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    7/11/2014 · Medical
    There are many wrist and hand symptoms related to the multiple tunnels that tendons, nerves, and blood vessels pass through. Wherever there is a "crease" in one's wrist, palm, or fingers on the flexor/volar side, there is a tunnel that these structures must pass through. These tunnels are usually soft transverse tissue bands that keep the tendons from bowstringing as they pass from forearm to fingers, as we use our hands in grasp and function.

    6/5/2014 · Medical
    Almost every American from eighteen to eighty years of age has heard enough about LASIK to understand on a basic level what it is and how it works. On average approximately 1,000,000 LASIK procedures are performed annually in the United States. The vast majority of these procedures are successful, but unwanted side effects and/or suboptimal results can occur in a small percentage of patients. Below is a discussion of the essential elements in the pre-operative evaluation of a patient being considered for LASIK.

    4/29/2014 · Medical
    There is an epidemic of diabetes in the United States. In the last ten years, the number of American diagnosed with diabetes has increased 40 percent. The number has risen from 4.9% to 6.9%. It is estimated that the number will increase buy another 16.5% by 2050. A woman born in 2000 has a 39% risk of developing diabeteso. The epidemic of obesity is responsible for the current epidemic of diabetes in pregnancy. The incidence of diabetes complicating pregnancy has increased 40% between 1989 and 2004.

    3/25/2014 · Medical
    Crude Oil has been pouring into the Gulf of Mexico and is causing numerous and significant health issues for children, pregnant mothers, and adults. Exposure occurs via inhalation, ingestion (of liquid droplets in the air), and direct skin contact. Some of the health effects will be long-term sequelae and may last a lifetime or affect future generations. Crude oil is a known teratogen and can cause birth defects and changes in fetal development. The target organs for crude oil are the hematopoietic (blood forming) system, lymphatic system, nervous system, and reproductive system. The Benzene component is a known carcinogen.

    2/20/2014 · Medical
    Falls among patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) are an all too common occurrence. Causes can generally be classified into 4 broad groups:

    1/3/2014 · Medical
    Persistent neuropsychiatric impairment following head injury is a significant public health problem. From 400,000 to 500,000 are hospitalized in the United States every year from head injury; many more people are injured and do not require admission. Head injury is the third most likely cause of dementia, after infection and alcoholism, in people younger than 50 years.

    11/27/2013 · Medical
    In 1911, Hammond and Sutton of Philadelphia performed the first human-to-human kidney transplant with transient success. Since then the techniques and indications have evolved. The first wholly successful human transplant took place on December 23, 1954, in Boston, Massachusetts. Surgeon Joseph Murray performed a kidney transplant between identical twin brothers. Although this and subsequent twin transplants did little to solve the problem of rejection, these procedures contributed to proving the value of the procedure and to the solution of many technical problems.

    10/24/2013 · Medical
    Neonatal emergencies are not uncommon problems. They appear either at the time of birth, during the in-hospital post-birth period, or at home within several weeks of discharge. In all instances they present significant diagnostic and treatment challenges to the clinician, and must be taken seriously.

    10/1/2013 · Medical
    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 500,000 deaths each year. More women in the United States die of heart disease than of any other cause, and one form of heart disease, myocardial infarction, is responsible for the majority of these deaths. In every year since 1984 it has claimed the lives of more women than men.

    9/5/2013 · Medical
    A large number of reports have been produced on HP and its pathogenetic potential. In fact, although peptic ulcer disease is the most studied disease related to HP infection, this bacterium is seemingly involved in the pathogenesis of several extragastric diseases, such as mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas (MALTomas), coronaritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, iron deficiency anemia, skin disease, and rheumatological conditions.

    8/13/2013 · Medical
    Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a relatively common, potentially life-threatening condition. It has a wide spectrum of presentations and should be considered in the differential diagnosis for a number of symptoms.

    7/9/2013 · Toxicology
    Acetaminophen is the most widely used pharmaceutical analgesic and antipyretic agent in the United States and the world; it is contained in more than 100 products. As such, acetaminophen is one of the most common pharmaceuticals associated with both intentional and accidental poisoning. Acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity is well recognized.

    6/18/2013 · Medical
    Salicylates are ubiquitous agents found in hundreds of over-the-counter (OTC) medications and in numerous prescription drugs including topical preparations used for the treatment of pain, warts, and acne.

    5/21/2013 · Medical
    In the United States, reports of severe envenomations by brown spiders began to appear in the late 1800s, and today, in endemic areas, brown spiders continue to be of significant clinical concern.

    4/9/2013 · Medical
    Cataract is a vision-impairing disease characterized by gradual, progressive thickening of the lens. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world today.

    3/7/2013 · Medical
    Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is one of the most common diseases affecting the GI tract. It causes inflammatory injuries in either the gastric or duodenal mucosa, with extension beyond the submucosa into the muscularis mucosa.

    1/14/2013 · Psychiatry
    Among suicidal patients who had taken antidepressants, fluoxetine (Prosac) was associated with the lowest risk for causing suicidal tendencies and venlafaxine (Effexor) with the highest risk, according to the results of a cohort study published in the December 2006 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

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    Dr. William Manion, J.D.
    4 Larsen Park Drive
    Medford NJ 08055
    USA
    phone: 856-607-8641
    fax: 856-810-0438
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    Dr. William Manion is a Pathologist by training and triple board certified in Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology. Dr. Manion currently is an assistant Medical Examiner in NewJersey. Dr. Manion is also a licensed attorney in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With his training and background he can quickly evaluate potential Medical Malpractice Cases, especially involving Delay in Diagnosis or Failure to Diagnose.

    Dr. Manion reviews legal cases involving Toxic Tort Litigation, Drug Overdose, Pain and Suffering or matters of a Criminal Nature such as Homicide, Suicide and Accidental Death. Dr. Manion also has experience in Asbestos Litigation, Vioxx and Hormonal Drug Litigation. He can evaluate Dram Shop Cases involving Blood Alcohol Levels where it is claimed that defendants were served alcohol while exhibiting signs of Intoxication. He has a network of experts which he works with in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and other specialties. He also evaluates the merits or defensibility of cases.

    Dr. Manion can provide Letters of Merit for Medical Malpractice Cases and he works with both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He can also provide Letters of Explanation as an Expert Witness as to why he believes that there is no particular Merit to a Potential Case.
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    Ernest Chiodo
    M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.S., C.I.H.
    221 North LaSalle,Suite 1748
    Chicago IL 60601
    USA
    phone: 312-351-0717
    Ernest P. Chiodo, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., M.S., C.I.H. is a physician, attorney, Certified Industrial Hygienist (C.I.H), and biomedical engineer. Dr. Chiodo is board certified in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. Dr. Chiodo served as the Medical Director of the City of Detroit and was the chief physician in charge of measures designed to protect the public health of over one million persons. He has also been the lead expert witness in a number of high profile cases including serving as the lead expert witness in a mass toxic tort case for Gerry Spence.

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

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

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

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

    Ernest Chiodo, MD, JD, MPH, CIH
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    Premier Forensic Consultants
    346 Wilson Street West
    Hempstead NY 11552
    USA
    phone: 516-385-4426
    fax: 516-486-2743
    Dr. Zvi Herschman is a practicing Anesthesiologist, Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Critical Care. He has been consulting in the area of Toxicology for 20+ years. Dr. Herschman, a PhD student at CUNY Graduate Center, is specializing in Criminal Justice / Forensic Science, Trade Evidence, Computer Forensics and Toxicology. Dr. Herschman is well published in his areas of expertise and experienced in accident reconstruction and expert testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • ANESTHESIOLOGY
  • CRITICAL CARE
  • PAIN MANAGEMENT
  • INSURANCE FRAUD
  • MEDICAL LIABILITY / MALPRACTICE
  • DISABILITY EVALUATION
  • MEDICAL DEVICE FAILURE
  • TOXICOLOGY - CLINICAL AND LABORATORY
  • MEDICAL RECORD REVIEW
  • ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS COMPUTER FORENSICS
  • ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION
  • ARSON INVESTIGATION AND TRACE EVIDENCE
  • CRIMINALISTICS
  • BALLISTICS & FIREARMS
  • DOCUMENT EXAMINATION
  • FORENSIC MEDICAL SOFTWARE ANALYSIS
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    Infectious Disease Specialist
    350 30th St.
    Suite 511
    Oakland CA 94609
    USA
    phone: 510-835-6225
    fax: 510-834-8206
    Expertise: Expert in Infectious Disease-infections in all medical specialties: AIDS; Infection Control; Food poisoning; Hepatitis. Medicolegal consultant in above areas with extensive experience: case reviews, independent medical evaluations, depositions - trials (plaintiff and defense work).

    Degrees / Licenses: MD (Licenses: AZ, CA), American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases; Certification Board of Infection Control. HIV Specialist.

    See CV on Website for more details.

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    ToxNetwork.com
    14317 Bauer Drive
    Rockville MD 20853
    USA
    phone: 301-871-6715
    fax: 301-871-5586
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    Consulting in Toxicology, Carcinogenesis, Pharmacology, and Pharmacy

    Dr. Harry A. Milman is an international authority in Toxicology, Carcinogenesis (e.g., cancer causation), Pharmacology, and Pharmacy with over 40 years experience at the US National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Public Health Service, and as a Consulting Toxicologist. ToxNetwork.com is an internationally recognized consulting and expert witness practice serving law firms in the United States and abroad, including Australia. Dr. Milman, a Principal of the firm, assists prestigious law firms (Defense, Plaintiff; 50:50), chemical and pharmaceutical companies, trade associations, national and international organizations, and public relations firms with litigation support, pre-clinical toxicology testing and reporting, cancer and toxicology data evaluation, regulatory submissions (FDA, EPA), and communication of scientific information to lay-, semipprofessional and professional audience. Services provided in the areas of specialization include: Depositions; Jury Trial Testimony; Medical Records Review; Pre-Clinical Toxicology Support; Peer Review; Veterinary toxicology.

    Issues Evaluated
  • Carcinogens
  • Pharmacology
  • Morphine, Cocaine, Opioids
  • Benzene
  • Lithium
  • Gadolinium
  • Lead
  • Trichloroethylene
  • Product Liability
  • Drug Overdoses
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmacy Errors
  • 3/3/2011 · Toxicology
    Nongenotoxic bladder carcinogens that form bladder calculi have been concluded to be of low carcinogenic risk to humans because bladder stones would be expelled or surgically removed before they had a chance to exert their carcinogenic effect.

    Harry A. Milman, PhD, Elizabeth K. Weisburger
    This edition provides the reader with an overview of how to proceed with the various tests and how the data are eventually used for regulatory decisions.
    Harry A. Milman, PhD, Eugene Elmore (Eds.)
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    Harry A. Milman, PhD, Gustave Freeman (Eds.)
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    Dr. James C. Norris, DABT, EURT

    USA
    phone: 866-526-6774
    Dr. James C. Norris, Ph.D., DABT, EURT is an Expert Witness in Toxicology and Pharmacology. He has Litigation and Arbitration experience in the United States, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Dr. Norris has given testimony to government agencies, has acted as a consultant for the media (BBC) and is an Industrial Site Crisis Team Member. He is avaliable for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas Of Expertise:
  • Carcinogenicity and Chemicals
  • Combustion or Fire Toxicology
  • General and Inhalation Toxicology
  • Pesticides, and Pharmaceuticals (pharmacology)

    Professional Affiliations:
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • British Toxicology Society
  • Society of Toxicology
  • Editorial Boards of Inhalation Toxicology and Journal of Fire Sciences
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    Maria Nellie Betancourt
    President
    770 Magnolia Ave. Suite 2K
    PO Box 939 Corona CA 92878
    Corona CA 92879
    USA
    phone: 951-898-6600
    fax: 951-898-7647
    Dr. Nellie Betancourt is the President of OccMed, Inc. which has provided Occupational Medical Services to Workers' Compensation Insurers, Third Party Administrators and Private Corporations since 1995. Dr. Betancourt has more than 10 years in the field of Workers' Compensation. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible in Medical Toxicology.

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

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

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

    A fee schedule is available on request.
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    Kenneth S. Weinberg
    M.Sc., Ph.D.
    20 Thompson Court
    Stoughton MA 02072
    USA
    phone: 781-341-3893
    fax: 781-341-3893
    Kenneth Weinberg, Ph.D. is the principal consultant at Safdoc Systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Pathology from Boston University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences as well as a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Health and Radiation Health Physics from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

    Dr. Weinberg has expertise in pulmonary disease and pulmonary ibjury, as well as in the development of lung cancer due to exposure to environmental pollutants.

    Dr. Weinberg also has experience in toxicology and DUI evaluation

    Areas of Expertise:Laboratory Safety, Chemical Safety, Hospital Safety,OSHA regulatory compliance, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Response, Toxicology,Risk Assessment and Policy Developmenr. Dr. Weinberg is a Certified Toxics Use Reduction Planner in Massachusetts.
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    Michael Gossman, MS, DABR, FAAPM
    Chief Medical Physicist & RSO
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    706 23rd St
    Ashland KY 41101
    USA
    phone: 606-232-9283 (cell)
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    Michael S. Gossman, M.S., DABR, FAAPM is an Experienced Expert Witness, a Board Certified Medical Physicist, an Honorary Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and currently the Chief Medical Physicist & Radiation Safety Officer in Radiation Oncology at Tri-State Regional Cancer Center in Ashland, KY. He is extra-professionally an Accreditation Site Reviewer for the American College of Radiology (ACR), formerly for five years also with the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), was a 2-term Ohio River Valley Chapter President of the AAPM, and formerly a Graduate School Professor of Clinical Medical Physics at Wright State University. He is the highest ranking scientist in medicine. His expertise involves the safe, effective and precise delivery of radiation to achieve the therapeutic result prescribed in patient care by radiation oncologists striving to treat cancer patients with particle accelerators and radioactive material. Extra-professionally, he is retired as the Interim Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board Member for the Medical Dosimetry Journal, Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, and served four years as a Medical Consultant to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Chief Gossman is directly and ultimately responsible for all technical and scientific aspects of cancer treatment. He directly supervises and oversees efforts from staff medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists and x-ray technologists. As an expert in radiation detector measurements, particle accelerator and radioactive material calibrations, and radioactive material handling, Mr. Gossman is a highly respected medical physicist by medical physicists nationally. Chief Gossman is also the owner of the Radiation Oncology consulting company Regulation Directive Medical Physics, LLC.

    Services Provided:
    • Expert witness testimony
    • Patent review
    • Audits
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Medical event (misadministration) investigation
    • Independent medical evaluation of the probable deterministic effects of radiation exposures
    • Facility practice vs standards review
    • Facility preparation towards accreditation
    • Shielding calculations
    • Accelerator acceptance testing & commissioning
    • Quality assurance
    • Peer review of the Chief Medical Physicist
    • Radiation measurements
    • Radiation calculations
    • Radiation safety
    • Dose determination
    • Calibration of medical accelerators
    • Treatment planning
    • Calculation of time and dose for treatment
    • Handling, shipping, receiving, and storing radioactive material
    • Calibrating radioactive material
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Interpretation of bioassay results and other data related to radiation exposure
    • Calculation of internal and external radiation doses, as necessary
    8/6/2013 · Medical
    Cochlear implants, via direct electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve, allow the restoration of hearing and speech recognition in both adults and children having sensorineural deafness. These devices typically contain both extemal components (speech processor, microphone, transmitter) and intemal components (including the cochlear stimulator and electrode array), which are surgically placed under the skin behind the ear and in the cochlea.

    7/18/2013 · Radiology
    Inadequate research exists regarding testing of a ventricular assist device (VAD) for susceptibility to radiation damage. Specifically, minimal data are available to radiation oncologists prescribing treatment plans for patients with an implanted VAD. As the number of implanted devices increases, patients requiring radiation at tissue sites near or at the device will increase.

    6/28/2013 · Medical
    Improved outcomes and quality of life of heart failure patients have been reported with the use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs).

    1/8/2013 · Radiology
    New research shows the effects of electron beams on implanted vascular access ports composed of plastic, determining how they impair the fluence of radiation around them.

    10/23/2012 · Radiology
    Abstract. Object: Where no society-based or manufacturer guidance on radiation limits to neuromodulation devices is available, this research provides the groundwork for neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists who rely on the computerized treatment plan clinically for cancer patients.

    7/25/2012 · Medical Physics
    Abstract-The medical community is advocating for progressive improvement in the design of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and implantable pacemakers to accommodate elevations in dose limitation criteria.

    5/14/2012 · Radiology
    Since the first commercial multichannel cochlear implant was marketed by Cochlear in 1985 (1), use of the device has grown exponentially. As of mid-2010, more than 188,000 people worldwide have received a cochlear implant system (2). Recent developments in the manufacturing of cochlear implants by the market leader, Cochlear Limited (based in Australia), have resulted in an aim to provide electronically stable models (3).

    3/13/2012 · Medical Physics
    We detail, derive and correct the technical use of the solid angle variable identified in formal guidance that relates skyshine calculations to dose-equivalent rate.

    12/5/2011 · Radiology
    Abstract -- In order to determine a mouse's dose accurately and prior to engaging in live mouse radiobiological research, a tissue-equivalent tumor-bearing phantom mouse was constructed and bored to accommodate detectors. Comparisons were made among four different types of radiation detectors, each inserted into the mouse phantom for radiation measurement under a 6 MV linear accelerator beam.

    9/9/2011 · Radiology
    Skyshine radiation emanating from medical accelerator facilities is a phenomenon not well understood.

    7/22/2011 · Medical Physics
    In the process of radiation oncology department accreditation, surveyors pay close attention to continuous quality improvement in the clinical section.

    1/3/2010 · Medical Physics
    As promulgated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, packaging regulations for radioactive material are confusing (e.g., “activity” vs “contained” activity vs “total” activity). As a consequence, medical physicists are forced to secondguess the intent of the regulations.

    1/2/2010 · Medical Physics
    Recent improvements to the functionality and stability of implantable pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators involve changes that include efficient battery power consumption and radiation hardened electrical circuits. Manufacturers have also pursued MRI-compatibility for these devices

    12/31/2009 · Medical Physics
    Vascular access ports are used widely in the administering of drugs for radiation oncology patients. Their dosimetric effect on radiation therapy delivery in photon beams has not been rigorously established. In this work, the effects on external beam fields when any of a variety of vascular access ports were included in the path of a high energy beam are studied. This study specifically identifies sidescatter and backscatter consequences as well as attenuation effects.

    Edited by Oliver Vonend & Siegfried Eckert
    Michael Gossman is the author of Chapter 9: Clinical Concerns For and Strategies With Pacemakers in Radiation Oncology
    Authors: Todd Pawlicki, et al; Editors; Michael Gossman (Ch. 19), et al
    This comprehensive work highlights benefits of quality techniques, approaches to implementation, and guidelines for specific quality assurance steps related to equipment and procedures used in radiotherapy. After an overview of manufacturing and engineering techniques, the text addresses quality and safety issues in radiotherapy from both the physician and physicist viewpoints.