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New York NY USA
phone: 212-866-2534
Laura S. Boylan, MD, FAAN, is a Board Certified, Columbia University educated and trained Neurologist. Licensed in New York and Minnesota, Dr. Boylan is in active clinical practice in both states (NYC and Duluth). She also has over 20 years of teaching experience, including at both Columbia and NYU.

Dr. Boylan has special interest in Movement Disorders as well in the psychiatric and cognitive manifestations of neurologic disease and injury, based in part on working at Bellevue Hospital Center in NYC and fellowship training in psychiatry, including psychopharmacology. As a Neurohospitalist, she has extensive experience dealing with neurological emergencies.

Litigation Support - Dr. Boylan has over 15 years of peer review experience. She also provides expert witness case review and evaluation in product liability, personal injury, criminal, and medical malpractice cases. Dr. Boylan has provided numerous opinions on disability due to neurologic conditions. Dr. Boylan's services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include thorough reports, medical record review, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Brain Injury / Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Quality of Life
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dystonia
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Tourette's
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Psychiatry / Neurology Border Zone
  • Neurologic Disability
  • Neurohospitalist Issues
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    Dr. William R. Sawyer PhD, D-ABFM, D-ABFE
    29 Fennell Street
    Skaneateles, NY 13152
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    All States
    phone: 800-308-0080 (toll free) or 315-685-2345
    Dr. William R. Sawyer is a Professional Toxicologist with a doctorate in toxicology from Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine and has over 29 years of extensive experience in Public Health and Forensic Toxicology with specialized expertise in causation analyses (plaintiff and defendant) including Alcohol toxicology, Drugs-of-Abuse, Pharmaceuticals, Herbal Products, Dioxins, Solvents, Heavy Metals, Crude Oil, and other Chemicals. Dr. Sawyer has testified in trial or deposition in over 30 states including NY, MA, CT, PA, RI, NH, DE, NJ, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, AR, MO, KY, IN, IL, WI, MI, OH, MN, MT, WA, CA, TX, OK.

    As a skilled scientist and communicator in the area of toxic tort, Dr. Sawyer provides services to governmental agencies, corporations, select plaintiffs or defendants. Dr. Sawyer currently serves as Chief Toxicologist for TCAS, LLC and served for 23 years as an Assistant Professor (adjunct) with the Department of Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. Dr. Sawyer also has approximately 14 years experience as a licensed clinical and environmental laboratory director in several states.

    Lisa Myers interviews Dr. Sawyer on NBC Nightly News

    TCAS Services and Expertise:
    • Alcohol Toxicology
    • Analytical Testing
    • Asbestos Toxicology
    • Birth Defects
    • Carcinogenesis
    • Causation Assessments
    • Chemical Toxicology
    • Carbon Monoxide
  • Dioxin Toxicology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Laboratory Services
  • Mass Toxic Tort
  • Medical Malpractice - Pharmaceuticals
  • Petroleum Toxicology
  • Forensic Source ID
  • Qualifications & Experience
    • Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine (D-ABFM) and American Board of Forensic Examiners (D-ABFE)
    • Academic Affiliations- Medical School Faculty (adjunct)
    • Government Experience - Public Health Toxicologist
    • Toxic Tort Causation / Determination - Defense, Plaintiff
    • Experienced Clinical and Environmental Laboratory Director
    • Considerable Experience with Mass Toxic Torts
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    Forensic Psychiatrist and School Mental Health Expert
    307 West Minnehaha Parkway
    Minneapolis MN 55419
    phone: 612-275-7385
    William R. Dikel, MD, is a board certified Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist with over 30 years experience providing expertise to professionals in all of the systems that serve individuals who have mental health disorders.

    Dr. Dikel served as a Past President of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society and the MN Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a Lifetime Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Dikel works with defense and plaintiff's attorneys in civil and criminal justice cases, and provides consultation and expert witness services to professionals and clients in the Education, Insurance, Public Health, Social Services, Corrections and Mental Health systems. Dr. Dikel is skilled in communicating complex psychiatric issues to laypersons, and this skill has proven to be very useful in consultations with attorneys and in deposition and courtroom testimony. Dr. Dikel has provided over 25 years of psychiatric care to severely mentally ill clients in community mental health clinics.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Forensic Psychiatry
    • Personal Injury
    • Psychiatric Diagnosis Clarification
    • Mental Health File Reviews
    • Disability / Insurance Claims
    • School Mental Health
    • Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs)
    • Special Education Responsibilities
    • Educational Due Process Hearings
    • Management / Organizational Consultation
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Workman's Compensation
    • Diminished Capacity / Competency
  • Reduced Responsibility
  • Child Protection Psychiatric Assessments
  • Workplace Violence / Harassment
  • Competency Assessments
  • Defamation Lawsuits
  • Insanity Defense
  • Employee Psychiatric Risk Assessment
  • Malpractice Issues
  • Standards of Care
  • Institutional Negligence
  • Neurological Damage
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Contested Wills
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    William R. Dikel, MD
    From anxiety and depression to ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, behavior disorders, substance use disorders, and psychoses, this practical book provides essential information on how mental health disorders are diagnosed and treated, how they tend to manifest at school, and how they affect students’ emotions, behaviors, and ability to learn. It explains why traditional behavioral interventions are often unsuccessful, and describes effective classroom interventions that teachers can use to provide optimal educational experiences.
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    Dr. Vernon M. Neppe, MD, PhD, FRS(SAf), DFAPA
    Director/ Professor
    Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute, 6300 9th Ave NE, Ste 353
    Seattle WA 98115
    phone: 206-527-6289
    fax: 206 892 9689
    Prof. Vernon M. Neppe - Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute

  • Internationally renowned,
  • Neuropsychiatrist, Behavioral Neurologist, Psychopharmacologist, Psychiatrist, Forensic specialist (All listed in peer-selected book America's Top Doctors only MD in 5 sub-specialties/ specialties] and in all editions]. Also internationally recognized Epilepsy specialist, Consciousness researcher, Narcolepsy expert, Research Methodologist, head injury, trauma, and brain disorders specialist

  • He is an experienced, extremely peer-respected clinician, and pioneering researcher (directly impacted millions.). 700+ publications, 10+ books (see listings (includes How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Witnessin-demand communicator—professional speaker & media), creativity specialist (Distinguished Prof.,ECAO), incisive thinker (chess champion), and a versatile multi-specialty civil medicolegal expert (defense or plaintiff)
  • Led 1st USA & International Delegation in Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychiatry. Expertise includes
  • head injury, brain disturbances, personal injury,
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE),
  • medications,
  • seizures,
  • malpractice,
  • stress
  • Nutrition supplements
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • Vegetative / Minimal Consciousness states,
  • Narcolepsy,
  • Pharmaceutical Patents:
  • Mental disorders,
  • Suicide
  • At times, he's consulted in several different areas in the same case e.g. medications, brain damage, psychiatry, movement disorders or seizures, depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychosis, attention deficit, Post-traumatic stress
  • Honors: Best Doctors in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Whting Memorial Prize 2016,
  • Ebook: How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Witness
  • Prof. Neppe also has dual MD and PhD (Med) plus received Board Certifications UCNS Behav Neurology & Neuropsychiatry (2006) and ABPN (BC Psychiatry, subspec: Forensic Psych-04, Geriat Psych-11) & DPsM (with Neurol & Psychiatr)
  • Fellow Royal Society, SA (?1st USA MD(2002), FFPsych(SA),
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (2007)
  • Additionally, MMed (Psych), DABFM, DABFE, DABPS (Psychopharm), FACFE, FCPsych, FRCPC-10. DSPE
  • Dipl & SRF, ISPE;
  • Civl expert and Competency (not Criminal) consults (Plaintiff or Defense) throughout USA , Canada & Internationally works only with attorneys-profound impacts as expert on the brain Cases include multimillion dollar verdicts for plaintiffs and millions saved for the defense. Services at all stages of civil litigation— record reviews, written reports, depositions, testimony, rebuttal, arbritration, advising retained throughout USA and internationally, and this includes high profile cases.analyses of strengths and weaknesses Dr Neppe's versatility & qualifications allow his use as single expert at multiple international levels —e.g. brain, psychiatry, neuropsychopharmacology, seizures, higher brain, research methodology, diagnosis saving time, money & without contradictions.
  • Vernon M. Neppe MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA
    These nine articles constitute a monograph series to assist civil litigation attorneys with medical experts. Each paper is a self-sustaining unit.
    Vernon M. Neppe MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA
    Prof. Neppe, MD, PhD, FFPsych, FRCPC, defines for the first time the new non-fiction literary genre of Sciction -- science through literature. Psychiatric and neurological medications become comprehensible to patients, families and general readers yet the book is a wonderful text for students and professionals in the health and psychological fields. This unique self-help book on brain medications and social and medical issues educates through fascination.
    Vernon M. Neppe MD, PhD, FRSSAf, DFAPA
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    Matthew Lee
    MD, RPh, MS
    5700 Old Richmond Ave.
    Suite A-5
    Richmond VA 23226
    phone: 804-358-1492
    fax: 804-358-1491
    Dr. Matthew Lee is a Physician, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist and Toxicologist who also practices as an Expert Witness and Legal Strategy Consultant.

    Specific Benefits Include:
  • Increased quality and integrity of written expert reports, based on an expanded knowledge base
  • Time savings by only having to coordinate and discuss a case with one expert as opposed to two or more
  • Since there is so much overlap between fields in the medical profession it is often hard to determine where one scope ends and another begins. This ambiguity is dramatically decreased , and scope increased by combining physician, pharmacist, and pharmacologist into one
  • Communication skills of a pharmacist and experience dealing directly with the lay-public, in addition to the knowledge and background of a physician is extremely beneficial describing technical details to a jury
  • Practicing in different realms within the healthcare field has allowed Dr. Lee to integrate the multiple facets giving him a unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has
  • Case Experience Includes:
  • Criminal and Civil Cases
  • Anaphylactic Reactions
  • Overdosel
  • Wrongful Death
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Fentanyl Overdose
  • Dilaudid Overdose
  • Pharmacist Mis-Fills
  • Pharmacist Dispensing Errors
  • Pharmacy Standard of Care
  • Medication Adverse Effects
  • Falls Related to Medications (in and out of hospital)
  • Toxicology/Toxic Reactions
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Positive Drug Screens in the Workplace
  • Workplace Safety
  • Fit for Duty Testing
  • Dilaudid is a commonly used opioid narcotic analgesic in hospitals due to its potency and effectiveness in the management of acute pain. On occasion, patients may be administered too much Dilaudid resulting in an overdose.

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    Dr. Jeffrey Alan Sugar, MD
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at USC
    312 E. Sycamore Avenue
    El Segundo CA 90245
    phone: 310-291-0886
    Jeffrey SugarJeffrey A. Sugar, MD has been a practicing Psychiatrist for over 20 years. Dr. Sugar is board certified both in Child and General Psychiatry. He is Past President of the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at USC, and has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA.

    Dr. Sugar is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Trauma Program at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA where he sees patients, teaches psychiatry, and performs research. He is Attending Psychiatrist in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics at USC. He teaches child and general psychiatrists-in-training and medical students on topics ranging from Trauma, Adversity, and Dissociation to Psychotherapy theory and methods.

    Dr. Sugar was the founding director of the Hathaway Children’s Clinical Research Institute where he performed funded research on the effects of interpersonal child trauma. Dr. Sugar has presented at national and international meetings on child and adolescent Trauma and Dissociation. Director, Child Psychiatry Trauma Program at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine ..

    Dr. Sugar has been worked with the legal industry since 1988. Qualified in Superior court, he has been retained over 40 times as an expert in a broad range of child and general psychiatric cases, for both Plaintiff and Defense. His services include:
    • Consultation Regarding Psychiatric Injury, Diagnosis, Treatment
    • Record Review and Opinion
    • Psychiatric Interview and Mental Status Evaluation
    • Expert testimony
    Dr. Sugar's litigation support is available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. His Areas of Expertise include:
    • Effects of Trauma and Adversity on Child Development
    • Chronic Physical, Sexual or Emotional Abuse
    • Psychological Trauma in the Workplace
    • Date Rape / Internet Seduction
    • Post-Traumatic Loss, Grief and Depression
  • Psychological Effects of Injury to the Body or Brain
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Wrongful Death - Medication Mismanagement
  • Improper Psychotherapy Supervision
  • Schoolyard Bullying and Rape
  • Professional Training:
    • MD: University of California, San Francisco
    • General Psychiatry: Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, California
    • Child Psychiatry: UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute
    • Chief Fellow: UCLA
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    Paul Abato Consulting
    Paul Abato, PhD
    Services Provided Nationally
    Providence RI USA
    phone: 401-487-6594
    Litigation Support - Dr Abato has been retained by a major generic pharmaceutical drug company in a high profile case, he was deposed and participated in pretrial preparation. Currently, Dr Abato is providing expert witness consulting services in an ongoing case for a nutraceutical company where he has been deposed and is involved in pretrial preparation.

    Paul Abato, PhD, is a Medicinal ChemistDr Abato is also presently consulting for H3 Biomedicine where he oversees radio-labled syntheses of active pharmaceutical agents for pharmacokinetic studies in rodent and higher species. A Ph. D. Medicinal Chemist with over 20 years of experience in the discovery and development of novel human therapeutics in the areas of anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases.

    Dr. Abato has been involved in all aspects of drug research and development from synthesis/purification, in-vitro, in-vivo (efficacy and pharmacokinetics) testing, dosing routs, formulation, and the management of CROs to support pre-clinical testing. He has contributed significantly to the development of an antibacterial clinical candidate (Omadacycline) currently in Phase III clinical trials and the discovery of five preclinical candidates for Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. In 2013, Dr. Abato co-authored a pre-IND proposal that received a favorable review by the FDA.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pharmacology Science
    • Drug Research and Analysis
    • Drug Formulation Development
    • Drugs & Pharmaceutical Testing
    • Drug Effects / Reactions
    • Synthesis / Purification
  • In-vitro /In-vivo (efficacy and pharmacokinetics)
  • Dosing Routs
  • Drug Delivery
  • Drug Dogs
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Patent Infringement
  • Hatch-Waxman ANDA Patent Infringement
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    Luke A. Probst, BS, PharmD, BCPS
    4815 Hyde Rd.
    Manlius NY 13104
    phone: 315-436-5309
    Luke A. Probst, BS, PharmD, BCPS, is a Pharmacist with over 30 years of practice experience in Community Pharmacy, Nursing Home, Home Infusion, and Hospital Pharmacy Environments.

    Background - The majority of Dr. Probst's career has been in tertiary care academic medical centers with an emphasis on pediatric pharmacy practice. He has held positions ranging from staffing / operations to clinical specialist to director. His academic activities include the training of nurses and physicians through various multidisciplinary activities including lectures, grand rounds, and symposium presentations related to Medication Safety and Drug Therapy. Dr. Probst's research activities involve medication use and translational research

    Dr. Probst has been an invited lecturer at local, state, and national pharmacy, nursing, medical, and children’s hospital association related conferences. He is a member of the Institutional Review Board at an academic medical center, editorial consultant for several pharmacy publications, and primary or co-author for a number of peer reviewed publications.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Probst's patient care practices in pediatric pharmacy services yield a unique level of expertise in Pharmacotherapy-related litigation. As evidenced by ongoing certification as a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, his skills related to drug therapy management in adults and children are well validated. He provides expert consultation and witness services including deposition for both plaintiff and defendant cases.

    Expert Consultation and Witness Qualifications:
    • Academic medical center, community hospital, nursing home, home infusion and retail pharmacy practices
    • Adult and pediatric critical care, neonatology, internal medicine, geriatrics
    • Didactic and multidisciplinary graduate medical education
    • Administrative, clinical and operational aspects of pharmacy services
    Areas of Expertise:
    • Medication Errors
    • Adverse Drug Events
    • Medication Management
    • Pharmacogenomics
    • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Medication safety
  • Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Pharmacy Standards of Care
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    Maurice Preter
    1160 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 112
    New York NY 10029
    phone: 212-713-5336
    fax: 212-713-5336
    Areas of Expertise:
    • Conscious pain and suffering, including mass casualties, such as aviation accidents
    • Emotional and physical damages
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Mild-traumatic head injury
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder/PTSD
    • Workplace harassment
    • Neuropsychiatric impairments
    • Diminished mental capacity
    • Criminal responsibility/mitigating factors/ leniency
    • Downward departure in civil and criminal proceedings (including death penalty cases)
    • Medical and psychiatric malpractice
    • Standard of Care
    • Pharmaceutical product liability
    • Professional misconduct
    • Retention and commitment
    • Treatment over objection
    • Cognitive impairment/dementia
    Dr. Maurice Preter, MD, is a practicing psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, neuropsychiatrist and neurologist. One of a handful of dually board certified experts in both neurology and psychiatry, internationally active as lecturer, medical educator and as clinical and medical-legal consultant. In addition to active clinical consultation, Dr. Preter, a Castle Connolly and New York Magazine Nominated Top Doctor, may be called upon for psychiatric and neuropsychiatric forensic expertise to assist plaintiff and defense counsel, the courts, federal, State agencies, and international organizations.

    Presentations/Publications: See

    • Fluent in English, French, German.
    • Licensed in New York, Paris, Germany
    Recent Award: 2016: Best Doctors of New York, Castle Connolly/New York Magazine
    Mark W. Green, (ed,), Philip R. Muskin (ed.)
    Dr. Maurice Preter and Samuel Lieblich contributed the chapter on "Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Approaches to Headache." Whilst the vast majority of headaches are minor ailments, some patients develop chronic symptoms that have psychiatric dimensions. These symptoms can be immensely challenging to manage and can have a serious impact on the patient’s quality of life. The relationship between headache and psychiatric disease is often rationalized as cause and effect; however, the interplay between the two is complex.
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    Washington State University
    Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, FASHP, FASCP
    College of Pharmacy
    HSB Suite 210 PO Box 1495
    Spokane WA 99210-1495
    phone: 509-358-7724
    fax: 509-358-7744
    Tracy L. Skaer, PharmD, FASHP, FASCP is a Professor of Pharmacotherapy with over 30 years of pharmaceutical experience; 5 years as an expert witness. She is a licensed pharmacist in California, Idaho, and Washington. Dr. Skaer is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the American Society of Consultant Pharmacist, and a Member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacist's (ACCP) Pain and Palliative Care Practice and Research Network (PRN).

    Dr. Skaer's research interests include chronic pain, comorbid mental illness in chronic disease, depression, anxiety disorders, insomnia, mindfulness, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharamcoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology. Her research has been supported by over $3.2 million in grants from foundations and pharmaceutical industry.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Skaer has completed several expert cases across the United States. Her services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include record review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony. Dr. Skaer's cases involve:
    • Chronic Pain
    • Narcotic Use
    • Opioid Pill Mills
    • Illicit Substance Abuse
    • Opioid Overdose
    • Wrongful Death
  • Urine Drug Testing
  • Medication-Related Suicide
  • Medication Reactions and Interactions
  • FDA Controlled Substances Act
  • Opioid Prescribing
  • Opioid Dispensing Regulations
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