgia, and Medical Association of Atlanta. He has been honored with the distinction of "America’s Top Physicians Award" from 2011-2016.

    Litigation Support - In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Ellin served for 4 years as Chief of Medicine for TSPMG, currently a 500+ member physician group. In that capacity, he has performed dozens of Peer Reviews and Quality Assurance Evaluations. Dr. Ellin's ideal client engagement includes counsel for both plaintiff and defendant, or others seeking a comprehensive, thorough, balanced, state-of-the-art review of patient records, applying current community standards of care for Internal Medicine specialists.

    Areas of Primary Care Internal Medicine Expertise:
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Hypertension
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic Respiratory Diseases, COPD, Asthma
  • Geriatrics
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Other Acute and Chronic Conditions
  • Preoperative Medical Evaluation
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    Louis Flancbaum
    MD
    5 Trinity Court
    Bergenfield NJ 07621
    USA
    phone: 201-663-1010
    fax: 201-357-2675
    ● Extensive experience in general surgery, bariatric surgery, GI surgery, trauma surgery and critical care

    ● Board Certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

    ● Fellow of American College of Surgeons, American College of Critical Care Medicine, and American College of Chest Physicians

    ● Member of 25 professional societies

    ● Held faculty appointments at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Ohio State University College of Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

    ● Published 2 books and over 120 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters

    ● Available for review and expert testimony in medical malpractice cases, insurance reviews and appeals and related matters
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    An excellent and reassuring guide for those considering the surgery. The book clearly outlines the surgical options, explaining each type along with its risks and possible complications, as well as expected outcomes. It also explains what to expect before, during, and after surgery, discussing selection of a surgeon, insurance coverage, the surgery itself, pain control, diet, and (rarely) re-operation. Resources and recipes are appended.
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    Haney Mallemat, MD
    Baltimore MD 21228
    USA
    phone: 917-723-9299
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    Haney A. Mallemat, MD has over 15 years of experience specializing in Emergency Medicine. He is certified by the American Boards of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - Critical Care, and Echocardiography.

    Dr. Mallemat currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He was honored with receiving the Outstanding Teaching Attending Award for the years 2012, 2013, and 2015.

    Dr. Mallemat is also an editor for such publications as Critical Care Medicine, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, African Journal of Emergency Medicine, and the British Medical Journal. He has published over 40 articles and delivered over 160 lectures to emergency medicine associations around the world, including the United States, Canada, Argentina, Vietnam, South Africa, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Mallemat provides expert witness services in cases involving Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound, and Echocardiography. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary. Dr. Mallemat's expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Aspiration
    • Pneumonia
    • Asthma
    • Bronchitis
    • COPD
    • Mediastinial Mass
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pleural Effusions
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sepsis
  • Pregnancy Trauma / Critical Care
  • Pacemakers and Defibrillators
  • Ultrasound Images
  • Life Support
  • Ventilation
  • Resuscitation
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    Rhonda Grallnick, R.N., B.S.N.
    President
    790 Penllyn Pike
    Suite 105
    Blue Bell PA 19422
    USA
    phone: 800-666-7045 or 800-355-1329/610-941-3980
    fax: 215-653-7382

    Medical Advisors Technical Network

    Since 1983, Medical Advisors, Inc. / Technical Network Consulting Service has assisted in the selection of experts in several thousand cases. Working with plaintiff and defense bar, we have provided opinions and testimony which have resulted in competent preparation and in-court support for cases involving scientific, technical, engineering matters as well as medical malpractice, hospital negligence, personal injury, workers’ compensation, product liability and nursing homes. A detailed telephone consultation explores all aspects of your case. This simplifies the job of finding the right expert.
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    Laura Burchell-Henson
    LNC, RN, Respiratory Therapist
    P.O. Box 1229
    Lakeside CA 92040
    USA
    phone: 619-749-5476
    fax: 619-749-5185
    Laura Burchell-Henson is a Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) with over 24 years combined experience in Nursing and Respiratory Therapy. Ms. Burchell-Henson has been retained in more than 600 medical related cases which includes testimony 150 times in either depositions, trial, arbitration, mediation or hearings. Ms. Burchell-Henson's Expertise Includes ICU, ER, nurse supervisor, interventional radiology, trauma, surgery, med-surg, Home Care, Nursing Home, decubitus ulcer prevention, fall prevention, IV therapy,policies & procedures & an active participant during JCAHO & DHS on-site visits. Identifies standards of care, life care plans, time-lined reports, locate experts, identify tampering of medical records, medical records review, identify cauation/damages, client interview & physical assessment.
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    Dr. William W. Hooper, MD
    320 Santa Fe Drive
    Suite 101
    Encinitas CA 92024
    USA
    phone: 760-753-3424
    fax: 760-864-8583
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    Wm. Wayne Hooper, MD, CM, FRCP(C), FACP, FCCP has over 35 years of experience in Pulmonary Medicine as a Board Certified consultant, including 25 years in the Intensive Care Units at Scripps Hospitals (San Diego, CA), Thornton Hospital (La Jolla, CA), and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD).

    Dr. Hooper was trained in pulmonary medicine at two renowned centers including the Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and University Hospital, UCSD in San Diego. Upon graduation he joined UCSD as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and became Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. In 1981 he entered private practice at Scripps Hospitals where he remained on staff as a Chest and Critical Care Medicine consultant until 2005.

    In 2005 Dr. Hooper shifted his focus to outpatient care as a clinical consultant in Pulmonary Diseases. He has maintained his Board Certifications in both Internal and Pulmonary Medicine and continues to provide patient focused attention to outpatients afflicted with diseases and disorders of the chest.

    Additionally, he is a published author in pulmonary hypertension and right heart disease. He has published articles and abstracts for publications including the American Journal of Cardiology and American Heart Journal.

    Dr. Hooper is an articulate expert with decades of experience. He reviews medical information with an open, objective viewpoint and provides clarity of opinion without bias. He has testified in court approximately twenty times, having been retained by plaintiffs and defendants alike. He prides himself in an ability to explain technical details to jurors in layman's terms, creating an educated, focused approach to understanding the issues at hand.

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    2405 Islandview CT
    Henrico VA 23233
    USA
    phone: 804-305-4584
    fax: 804-828-2983
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    Michael Schechter, MD, MPH, is a Pediatric Pulmonologist with extensive practice experience, academic credentials, and a national and international reputation in the care of neonates and children with Lung Disease and Respiratory Disorders.

    Dr. Schechter is a Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and Children's Hospital of Richmond. He is also Director of the VCU Cystic Fibrosis Center and the Children's Hospital of Richmond Community Asthma Program, Immediate Past Chair of the Section of Pediatric Pulmonology of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Associate Editor of the AAP Handbook on Pediatric Pulmonology. Dr. Schechter is a previous Chair of the Pediatric Program Committee of the American Thoracic Society.

    Litigation Support - Having spent the early part of his career as a general pediatrician, Dr. Schechter has insight into standards of care for pediatric generalists. He has been an academic pediatric pulmonologist at several institutions for over 15 years, dealing with children who have rare and common, simple and complex respiratory conditions. He is skilled in bronchoscopy, pulmonary function testing, and in chronic mechanical ventilation.

    Dr. Schechter's expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositors, and trial testimony when needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Chronic Respiratory Failure
    • Pneumonia
    • Empyema
    • Hemoptysis
    • Neuromuscular Disease
    • Respiratory Complications
    • Asthma
    • Airway Obstruction
    • Bronchomalacia
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
  • Hypoxemia
  • Aspiration
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Ciliary Dyskinesia
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Sickle Cell Lung Disease
  • Bronchoscopy
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    9001 Wilshire Blvd Suite 200
    Beverly Hills CA 90211
    USA
    phone: 310-274-3444
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    Steven M. Simons, MD, FACP, FCCP, is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases. Dr. Simons has been awarded the distinction of Fellowship in both of these disciplines, based on his national reputation, quality of care, teaching and publications. He continues to actively teach and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine.

    Dr. Simons has over 25 years of experience as an expert witness, representing both defense and plaintiffs. He is proud of the fact that his meticulous case evaluations often disclose critical information that was not appreciated prior to his review. He is an articulate, highly credible witness and has successfully testified in many high profile cases.

    Dr. Simons is highly experienced at conducting independent medical evaluations. He is an expert in quantitating the degree of impairment resulting from a variety of exposures and injuries; his reports are exemplary. Dr. Simons approaches the patient in a warm, unbiased manner. Perhaps the best evidence of this is the number of claimants who, following such an evaluation, requested that he become their physician despite the fact that his conclusions were not in their favor.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Lung Disease
    • Asthma
    • Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Dyspnea
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cough
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    Dr. Susan A. Rice, PhD, DABT
    Toxicology / Pharmacology Expert
    19816 Buck Ridge Road
    Grass Valley CA 95949
    USA
    phone: 530-346-9612
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    Dr. Susan Rice, PhD has more than three decades of experience in Toxicology and Pharmacology. Specializing in Clinical, Animal and Laboratory Toxicology, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry, Dr. Rice investigates Product Liability and Personal Injury Claims that result in adverse health effects.

    Prior to consulting, Dr. Rice was a faculty member at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia, and concurrently a Research Scientist at the VA Medical Center, also in Palo Alto, CA. During her tenure with these institutions she was Principal Investigator on NIH and VA grants and performed in vitro, animal, and clinical research as well as mentoring medical students, anesthesia residents, postdoctoral fellows, and MDs.

    Dr. Rice works with attorneys and insurance claims adjusters to determine whether claims are reasonable and whether injury claims are likely to have resulted from specific, reported agents or events. She provides expert opinions and testimony in support of litigation and reviews environmental and scientific reports to obtain information and / or verify accuracy. Dr. Rice's Expert Witness services are available to insurance companies and attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Behavioral / Functional Teratology
    • Developmental (Embryo-Fetal Toxicity / Teratogenicity) Toxicology
    • Drug and Chemical Interactions and Metabolism
    • General Toxicology
    • Hepatic Toxicology
    • Neurotoxicology
    • Pulmonary Toxicology
    • Renal Toxicology
    • Reproductive Toxicology
    Curriculum Vitae Available On Request

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