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Correctional (Jails /Prisons) Facilities Healthcare Expert Witnesses

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Sanjay Adhia, MD
Forensic Psychiatry, Psychiatric Damages Consultant
Sugar Land TX 77479
USA
phone: 832-746-5905
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Dr. Adhia is double-Board-Certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, and is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). His forensic and clinical practices focus on the psychiatric impact of personal injury, abuse, competency, violence, and complicating mental illness. Dr. Adhia evaluates and treats psychiatric injury and disability in victims and alleged abusers. He treats patients in high-risk and security sensitive settings including maximum security prisons and correctional psychiatric hospitals, inmates on death row and segregated in Isolation. In addition, Dr. Adhia works with Physicians for Human Rights to assess victims of kidnapping and false imprisonment, human trafficking, undue influence, physical and sexual abuse, rape, and fear of imminent death. In all populations, he assesses PTSD, Anxiety, Depressive Disorders, risk of suicide, and malingering. He is experienced in treatment and impact of drug and alcohol abuse on decision-making. Dr. Adhia also treats severe psychosis (Schizophrenia, hallucinations) and psychopathology.

Dr. Adhia’s findings consider complicating factors, such as emotional distress worsened by physical and emotional isolation from family and support. Other factors are pre-existing mental and physical illness, competency and capacity (e.g. dementia, Intellectual Disability.)

As a physician, Dr. Adhia is uniquely qualified to review medical records and doctor reports.

Institutional medicine, medical malpractice, and standard of care, apply to both public and private facilities, including government regulated correctional institutions and psychiatric hospital. Dr. Adhia is skilled in these med-legal issues.

Dr. Adhia conducts Independent Medical Examinations, review of records, and reports his med-legal findings and opinions. He is available to testify in civil, criminal, probate, Federal, Immigration and administrative jurisdictions.

  • Violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Malpractice and Standard of Care
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Competency
  • Suicide
  • Psychiatric Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Correctional
  • Fitness for Duty
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    James Tyler Carpenter, PhD, FAACP
    490 North Main St., Suite 2
    Randolph MA 02368
    USA
    phone: 781-963-1800 or 857-939-9374 (Cell)
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    James-Tyler-Carpenter-Psychology Expert PhotoJames Tyler Carpenter, PhD, FAACP, is a Board Certified (Clinical) Licensed Psychologist Provider. Dr. Carpenter’s training began with latency age children, adolescents, and their families. It has evolved over almost 30 years of professional practice to include assessment, treatment, teaching, supervision, consultation, and research.

    Dr. Carpenter specializes in psychosis, character disorder, trauma, offending behavior, suicidal patients, personality, forensics, disability, and integrating the full spectrum of temporal and modality specific psychological treatments across inpatient, outpatient, milieu, residential, and correctional settings.

    Dr. Carpenter has held academic, research, and teaching appointments at Harvard University, Medical School, and Extension Schools, as well as Boston, Lesley, Roger Williams Universities, Massachusetts School for Professional Psychology, and the China American Psychoanalytic Alliance. He has published, taught, supervised, served as an editorial consultant, and presented on the topics of subliminal stimulation, meditation based psychotherapies, group psychotherapy, integrating techniques, the use of translators in forensic assessments and treatment, group treatment of violent offenders, assessment of suicidal patients, psychopathology, theories of psychotherapy, personality, and the recidivism of released inmates.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Carpenter has received forensic expert witness training and experience. He has performed Risk Evaluations and testified for both the defense and the prosecution on Psychosis, Treatment, and Homicide. His assessment skills extend to the full range of psychometric instruments involved in assessing personality, psychopathology, risk, impairment, and cognitive compromise as applied to forensic-clinical and disability assessment.

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    Lenard Vare Consulting
    Lenard Vare
    PO Box 3452
    Napa CA 94559
    USA
    phone: 707-430-7568
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    Lenard Vare is a Corrections Expert with over 26 years of experience managing and operating small to large Prisons and Jails. He earned a Masters degree in Justice Management and a Baccalaureate in Criminal Justice Administration.

    Mr. Vare retired at the level of Warden from the Nevada Department of Corrections and managed the operations of four prisons which housed inmates of varying classifications from minimum custody to maximum security in both male and female institutions. He has served 9 years as the Director of the Napa County Department of Corrections which oversees all corrections functions in the County.

    Mr. Vare has taught various classes in emergency management and preparation to a number of law enforcement agencies, audited numerous jails and prisons for adherence to policies and procedures, conducted internal affairs investigations, and oversaw the construction of a new prison and rehabilitation and reopening of a older facility to ensure that all standards were met prior to occupancy. He also has over six years of experience teaching criminal justice classes in an undergraduate program.

    Consulting and Litigation Support - Lenard Vare has five yeas of expert witness experience with services provided in litigation preparation and served as expert witness in a number of law suits related to Excessive Force, Religious Issues, and Deaths in Custody.

    Services - Mr. Vare provides services to correctional facilities and attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. These include facility evaluation and audits, review, analyze, and interpret correctional litigation or complaints, and provide basic or comprehensive written reports.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Corrections Policy Review & Development
    • Jail and Prisons Procedural Review
    • Jail and Prison Classification Systems
    • Jails and Prison Use of Restraints and Force
    • Jail & Prison Security Assessments
    • Liability Claims Assistance
    • Training in Jails and Prisons
  • Jail and Prison Procedural Review
  • Information & Research Supervisory Audits
  • Inmate Behavior
  • LGBTQI Inmates
  • Jails and Prison Suicide Management
  • In-custody Death Review
  • Internal Affairs Investigations
  • CV Available Upon Request.
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    Kathryn J. Wild
    Consultant
    10580 N. McCarran Blvd, #115
    Suite 504
    Reno NV 89503
    USA
    phone: 909-720-0961
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    Kathryn J. Wild RN, MPA, CCHP has worked in the Correctional Healthcare field for over 28 years. She has many years of experience in Clinical Nursing, supervision, management and strategic planning. Ms. Wild provides consultative reviews for detention facilities regarding the health programs they operate as well as review of medical records and expert witness work in the correctional health care field.

    Ms. Wild's background includes working with the Orange County Health Care Agency in Orange County, CA as the Deputy Agency Director of Correctional Health Services. Before that she was the Health Services Administrator for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in San Bernardino, CA.

    Ms. Wild has been retained as an expert over 100 times. Her services are available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Services Include:
    • Screen Cases for Merit
    • Review, Analyze and Interpret Medical Records
    • Provide Basic or Comprehensive Written Reports
    • Interpret Standards of Care, Deviation and Adherences as they relate to Correctional Health Care
    • Develop Chronological Time Lines
    • NCCHC and ACA Accreditation Preparation
    • Policy and Procedure Development
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    Wayne H. Grant, Pharm D
    3655 Rawnsdale Road
    Shaker Heights Ohio 44122
    USA
    phone: 216-339-0183
    Wayne H. Grant, PharmD, is a Clinical Pharmacist with a hospice in Cleveland, Ohio and an adjunct clinical assistant professor with the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. As part of an 18 year career, Dr. Grant has an in-depth understanding of various sectors of pharmacy practice. Long-term care, institutional (prison), infusion and retail practice has strengthened the ability to decipher the medical management of patients transitioning through different health care settings.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Grant is an expert in pharmacy practice. His expertise in long-term, institutional, infusion, and retail practice allow for an extensive understanding of the various pharmacy sectors. Dr. Grant is responsible for pharmacotherapeutic management, medication safety and efficacy and drug information all which follow federal, state and local laws. He has provided a variety of expert witness services on behalf of legal professionals, including attorney consultation, case review, case opinion, and written case opinion.

    Areas of Medication Expertise:
    • Adverse Drug Reactions
    • Chronic Pain
    • Drugs and Narcotics
    • Geriatrics
    • Hospice / Palliative Care
    • Hospital Pharmacy
    • Infusion Pharmacy
  • Long Term Care
  • Medical-Legal Issues
  • Nursing Homes
  • Overdosages
  • Pain Management
  • Pharmaceutical Care
  • Pharmacology
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    Donald L. Leach II & Associates, Ltd.
    Donald L. Leach, II
    Sandy UT 84092
    USA
    phone: 859-552-4286
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    Donald L. Leach, II, is a Jail / Corrections Management expert with over 30 years of experience. He has 20 years of consulting experience on jail management issues nationally, focusing on Risk Management for jails and jail operational methodology.

    Mr. Leach has extensive supervisory experience, having overseen up to 402 employees (indirectly). He also supervised internal affairs investigations, experienced in interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, motivating, evaluating, and dismissing personnel. He is experienced in administering and managing a large detention facility, developing and administering programs, budgeting, contract development and monitoring, conducting research, monitoring compliance with policies and procedures, community relations, public speaking, controlling costs, problem-solving, and preparing reports.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Leach has served as an expert witness for 5 years, in both State and Federal court. His services are available to counsel for both Plaintiff and Defense and include case review, testimony, and consultation for jail and prison issues.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Jail Management
    • Use of Force
    • In-custody Death
    • Security / Operations
    • Medical and Mental Health Services
  • Classification
  • Contract Management for Privatized Services
  • Management Information Systems
  • Strip Search
  • Gang and STG
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    Constance Paine, RN,CCRN, LNCC
    4058 Hegg St.
    San Diego CA 92115
    USA
    phone: 619-997-8407
    fax: 619-255-9501
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    Constance J. Paine CCRN, LNC, is a Legal Nurse Consultant with over 40 years of nursing experience. Ms. Paine offers comprehensive services to the legal community in cases involving Critical Care, Interventional Radiology, Medical Surgical, and Discharge Planning. She is currently the Principal at CP LegalMed Consulting and a Staff Nurse in ICU at UC San Diego Health System.

    Ms. Paine has been retained as a nursing expert over 70 times for actions involving Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Product Liability. She provides non-biased opinions for attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defense. Ms. Paine is available to identify causation and damages issues and attend IME's. Her services also include assessment, review, analysis, and research of medical cases, and education of nursing standard of care issues.

    Areas of Specialization:
    • Hospital Policy & Procedure
    • Open Heart Surgery Patients
    • Pacemaker / Implantable Defibrillator Management
    • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps
    • Continuous Dialysis
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Ventilated Patients - acute and chronic
  • Stroke Care
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Epidural Catheters
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Wound Care
  • Fall Risk Management
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    Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP

    23036 Cassano Drive
    Laguna Niguel CA 92677
    USA
    phone: 951-205-3077
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    Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP is a Correctional Healthcare Consultant with over 33 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including correctional healthcare (both medical and mental health), clinical nursing, management, and administration in a variety of healthcare venues.

    In her role as Deputy Agency Director for the Orange County Health Care Agency, Ms. Pearson was responsible for all medical and mental health care provided in the Orange County (California) adult and juvenile detention facilities. The adult jail system ranks in the "top ten" in terms of size in the country, with an average daily population of over 6,000 inmates. She has been honored as a National Award Recipient for Excellence in Executive Leadership at the 2016 Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM Awards (Giving Excellence Meaning).

    An expert in her field, Ms. Pearson delivers seminars and lectures on Correctional Healthcare topics around the country. In 2017, she spoke on “The Art of Managing Regulatory Inspections,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare in Chicago, IL, on “Clinical Management for High-Risk Patients in this Litigious Environment,” to the American Correctional Health Services Association in San Jose, CA, and “Sticking Together: A Cohesive Correctional Healthcare Delivery System,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare Leadership Institute in Las Vegas, NV.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Pearson previously provided Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death case reviews as an in-house consultant for two law firms in the Midwest. She currently consults on policy and procedure development and comprehensive correctional health system review and recommendations.

    Ms. Pearson has served as a correctional healthcare expert witness in over 35 cases in the past four years. Her services are available to attorneys representing plaintiffs or defendants and includes comprehensive written reports for both federal and state cases, standard of care evaluation, and correctional health care deviation identification.
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    Paul M. Adler, DO, FACEP, MBA
    PO Box 6743
    Ventura CA 93006
    USA
    phone: 917-974-8073
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    Paul M. Adler, DO, FACEP, MBA, Medical Director for the Ventura County, California, Department of Corrections, has worked in Correctional / Jail/ Prison Medicine since 1995. He has overseen the care of inmates in Jails in California and New York, as well as Prison inmates who have been transferred to county facilities to serve their terms for years in county jails in California. He has also overseen Correctional health car in locked units in Hospitals .

    Dr. Adler is the President-Elect of The American Correctional Health Services Association of California / Nevada, which represents all clinicians and administrators in Jails/Prisons in California and Nevada. He previously oversaw a County Hospital, County Nursing Home and ran a County Health Department and oversaw Correctional healthcare for the Westchester, New York Jail.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Adler has defended Jails and Prisons in Southern California, Idaho, Texas, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, etc. He has been involved in Plaintiff litigation in many states including against Rikers Island, NY and Cook County Jail.

    Dr. Adler still works as a full-time practicing physician and has helped attorneys and insurance companies in Emergency Medicine, Nursing Home Medicine, Public Health and Hospital Administration since 1985. Dr. Adler is available to review and consult on clinical Correctional/Jail/Prison cases for attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Services:
    • Screen Cases for Merit
    • Review, Analyze and interpret Medical Records
    • Provide Basic or Comprehensive Written Reports
    • Interpret Standards of Care, Deviation and Adherences as they Relate to Correctional Health Care
    • Develop Chronological Time Lines
    • Policy and Procedure Development