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James T. Sturm, MD
St. Paul MN 55116
USA
phone: 651-216-4859
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James T. Sturm, MD graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1970 and pursued a career in General and Thoracic Surgery. As a surgeon, he was a member of several multispecialty surgical teams doing surgery on the thoracic and lumbar spine.

In 1982, Dr. Sturm began practicing Emergency Medicine and further developed his interest in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the neck and back. He currently practices Neck and Back Pain Rehabilitation at Physicians Neck and Back Clinic in Woodbury, MN.

Litigation Support - Dr. Sturm is a Disability and Impairment Rating evaluating physician and is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He has performed over 2,000 IMEs in his 25 years of experience. Dr. Sturm provides expert witness services to insurance companies and counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical record review, IMEs, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony when needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Personal Injury
  • Neck and Back Pain Rehabilitation
  • Disability and Impairment Rating
  • Trauma
  • IMEs
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    Songer Evans Legal Nurse Experts
    Joahnna D. Evans Budge RN, CCRN, CLNC
    RN Legal Nurse Consultant, Expert Witness Experience
    Offices in Bluffdale, UT & Kerman, CA
    CA, UT USA
    phone: 559-741-3054
    fax: 18667282119
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    California Office
    15662 Orchard Way
    Kerman, CA 93630
    Utah Office
    1581 W Iron Horse Blvd
    Bluffdale, UT 84065
    Joahnna Evans Budge RN, CCRN, CLNC (formerly Songer) is co-founder and lead Legal Nurse Consultant with Songer Evans Legal Nurse Experts. Ms. Evans Budge has 26 years of Critical Care, Emergency / Trauma, PACU/ Recovery Room, and Cardiac-Cardiovascular Surgery nursing practice at multiple university teaching hospitals, regional medical centers and level-one trauma centers. She is a specialist on CODE BLUE Issues and Procedure.

    Ms. Budge actively practices in the hospital setting in Critical Care, Emergency Nursing, Nursing Supervision, Recovery Room/PACU and trauma neuro critical care. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the health care environment. She has more than 25 years of experience as both an Expert Witness & Medical-Legal Consulting Expert, reviewing medical records for case merit, case development and trial preparation.

    Services Offered:
    • Critical Care / Intensive Care
    • Emergency Nursing
    • Case Screening for Merit: Screen and investigate medical-legal cases for merit; define the applicable standards of care; identify deviations from and adherences to hospital, state and nationally-accepted standards of care
    • Organize, analyze, summarize and interpret relevant medical records
    • Identify and request additional documents and tangible items relevant to the case
    • Research medical literature relevant to the case
    • Develop comprehensive case evaluations and reports for the attorney's study and case development
    • Identify and recommend potential defendants and witnesses
    • Assess alleged damages / injuries: Identify causative or contributing factors to the alleged damages/injuries
    • Review and analyze Expert Witness reports and testimony
    • Consult with health care providers
    • Attend depositions, trials, arbitration and mediation hearingsReview, analyze and summarize testimony, including past testimony
    • Prepare interrogatories, health care-related questions
    • Assist with medical / health care demonstrative evidence preparation
    • Attend IME sessions / IME reports
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    Ronald L. Teed MD PC
    Ronald L. Teed, MD
    Orthopedic Surgeon
    425 SE Baseline
    Hillsboro OR 97123
    USA
    phone: 503-681-9676
    fax: 503-615-0434
    Cascade Orthopedic Surgery is committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Along with the treatment of immediate or chronic problems, they strive to integrate the doctrine of prevention in all treatment plans as a way to alleviate possible future difficulties.

    Principal, Ronald L. Teed, MD, is a Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has approximately 25 years of experience. In private practice for over 15 years (providing both clinical and surgical Orthopedic care), he currently has hospital privileges at Tuality Community Hospital, Tillamook County General Hospital, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, and Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Teed has over 2 years experience in performing Independent Medical Examinations for various companies and employers. In that time, he has completed over 1000 reports.

    Background - A Commander in the US Naval Reserves, Dr. Teed's orthopedic practice covered all land, ship, and special forces military personnel and their families in the southern European, Mediterranean and Southeast Asian military theater. His tasks included setting up, maintaining and operating a new orthopedic facility. Dr. Teed has also served as a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Teed provides litigation support services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. He is available to review medical records and opine on issues of causation.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • General Orthopedics
    • Total Joint Replacement
    • Sports Medicine
    • Feet
    • Ankles
  • Hands
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Shoulder
  • Spine
  • Currently licensed in: Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii
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    2022 Regional Medical Drive, Suite 1319
    Wharton TX, MS 77488
    USA
    phone: 979-282-2786
    fax: 979-282-2830
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    Stephen J. Ringel, MD, PA, is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. With over 30 years of practical experience, Dr. Ringel has a special interest in non-surgical management of lower back problems. He also specializes in Bone, Joint, Muscular, Spine, and Peripheral Nerve problems.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Ringel offers expert witness services for cases involving work-related injuries. His services include impairment evaluations, independent medical evaluations (IMEs), medical record review, and peer review for worker's compensation.

    Dr. Ringel performs medical evaluations and impairment ratings for insurance companies and individuals in Amarillo, Bay City, Borger, Dumas, El Campo, Houston, Plainview, and Wharton.

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    Steven Richeimer
    Medical Director
    137 N. Larchmont Blvd, #448
    Los Angeles CA 90004
    USA
    phone: 323-692-3611
    fax: 323-935-0791
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    Dr. Steven Richeimer is the Director of the University of Southern California Pain Center. He has Triple Board Certifications in Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, and Pain Management. He trained at the UCSF, UCLA, and Harvard Medical Schools, and served as former Director of the UC Davis Pain Management Center.

    Dr. Richeimer's triple board certifications in pain management, anesthesiology, and psychiatry provide him with unique qualifications to assess issues related to pain and suffering, pain management and pain medications.

    Dr. Richeimer has extensive experience as a pain educator and public speaker which has been invaluable in his work as an expert consultant in medical-legal cases. He has provided expert consulting on a variety of medical-legal cases:
  • Malpractice Regarding Pain Medications
  • Malpractice Regarding Nerve Blocks and Spinal Injections
  • Malpractice Regarding Spinal Pumps and Stimulators
  • Affects of Pain and Pain Medications on Legal and Personal Decision Making
  • Degree of Impairment and Disability Caused by Pain
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD or CRPS)
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Back Pain

    Dr. Richeimer can help answer the following questions: Is there reasonable medical support for the claim of chronic pain? Has appropriate treatment of the pain problem been provided or proposed? Where can expert, multidisciplinary, pain treatment be provided? Is significant disability expected? Did prior pain treatment meet reasonable community standards of care?
  • 12/5/2005 · Pain Management
    Traditionally, pain in children is a topic that has received only minimal attention.Much of our understanding of pain in children has been extrapolated from adult studies.As recently as 20 years ago clinicians felt that it was unnecessary to prevent or treat pain in children because the prevailing opinion was that

    7/31/2004 · Pain Management
    I think every doctor has several patients that are etched into his memory. One such patient was Dr. G. He was a doctor, the same age that I was, and he had cancer. Cancer pain is different from other pains

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    Randall N. Smith, MD
    9140 Academy Rd. Suite A.
    Philadelphia PA 19114
    USA
    phone: 215-333-9999, Ext. 6
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    Randall N. Smith, MD, has over 40 years of experience as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Smith practices in General Orthopedics, Non-Surgical Orthopedics, and Pain Management Medicine. He specializes in Joint and Trigger Point Injections and Pain Management Treatment.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Smith provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His cases involve injury issues from Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, and Motor Vehicle Accidents. Dr. Smith's services include written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pain Management - A branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain.
    • Independent Medical Examination - Independent orthopedic evaluations including review of medical records and expert narrative reports.
    • Disability Assessment Evaluations - Evaluations to determine ability to work and/or restrictions from work or daily activity.
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    2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Suite 880 West
    Santa Monica CA 90404
    USA
    phone: 650-530-2138
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    Alan M. Rapoport, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California and is the Immediate Past-President of the International Headache Society, as well as the founder and Director-Emeritus of The New England Center for Headache, in Stamford, Connecticut. He has a private practice in Headache and General Neurology in Santa Monica, CA at the California Medical Clinic for Headache.

    Dr. Rapoport is board-certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine. He has co-authored more then 300 articles, chapters, and posters on headache and other neurological conditions as well as 9 books for physicians and patients on headache. Dr. Rapoport has lectured around the country and internationally to general physicians, neurologists, and headache specialists on all aspects of headache pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment and has appeared many times on national radio and television programs, such as Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and 20/20.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Rapoport has given over 100 depositions and testified 10 times in court for both defense and plaintiff. His expertise is in headache but he has been involved in personal injury and patent cases, often related to neurological problems, headache, and pain. Dr. Rapoport has been an expert in 3 large patent infringement cases.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Neurology
    • Headache
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Personal Injury / Car Accident
    • Patent Infringement in the field of Neurological Problems and Headache Pain
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    Alan Rapoport, MD, et al
    Until this one, no book that focused on daily headaches had yet been written specifically for patients. Since this a most disabling form of headache due to its constancy and longevity, our patients need to know the latest in research, diagnosis, and effective treatment for this debilitating condition. This book shares the state-of-the-art knowledge about headache and dispels many common myths.
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    Thomas Ptak, MD, PhD
    Available Nationally
    1206 Virginia Ct. N.E.
    Atlanta GA 30306
    USA
    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 Atlanta, GA. 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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    MRM, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, FACFM, DAAPM
    297 S Lake Havasu, Suite 106
    Lake Havasu City AZ 86403
    USA
    phone: 928-854-0011
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    E. Franklin Livingstone, MD, MRM, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, FACFM, DAAPM, is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist (Physiatrist). Dr. Livingstone practices General Physiatry (Rehabilitation Medicine) and Electrodiagnosis (EMG). He provides a unique perspective having been in a motor vehicle accident resulting in spine and spinal cord injuries and L-2 paraplegia at the age of eighteen.

    Dr. Livingstone's certifications include the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the American Board of Forensic Examiners.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Livingstone offers Electrodiagnosis and Forensic Rehabilitation services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. He has a special interest in spinal cord injury, amputation, multiple trauma, head injury, and chronic pain.

    Services Include:
    • Disability Evaluations
    • Impairment Evaluations
    • Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
    • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Causation and Apportionment
  • Extent, Diagnosis, Prognosis
  • Disability Treatment Alternatives
  • Life Care Planning
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    2/6/2017 · Psychiatry
    Forensic rehabilitation? That sounds suspiciously like an oxymoron. However, in personal injury litigation, a physiatrist, an M.D. or D.O. specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, can often be helpful in case preparation, as well as trial testimony.

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    Gary Saff, MD
    Anesthesiology /Pain Management Consultant
    5353 N Federal Highway
    Suite 301
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
    USA
    phone: (954) 772-7552
    fax: (954) 839-6353
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    Gary Saff, MD, an ivy league trained Anesthesia / Interventional Pain specialist and licensed independent medical examiner, is the director of Integrated Pain Solution of South Florida, serving the tri-county area including Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

    Prior to his current position, Dr. Saff was the director of pain management services at Cleveland Clinic and a former director at Columbia University’s St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital. He is licensed with the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Pain Management, the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and is also licensed in acupuncture.

    Dr. Saff has been offering litigation support services to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense for over 20 years. He has been deposed over 100 times and retained to testify as an expert witness when necessary. His services include consultation, peer review examination, medical record review, medical utilization review, personal injury, worker's compensation, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:

  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Common Spine Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Low Back Pain / Lumbar
  • Radiculopathy / Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolithesis
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Disc Herniations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Cancer Pain
  • RSD / CRPS
  • Arthritis
  • Compression Fractures
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Shingles
  • Musculoskeletal / Sports Injuries
  • Migraines

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    Gary Saff, MD
    There is a "pain crisis" in America today. Desperate, countless numbers of people are seeking treatment for pain, not understanding its source, and where to turn for help. Unresolved pain issues have caused higher insurance premiums, made the work force less productive, and tarnished the "golden years" of retirement. Many physicians are also befuddled as to which treatment options to pursue, while narcotic use has become rampid. This book, written by the highly acclaimed pain management physician, Gary Saff, M.D, offers unique perspectives and insights into solving this dilemma.
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    William Dillin, MD
    6601 Center Drive West, Suite 100
    Los Angeles CA 90045
    USA
    phone: 424-276-7715
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    Spine Surgery and Spine Medicine Consultant

    The concepts of Evidence Based Medicine have been the cornerstone of Dr. Dillin's education during his spine surgery fellowship in Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and the format for decision making in his subsequent practice.

    The critical analytic features inherent in the "best evidence" approach to patients have permeated his writing and his lectures, allowing flexible adaptation as the science has changed. The combination of logical clinical analysis based on these principles, and twenty five years of experience exclusively devoted to spine surgery and spine related problems, allows specialty focus on any Independent Medical Evaluations or Medical-Legal Reviews.

    Dr. William Dillin Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery Expert
    William Dillin, MD is a spine surgery and spine medicine consultant at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. The Kerlan-Jobe physicians serve as consultants to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Los Angeless Rams, Loyola Marymount University and USC Trojan Football.



    Los Angeles and Orange County Appointments

    Email: keena.giles@independentspine.com
    Web: IndependentSpine.com

    IME Information and Medical Legal Reviews

    424-276-7715
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    Seth Lefberg
    Owner / President
    3283 Cypress Court
    Monmouth Junction NJ 08852
    USA
    phone: 877-244-3703
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    Homestead Medical Experts offers unbiased, unrivaled Medico-Legal Expert Witness services for attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Homestead handles all administrative duties for the experts associated with scheduling, correspondence, billing, and providing secure medical record/report transfer. This allows the physicians to have the information streamlined for them.

    Homestead provides your case personal attention and helps facilitate anything in regards to expert needs until the case has settled. Services range from extensive Medical Record Review and Independent Medical Exams as well as Expert Witness Testimony.

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    Roger Behar Neurology Expert PhotoRoger Behar, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at Drexel Medical School and has been in private practice as a Neurologist in Princeton, since 1986. He is also the Medical Director of the Stroke committee at St. Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ.

    Dr. Behar received his Medical Diploma from New York Medical College in 1980. He completed three years of Internal Medicine Residency at Stony Brook, New York and was Board certified in Internal Medicine in 1983. Three years of Neurology training was completed at the University of California Medical School in San Diego in 1986. He was Board Certified in Neurology and Psychiatry in 1987. Dr. Behar also received Board certification in Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG/NCV studies, evoked potential studies) in 1989 and passed the neurosonology certification exam of the American Society of Neuroimaging in 1990.

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    Dr. Roger Behar has performed over 200 IMEs, given over 50 depositions, and testified over 25 times. He is experienced, educated in IME’s, and well-versed on the relevant laws and terminology in order to promote ease in the determination of Workers Compensation / Motor Vehicle Accident claim decisions.

    Dr. Behar sees General Neurology patients, however, his areas of expertise include:
    • Epilepsy
    • Stroke
    • Neuropathy
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • Concussion
    • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Migraines
  • TIA
  • Dementia
  • Dizziness, Balance Problems
  • Joseph Tracy Neuropsychology Expert PhotoJoseph I. Tracy, PhD, ABPP(CN), has over 25 years of experience in Neuropsychological, Psychological Assessment, and Psychoanalysis. He is a Professor in the Department of Neurology, the Director of Neuropsychological Services, and Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Mapping Laboratory at Thomas Jefferson University/Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

    Dr. Tracy serves on the editorial review boards of such journals as Neuroimage, Human Brain Mapping, Biological Psychiatry, Brain Topography, Epilepsia, Journal of Alcohol Studies, Brain and Language, and the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience among others. He has been invited to lecture around the country by such entities as the International Neuropsychological Society, Office of Naval Research, Department of Defense, and the American Epilepsy Society to name a few.

    Dr. Tracy offers litigation support services to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant on complicated medical issues involving:
    • Neurologic Disorders
    • Concussion
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Memory Disorders, Dementia
    • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Tumors
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disorder
  • 5/11/2016 · Medical
    In recent years, resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) methods have been increasingly used to reveal the integrity of brain cognitive networks [1,2]. Functional connectivity has also been shown to be of value in determining the impact of epilepsy on brain activity and identifying the abnormal brain networks associated with seizures [3-6]. Seizures produce dysfunctional, maladaptive networks by linking brain areas randomly through seizure propagation and secondary epileptogenesis, making functional connectivity an ideal technique for both identifying aberrant network organization and synchrony, and capturing such change over the course of the disease or in response to treatment.

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    Lifesaving Resources, LLC
    Consultant. Aquatics Safety & Water Rescue
    P.O. Box 3006
    3 Mills Rd.
    Kennebunkport ME 04046
    USA
    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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    427 S. Parsons Ave., Ste. 110
    Brandon FL 33511
    USA
    phone: 813-653-2770
    fax: 813-654-6668
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    Larry Fishman, MD, PA, is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon with more than 22 years of experience. A Mayo Clinic-trained neurosurgeon, specializes in minimally invasive surgery, including carpal tunnel, spinal, and cranial procedures. He is associated with Brandon Regional Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, South Bay Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and South Florida Baptist Hospital.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Fishman performs CME's and IME's, disability evaluation, permanent impairment rating, future care costs, and determines medical appropriateness of care to date. He performs medical record review, as well as other medical legal issues. Dr. Fishman's services are available to counsel for both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Neurosurgery
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Disability
    • Head & Neck Surgery
    • Hydrocephalus
  • Spinal Procedures
  • Health / Medical / Disability Insurance
  • Neuroimaging
  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Record Review
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    Dr. Beatrice C. Engstrand, MD, FAAN, FACGS, hon. Sc. D
    272 Huntington Bay Road
    Huntington NY 11743
    USA
    phone: 631-423-2100
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    Beatrice C. Engstrand, MD, FAAN, FACGS, hon.ScD is a board-certified Neurologist, fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and Assistant Professor of Neurology at New York Medical College.

    Dr. Engstrand is a published author and the founder and president of the Neurodegenerative Disease Foundation. The author of the book, The Gift of Healing, she received the Quality Compassion Service Award in recognition of 25 years of service from Westchester Medical Center. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Lehigh University awarded her an Honorary Doctor of Science. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

    Dr. Engstrand practices clinical neurology in Huntington, Long Island, is president of the Neurodegenerative Disease Foundation, and is a recognized expert in her field. She is also a Fellow in The American College of Geriatrics Specialists and Diplomate of The American Board of Ethical Physicians.

    She hosted “Neurology with Dr. Engstrand” on radio 710 WOR for 7 consecutive years. In addition, she hosts a talk show at www.podjockey.com. Doctor Engstrand has been selected to “Frontier Fifty” – A collection of outstanding media talk radio broadcasts and appeared on such media outlets as MSNBC and FOX News.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Engstrand is a national and an international Neurology Expert Witness. She has served on cases with multimillion dollar verdicts for plaintiffs and multimillions of dollars saved for the defense. Her services include medical record review for causation and medical malpractice, written reports, depositions, and expert testimony when necessary.

    Areas of Expertise
    • Adult ADHD
    • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Dementia
    • Brain Injury
    • Trauma
    • Lyme Disease
    • Stroke and TIA
    • Closed Head Injury
    • Back Pain
    • Neck Pain
    • Myofascial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Personal Injury
  • Environmental Toxins
  • Cerebral Anoxia
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Migraine Headache
  • Trip and Falls
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Whiplash
  • Epilepsy
  • Beatrice C. Engstrand, MD, FAAN
    In this moving testament to the powers of faith and a belief in "positive imaging," Engstrand describes her odyssey of pain that began when she was 20, and a student at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. After the discovery of a malignancy in the roof of her mouth, she underwent massive facial surgery that left her impaired and mutilated as well as depressed. Yet shortly after the surgery she was back in medical school, from which she graduated in 1984, all the while undergoing torturous rehabilitation therapy and prosthesis adjustment.
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