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Dr. Andrew Mark Rodgers
Chiropractic Physician
530 Main Street, Suite 2
Fort Lee NJ 07024
phone: 877-592-1192 or Cell: 201-394-6662
fax: 201-592-6401
Dr. Andrew Mark Rodgers, BS, MS, DC, is a National Certifed Chiropractic Expert Witness with over 38 years of experience. He has worked on over 60 malpractice cases on the proper standard of care and has recently testified in 4 cases in the last 10 years. Dr. Rodgers is available for complimentary verbal evaluations, offers expedient affidavits and cost effective testimonies and depositions for chiropractic deviation from standard of care cases nationwide. He represents both Defendant and Plaintiff.

Areas of Expertise
  • Malpractice cases – proving standard of care and deviations
  • Administrative law, state laws and honest medical protocols and billing procedures
  • Plaintiff/defendant expert witness testimony in trauma cases, motor vehicle cases, workers comp cases and / or slip and fall injuries
  • Insurance fraud
  • Continues very active clinical practice
  • 6/14/2012 · Medical
    There is a standard of care to be followed that dictates the caution that must be exercised when administering medical spinal manipulation. The medical spinal manipulation can be chiropractic, osteopathic or rendered by other medical or non-medical persons all potentially ending in disastrous results.

    4/12/2012 · Medical
    Chiropractors are not the only physicians performing cervical spinal manipulative treatment. Actually, non-professionals, layman, and sports travelers are performing spinal manipulative treatment (SMT). Some people do it to themselves.

    11/12/2011 · Medical
    Stretch your Hamstrings - Lay on your back, thirty times a day in three sets of ten repetitions. Start before getting out of bed, leg straight, circles with your foot.

    12/17/2010 · Medical
    If you’re going to correct subluxations by manual manipulation you should check the integrity of the structures involved and any other co-morbidities, medications, surgeries, etc.

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    Dr. Steven R. Graboff
    17742 Beach Blvd, Suite 355
    Huntington Beach CA 92647
    phone: 714-843-0019
    fax: 714-841-1280
    Steven R. Graboff, M.D. is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners and a Certified Forensic Physician. He has had an active Orthopaedic Surgery practice in Huntington Beach, California, since 1985, and he brings considerable expertise and experience to the forensic medical legal community.

    With over 20 years of litigation support experience, Dr. Graboff has qualified and testified as an orthopedic expert witness over 400 times for both the plaintiff and defense in cases throughout the United States.

    Dr. Graboff received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine in 1980. He did a general surgery internship at the University of California Irvine Medical Center and affiliated hospitals from 1980 - 1981, and he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training in 1985 from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and affiliated hospitals, Los Angeles, California.

    Dr. Graboff was first certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1987. He has been re-certified by the Board in January 1998 and most recently re-certified effective January 2008. He is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and is appointed by the State of California as a Qualified Medical Examiner.

    Dr. Graboff is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners, the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Orange County Medical Association, the California Orthopaedic Association, the Association of University Professors, the California Faculty Association, and the California Teachers Association. He has volunteered his services as the team physician for the Garden Grove School District for 10 years and participated in the CIF Southern Section Athletic Safety Commission.

    Dr. Graboff has been teaching Orthopedics, differential diagnosis, and musculoskeletal radiology in the Department of Physical Therapy, California State University, Long Beach, College of Health and Human Services, for over 10 years. He is a guest lecturer at the University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine and an Instructor in the Clinical Foundations teaching program. He is a medical specialist and advisor for the City of Huntington Beach Emergency Operations Center, and he volunteers his services with the Medical Reserve Corps, Orange County, California.

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    8,500 Experts 250 Specialties
    6425 Christie Avenue, Suite 260
    Emeryville CA 94608
    phone: 800-275-8903
    fax: 510-486-1255
    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
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  • 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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    Joseph A. Barbier, DC
    PO BOX 717
    Long Valley NJ 07853
    phone: 908-876-5750
    Joseph A Barbier, DC, is a practicing Doctor of Chiropractic licensed in the state of New Jersey since 1969. He is a member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors and the Florida Chiropractic Association.

    For over 40 years, Dr. Barbier has been involved in managing the practices of fellow Chiropractors and Medical Doctors in the States of Florida and New Jersey. His experience includes directing a chiropractic office that treated up to 300 patients per day with numerous chiropractic therapies. Through his vast experience, Dr. Barbier is able to select proper therapies and techniques for patients based on their unique situations, including Diversified, Sacral Occipital, Logan Basic, Manual Adjusting, and CranioSacral Therapy.

    Dr. Barbier had the honor of attending the First Independent Presidents Chiropractic Congress in Washington, D.C. He recently served as co-chairman of the Physicians Advisory Board for New Jersey of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Barbier provides expert witness services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. He is a Certified Independent Disability Evaluator. Dr. Barbier has testified as an expert witness on a local, state and federal level. His cases include:

    Workers' Compensation - Personal Injury - Liability - Medical Malpractice - Disability Evaluations

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    Dr. Robert A. Bailey, DC, DABFP, CICE, DABCC, CIRE
    14920 Hickory Greens Court
    Fort Myers FL 33912
    phone: 812-890-7121
    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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    Robert M. Greene, PhD
    Louisville KY 40202
    phone: 502-457-6852
    Robert M. Greene, PhD, received his degree in Anatomy / Developmental Biology from the University of Virginia and obtained postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health. As a professor at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, he conducted NIH funded research into the Genetic and Biochemical Causes of Various Birth Defects, including cleft lip, cleft palate, and neural tube defects such as spina bifida.

    Since 1998, Dr. Greene has served as Founding Director of the University of Louisville Birth Defects Center, Chairperson of the Department of Molecular, Cellular & Craniofacial Biology, and as an Associate in the Department of Pediatrics.

    Continuously funded by the NIH for the past 35 years, with over 160 peer-reviewed scientific publications, his research activities and scientific expertise encompass the genetic, epigenetic, and environmental causes of birth defects. Dr. Greene currently serves as an Associate Editor, for the scientific journal Birth Defects Research A: Clinical & Molecular Teratology.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Greene offers expert services to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense. He has previously served as an expert witness for the following firms: Schiller, Orborne & Barnes, Louisville, KY; Angino & Rovner, Harrisburg, PA; Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott, Washington, D.C.

    Dr. Greene's specific areas of scientific/expert witness expertise include:
    • Causes of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip, other Craniofacial Defects
    • Causes of Neural Tube Defects Responsible for such Conditions as Spina Bifida and Anencephaly
    • Cigarette Smoke, and other Environmentally-induced Birth Defects and Intrauterine Growth Retardation
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    1/8/2015 · Medical
    Issues - Plaintiff sued the city of Bloomfield, KY, claiming that contaminants, specifically trihalomethanes (THMs), in drinking water supplied by the City of Bloomfield are likely to have caused orofacial clefting deformities in children born in Bloomfield, KY in 2001.

    Issues - Plaintiff sued Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals claiming that Bendectin, an antiemetic, frequently prescribed prior to 1983 for the treatment of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and developed and manufactured by Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, caused specific birth defects in the children born to mothers treated with Bendectin.

    11/13/2014 · Medical
    To begin, what is the overarching mission of the University of louisville Birth Defects Center? Has this focus evolved since the Center was first established?

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    Dr. Lorne Label, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAN
    2100 Lynn Road Suite 230
    Thousand Oaks CA 91360
    phone: 805-497-4500
    fax: 805-495-1717
    Dr. Lorne Sheldon Label, MD, MBA, FAAN, is a Board Certified Neurologist who has extensive training in the treatment of all neurological diseases of adults and children. The field deals with brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle disorders. Dr. Label has been recognized by the court as having the education, experience, training, and knowledge to assist in rendering an opinion on the subject of Adult and Pediatric Neurology and Acupuncture. His ability is in explaining complicated methods and procedures, technical medical matters and data, as well as interpreting and rendering opinions about a certain set of facts to the court.

    Dr. Label has offered his Expert Witness testimony to the legal industry for over 25 years. He has been retained as an Expert by attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense over 200 times. His services are available for Medical Record Review and Testimony, Medical Malpractice Cases, and Insurance Questions Regarding Neurological Issues.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Head Trauma
    • Brain Injury
    • Seizures
    • Encephalitis
    • Acupuncture
    • Dementia
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neuromuscular Abnormalities
  • Headaches
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Multiple sclerosis
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    Mary S. Genevieve, MD
    1035 Peach St., St. 204
    San Luis Obispo CA 93401
    phone: 805-544-7511
    Mary Genevieve, MD is a Board-Certified Neurologist with over 20 years of experience in diagnosing, treating, and managing Neurological Disorders at top hospitals throughout the country. She brings her expertise, dedication, and sincere concern to all her patients.

    Dr. Genevieve currently practices Neurology at Central Coast Neurology Medical Office, Inc. in San Luis Obispo, California. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

    Education: MD, George Washington University; MS, Physiology, Georgetown University; BS, Physiology, Michigan State University; BS, Anthropology, Michigan State University.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Genevieve provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. She has extensive experience being deposed, testifying and writing expert witness reports. Dr. Genevieve treats various neurological problems including:
    • Adult Neurology
    • Concussion
    • Personal Injuries
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Neck, Lower Back Injuries
    • Hospice End of Life Care
    • Migraines / Headache

  • Dementia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinal Core Injuries
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Palliative Care
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    Clive M. Segil, MD, FACS, FRCS
    2080 Century Park E. Ste 500
    Los Angeles CA 90067-2008
    phone: 310-203-5490
    Clive M. Segil, MD, FACS, FRCS is an internationally renowned Orthopedic Surgeon with 30 years of experience in the management of Musculoskeletal Disorders. He practices orthopedic surgery, treating all orthopedic conditions.

    Dr. Segil is on the staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Olympia Medical Centre, Tarzana Medical Centre, and Encino Medical Centre in the Los Angeles area. He is a past assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and a past Clinical Chief of Orthopedics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

    Dr. Segil completely understands the forensic system, is comfortable and confident in presentation and trial appearance, and is not intimidated by court proceedings. He has vast experience in all aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is familiar with the new changes in the Workers' Compensation arena, including using the AMA guidelines, the ACOEM guidelines, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery guidelines for spine problems.

    Dr. Segil testifies for defense and plaintiff cases with an unbiased, erudite, understandable, and logical argument to support the facts and evidence. He has provided unbiased, detailed, ratable, and credible reports concerning injured workers and has given an honest opinion as to their condition, causation, prognosis, disability, and apportionment in a precise organized manner.

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    Steven H. Spillers, MD
    1715 N. Weber Street, Suite 100
    Colorado Springs CO 80907
    phone: Office: 719-243-1395 Cell: 719-243-7395
    fax: 719-227-9013


    Brain Injuries - Diseases and Disorders - Nervous System Dysfunction
    Altered Mental States - Seizures - Stroke

    Steven H. Spillers, MD
    • Fellowship-trained neurologist.
    • Over 20 years of clinical practice in all areas of neurology.
    • Clear and concise reports.
    • Has served as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases.
    • Licensed in 27 states.
    Specialty Interests include:
    • Stroke
    • Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Video-EEG monitoring for Epilepsy
    • Monitoring of Nervous System Function during Surgery (Intraoperative Neuromonitoring-IONM)
    • Brain Wave Testing (EEG and ICU-EEG)
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    Adam J. Carinci, MD
    9118 Bluebonnet Centre Boulevard
    Baton Rouge LA 70809
    phone: 845-797-2305
    Adam Carinci Pain Medicine Expert PhotoDr. Adam J Carinci, MD, is a nationally recognized and sought after clinician, expert witness, and speaker with over a decade of Pain Medicine experience. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine.

    Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He is Partner at Comprehensive Pain Management in Baton Rouge, LA. Prior to his current position, he was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

    Dr. Carinci has been involved in over 40 cases as an expert witness serving counsel for both plaintiff and defense. He has qualified as an expert witness in federal court. He has authored over 20 expert reports, and has offered testimony under oath at both depositions and trials. Dr. Carinci is pleased to provide attorney references and redacted sample reports.

    Dr. Adam Carinci is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, The American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Pain Society. He lectures nationally as an expert on opioids and pain.

    Pain Management Credentials:
    • Board Certification in Anesthesiology (ABMS)
    • Board Certification in Pain Medicine (ABMS)
    • Pain training: Johns Hopkins Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
    • Prior Director of the MGH Center for Pain Medicine
    • Practice clinical pain management
    Litigation Support:
    • Highly sought after, extensive expert witness experience
    • Standard of care opinions
    • Translate complex medical issues into easily understood language
    • Assist litigators in case merit
    • Case discussion, document review, expert reports, testimony under oath, trial experience
    • Independent Medical Examinations
    • Peer Reviews
    • Utilization Review
    • Workers comp expertise: diagnosis, causation, pre-existing injuries, appropriates of care, MMI, impairment ratings, restrictions, return to work
    Training & Education:
    • Training and presentations for insurance companies, nurses, case managers, physician groups, law enforcement
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    James P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS
    233 College Avenue
    Suite 301
    Lancaster PA 17601
    phone: (717) 394-4637
    fax: (717) 842-3634 (efax)
    James Argires Neurosurgical Spine Expert PhotoJames P. Argires, MD, FACS, FAANS, is a Neurosurgical and Spine Specialist with over 47 years of experience treating brain tumors, aneurysms, metastatic disease, and other brain disorders through accurate diagnosis, precision medical procedures, and effective rehabilitation.

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

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

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

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Brain Tumors
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Brain Lesions
    • Nerve Surgery
    • Spine Pain
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Carotid Artery Blockage
  • Metastatic Disease
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage
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    Epexegesis Inc.
    Thomas Ptak, MD, PhD
    Available Nationally
    85 Salman Street
    West Roxbury MA 02132
    phone: 617-584-5275
    Thomas Ptak, MD, PhD is an Emergency Radiologist, board certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology, and a Fellow of the American Society of Emergency Radiology. He also earned a PhD in Nuclear and Radiochemistry from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MPH in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.

    Dr. Ptak maintains an active practice as an emergency neuroradiologist in a busy urban academic medical center emergency department in Boston, MA. He offers all radiological services and interpretation including radiography, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and limited intervention.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Ptak has been providing litigation review services since 2003. He provides a fair, accurate, and complete review of diagnostic imaging and imaging services in all cases, with an emphasis on those involving trauma and acute presentation, especially of the Brain and Spine. Dr. Ptak's services, available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense, include consulting, medical record review, and imaging review. His expert services are available nation-wide.

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    John P. Evans, MD
    Daniel E. Lee, MD
    3150 Highway 153
    Piedmont SC 29673
    phone: 864-295-1231
    Foothills Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center accurately and effectively address a variety of Orthopaedic Conditions and Surgical Concerns. The experts at Foothills Orthopaedics specialize in Joint Replacement including total knee, oxford knee, and total hip replacement. Their Bone Health Center allows them diagnose bone density issues and treat such conditions as Osteoporosis by utilizing a DEXA Scan, state of the art bone density technology.

    The doctors at Foothills Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center provide litigation support services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. They are available for Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), Disability Evaluations, medical record review, deposition, and trial testimony when necessary.

    John Evans Orthopaedic Surgeon Expert PhotoJohn P. Evans, MD is a board certified and fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with more than 30 years of experience. In active surgical practice, he has treated all forms of musculoskeletal complaints including foot, knee, hip, back, and neck symptoms. With the added qualification of Surgery of the Hand, Dr. Evans treats conditions of the upper extremities from the shoulder to the fingertips, including carpal tunnel syndrome, trauma, sports and work-related injuries, and arthritis.

    In 2012, he was Certified in the Evaluation of Disability and Impairment by the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. Dr. Evans has been performing IMEs for private and governmental clients for over 30 years. He is licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and West Virginia.

    Daniel Lee Orthopaedic Surgeon Expert PhotoDaniel E. Lee, MD is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with more 15 years experience. Dr. Lee practices general orthopaedics including sports injuries, fracture care, and joint replacements. He was born in Atlanta and raised in Greenville. He is certified in osteoporosis. Dr. Lee performed the first Oxford Knee replacement in Pickens county in 2004. He has privileges at Bon Secours St. Francis Health Systems, Greenville Hospital System, and the Center for Special Surgery in Greenville South Carolina.

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    Lifesaving Resources, LLC
    Consultant. Aquatics Safety & Water Rescue
    P.O. Box 3006
    3 Mills Rd.
    Kennebunkport ME 04046
    phone: 207-967-8614
    Gerald M. Dworkin is a professional Aquatics Safety & Water Rescue Consultant for Lifesaving Resources Inc. He has an extensive background in Aquatics Safety, Lifeguard Training and Operations, Water Rescue & Swiftwater Rescue, Ice Rescue & Cold Water Survival, Emergency Medical Services, and Public Safety and Rescue. Along with several textbooks, he has written and published over 40 articles, and has consulted in numerous drowning and aquatic injury litigation cases as both a Plaintiff and Defense Expert Witness.

    Expert Witness Services
    As an expert witness, Mr. Dworkin evaluates the Standard of Care as it pertains to Incident Prevention, Victim Recognition, and Emergency Management and provides accident reconstruction, depositions, written reports, and courtroom testimony.

    His Areas of Expertise Include:
    • Lifesaving, Lifeguarding and Aquatics Safety
    • Water Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, and Ice Rescue
    • CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
    • Basic Life Support
    • Drowning and Aquatic Injury Prevention and Emergency Management
    • Lifeguard Training and Operations
    Based on our research of ice rescue incidents and fatalities during the years 2006 & 2007, approximately 85% of the incidents were initiated as a result of humans venturing out onto the ice to rescue a domestic animal. The purpose of this article is three-fold. First, we need to educate the public about the need to control their pets and to prevent them from going out onto the ice because no ice should ever be considered as being "safe ice". Second, we need to also educate the public to call 911, rather than to make an attempt to rescue their pets that have fallen through the ice. And, third, First Responder agencies and their personnel need to be trained and equipped to properly, effectively, and safely respond to domestic animal rescues on and through the ice.

    In February 2004, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents. The purpose of this standard is to minimize threats to rescuers while conducting operations at technical SAR incidents, and the standard deals specifically with identifying and establishing levels of functional capability for conducting technical rescue operations safely and effectively. Although these standards were designed for all types of Technical Rescue operations, they also address water and ice rescue operations.

    10/28/2014 · Aquatics Safety
    On July 13, 2004, a 55-year-old man collapsed in the Medina (Ohio) Aquatic and Fitness Center. The aquatic manager for the city, Darlene Donkin, responded and assessed him to be in cardiac arrest. Although Donkin was a CPR instructor and taught more than 100 classes on the subject, she had never actually performed it in a life-and-death situation prior to this incident.

    9/16/2014 · Aquatics Safety
    The following incidents and places, as well as the circumstances surrounding them, are fictional. On the Scene Dispatch at 16:04 hrs: KGT-597 to Rescue 15, respond to Bakersville Pond off Cemetery Island for a report of a dog through the ice, approximately 100 yards from shore.

    8/7/2014 · Aquatics Safety
    DALLAS, April 1 - Chest compressions alone, or Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), can save lives and can be used to help an adult who suddenly collapses, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement.

    7/2/2014 · Aquatics Safety
    Shallow Water Blackout (SWB) vs. Hyperventilation-Induced Blackout (HIB)....

    TWO BOYS, age 11, are ice skating at a local pond. Suddenly, the ice cracks and one boy falls through into 34 degree Fahrenheit water. His friend runs to his aid, and potential tragedy grows as the second boy is pulled into the ice cold water by the panic stricken child already in the water. Unless help is immediately available, both boys will perish within a few minutes, either from drowning or hypothermia (decreased body temperature).

    Based on a 1961 study at Williamston, MI, conducted by the Michigan State Police, the Indiana University Health and Safety Department, the Michigan Highway Department, and the American Red Cross, it was estimated that approximately 400 persons lose their lives as a result of being trapped in automobiles that have plunged into the water.

    1/24/2014 · Aquatics Safety
    Although showing a slight downward trend, U.S. pool-related drownings have see-sawed for the past several years - despite reinforcement of safety messages in the media.

    12/19/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    Properly recognizing and managing suspected spinal injuries caused by head-first entries into the water require high levels of training. Lifeguards and other water rescue personnel must be able to evaluate the signs and symptoms associated with spinal trauma and the manner in which an injury occurs. The rescuer should assume that a spinal injury exists if the forces causing the trauma were sufficient to damage the spine.

    11/14/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    In the event a firefighter is suddenly and unexpectedly immersed in deep water while wearing full turnout gear, the firefighter's survival is dependent upon the actions taken during the first critical seconds of the immersion. The incidence of this type of emergency increases when firefighters are fighting apartment fires around a swimming pool, during suppression activities on and around piers and docks, as well as during a fall-through incident in which the firefighter falls through a floor into a basement filled with water.

    10/16/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    The purpose of this article is to describe the proper use and application of the Stearns Cold Water/ Ice Rescue Suit by Fire, Rescue, and other Public Safety Personnel during cold water and ice rescue incidents. This article has been specifically written to address the prevention of Torso Reflex or Inhalation Response during the rescuer's entry into cold water.

    9/25/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    Nearly half of all flood related deaths occur in vehicles. Most of these deaths take place when people drive into flooded highway dips or low drainage areas.

    8/22/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    In 1996, a tragic accident occurred on a soccer field at Northeast Park in the Park Ridge Recreation and Park District in Illinois. After a short rain delay in the game, the skies started clearing and a referee decided to resume play.

    Since 1980, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has documented over 18 incidents, including five deaths, involving children between the ages of two and 14 who were injured or died due to body part entrapment involving the drain of a swimming pool, wading pool or spa.

    7/18/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    As a result of renewed electronic and print media exposure, the Heimlich Controversy has once more reared its head creating a confusing message for lifeguard and other rescue personnel regarding the resuscitation procedures to be used when confronted with a near-drowning resuscitation incident.

    6/21/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    A Statement for Healthcare Professionals From the American Heart Association Task Force on Automatic External Defibrillation

    5/29/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    All public and semi-public aquatic facilities should be equipped with appropriate spinal immobilization devices (SIDs), in addition to cervical collars, lateral stabilization items (i.e. blankets, towels, sand bags, and so forth), and appropriate immobilization material (i.e. straps and bandages).

    4/23/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    Because of the major health concerns today, there is a major reluctance among emergency service personnel to perform direct mouth-to-mouth rescue breathing on an unknown victim.

    3/20/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    For the past three issues, jems has presented a thorough review of spinal immobilization devices that are used in traditional rescue situations.

    2/13/2013 · Aquatics Safety
    Each year approximately one million people in the United States suffer from acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) of which approximately 700,000 die. About 350,000 of these fatalities occur outside the hospital, usually within two hours after the onset of symptoms of a heart disorder.

    11/29/2012 · Aquatics Safety
    During an emergency is not when you want to discover that your equipment is incompatible with your EMS service. Avoiding that fate can save a lot, including a life.

    10/1/2012 · Aquatics Safety
    Torso Reflex, also known as Gasp Reflex , Inhalation Response, or Cold Water Shock, is caused by sudden immersion into water colder than 70 degrees F. Sudden immersion into cold water triggers an involuntary reflexive torso gasp that can cause the person to aspirate water into his/her airway and lungs, which can lead to laryngospasm, disorientation, panic, and the loss of any physical ability to swim or remain afloat.

    3/19/2012 · Aquatics Safety
    I’ve always advocated the need for aquatics facilities to collaborate and coordinate lifeguard and water rescue training and emergency operations with community fire, rescue, emergency medical services (EMS) and law enforcement agencies.

    12/20/2011 · Aquatics Safety
    For aquatics facilities to effectively integrate rescue and safety services with those of the local fire and rescue agencies and emergency medical services (EMS), it's imperative that all agencies establish collaborative agreements and cooperative training programs.

    10/7/2011 · Aquatics Safety
    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) establishes standards for the Fire and Rescue industry.

    9/25/2009 · Aquatics Safety
    In February 2004, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue (SAR) Incidents. The purpose of this standard was to minimize threats to rescuers while conducting operations at technical SAR incidents.

    9/24/2009 · Aquatics Safety
    Each year, there are approximately 1,500 incidents and 600 deaths occur involving vehicles that have gone off the road and plummeted into the water. Therefore, the public needs to plan for these types of emergencies by (A) rehearsing the steps necessary for a successful self-rescue from a vehicle in the water, and (B) having the rescue/escape tools readily available for use during this type of emergency situation.

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