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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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    Jerald L. Cook, MD, FACOEM
    10425 Tierrasanta Blvd
    Ste 108
    San Diego CA 92124
    United States
    phone: 858-848-9052
    fax: 858-251-3041
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    Med Fit Consulting is an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Risk Prevention company. Med Fit provides consulting services to management, safety officers, and human resource officers to reduce corporate expenditures and risk in the areas of disability and workers' compensation, regulations such as OSHA, ADA, and FMLA, and improved worker health and wellbeing.

    Some corporations are uncertain of their needs and desire an overview assessment of their worksite to learn how they can increase compliance and improve their work environment. Examples of Med Fit Consulting services include:
    • Risk communication to employees or public regarding industrial or environmental exposures
    • Recommendations on reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities
    • Emergency management planning
    • Crisis situations or catastrophic events in community
    • Disability management, collaborating with treating physicians to reduce time away from work
    • Health promotion and wellness program development
    • Medical surveillance program development
    • Early return to work policy development
    • Occupational health evaluation of the worksite
    Jerald Cook Occupational Medicine Expert PhotoJerald L. Cook, MD, FACOEM, is Board certified in Occupational Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

    With additional experience in Environmental Medicine and Toxicology, Dr. Cook has broad background experience, serving such industries as nuclear power, firefighters, healthcare workers, police officers, veterinarians, public service, transportation, military and veterans, warehousing and retail, environmental engineering, business services, and federal government.

    Dr. Cook is currently the Medical Director at a worksite clinic providing acute, primary, and preventive care to warehouse workers. He also serves as a military advisor and also provides direct acute care, primary care, wellness screening and health counseling to active duty Marines and Sailors.

    Previously, Dr. Cook held the title of Occupational Health Department Head at the Twentynine Palms Naval Hospital where he was the sole provider offering occupational health services to 660 hospital staff and over 5,000 civilians and service members. He provided OSHA compliant medical surveillance examinations, FMCSA certification examinations, and managed federal workers’ compensation injuries and illnesses.

    View Dr. Cook's Expert Witness Profile.
    3/19/2018 · Toxicology
    Cocaine remains a popular drug of abuse, and per HHS (2008) of 6.5 million US Federal workplace drug tests, about 40,000 were positive for cocaine in 2007. Drug testing for cocaine is based on the metabolite benzoylecogonine which is detectable in the user’s urine for 24 hours, possibly even up to 72 hours. Non-metabolized cocaine may only be detectable for 4-6 hours following use, making it a less useful target in a drug testing program.

    2/12/2018 · Forensics
    In 2016 the White House reported that they were going to scrutinize some forensic sciences in the court room. The White House's scrutiny, however, over some forensic disciplines is probably justified. When the level of evidence required is very high, the expectations from the scientific community should also be very high. These are usually cases where consequences of decisions can lead to long imprisonments. Being speculative about what evidence means, or making decisions based on poor science is irresponsible. The public has high expectations from the scientific community, and when experts testify that there is scientific evidence which proves a case, there is trust involved in those statements. If judges allow experts to present themselves as such, and to express their opinions as the truth, errors involved making scientific conclusions may not be well understood by the layperson.

    1/17/2018 · Toxicology
    Presumptive tests, also known as preliminary tests or field tests, allow drugs to be quickly classified into a particular chemical group, but do not unequivocally identify the presence of a specific chemical compound. Preliminary drug test results are often included in a panel of tests, which then be used as a guide to an appropriate confirmatory test to determine and verify the chemical compounds present.

    11/16/2017 · Disability
    Fibromyalgia is considered a functional disorder with unknown etiology and unclear pathophysiology. It's not well understood because there is little objective information to support the physical and psychological impairment that affected individuals report. This often becomes a challenge for individuals that feel disabled by the disorder and try to prove that the disorder prevents productive and meaningful work, so they qualify for disability benefits. Fibromyalgia is characterized by complaints of widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and poor sleep, cognitive and psychiatric symptoms, headaches including migraines, and a variety of other symptoms. With or without psychosomatic symptoms, depression and anxiety are common in fibromyalgia (Ghiggia, et al. 2017) and should always be assessed when evaluating the presence of and effects of fibromyalgia. Individuals with fibromyalgia experience a heightened response to stimuli.

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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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    C. Michael Wright, MD, FACC, DABCL, FNLA
    Del Mar CA USA
    phone: 858-699-1958
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    C. Michael Wright, MD, FACC, DABCL, FNLA, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Clinical Lipidology. With 30 years of experience, his main interest and focus is in preventing cardiovascular disease through a combination of lifestyle interventions, sophisticated risk assessment and, when appropriate, judicious use of medications.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Wright has been providing medical expert witness consultative services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant for over five years. His services include medical record review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony. Dr. Wright's cases include issues of:

    Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine - Clinical Lipidology - Preventive Cardiology

    Background - Dr. Wright is currently a Cardiologist in private practice at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Scripps Center for Executive Health, and a Staff physician at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.

    Dr. Wright completed his cardiovascular fellowship at UCSD. From 1999 to 2007, he founded and served as CEO of the LifeScore Clinic. During this time, he performed over 15,000 comprehensive assessments on clients from all over the world. Dr. Wright combined sophisticated body imaging with extensive lab work, often including genetic testing and advanced biomarker testing. His published research, 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals, is the most comprehensive CT database. It demonstrates that standard chest CTs can be used to accurately predict cardiovascular mortality by quantifying the calcium in the coronary arteries.

    Dr. Wright is a voluntary Clinical Professor at UCSD, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, where he mentors post doctoral students and assists with research papers on data collected at LifeScore Clinic. He is also on the LipoScience Advisory Panel and Speaker Panel where he counsels on the various density lipoprotein (LDL) particles in the blood and provides physicians and their patients with information to personalize management of risk for heart disease.