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W Bradford DeLong
Diplomate, American Board of Neurological Surgery
PO Box 662
Orofino ID 83544
USA
phone: 208-476-4676
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W. Bradford DeLong, MD, is a board certified Neurosurgeon with over 30 years in practice. His long clinical career included training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, service as a neurosurgeon in the US Air Force during the Viet Nam War, and a clinical faculty position in the Department of Neurosurgery at UCSF in San Francisco,

Dr. DeLong retired from clinical practice in 2000, and has spent his professional time since then practicing forensic medicine and researching Cauda Equina Syndrome. He developed a seminal meta-analysis on the timing of surgery in CES, published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 2008. His work continues in this area with further articles to be published soon.

Dr. DeLong is especially interested in recent research in Cauda Equina Syndrome from a herniated disc that points to the compelling conclusion that CES can be recognized early, before the bladder has become completely paralyzed, when the odds of a complete recovery from surgery are considerably improved, in contrast to deteriorating odds of recovery if surgery is delayed until bladder paralysis is complete.

Litigation Support - An internationally recognized forensic scholar in Cauda Equina Syndrome, Dr. DeLong offers objective advice and analysis for both plaintiff and defense. He is highly experienced in issues of standard of care and causation. He applies high analytical standards to the cases he reviews and is experienced in scholarly medical literature review and in the preparation and presentation of trial exhibits.

Dr. DeLong's services include scholarly medical literature review, second opinions, case review, exhibit development, non-testifying consultant, and expert testimony.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Spinal Injury/ Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Disc Herniation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Neurosurgical Medical Malpractice
  • Neurosurgical Risk Management
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    Adam J. Carinci, MD
    601 Elmwood Ave., Box 604
    Rochester NY 14642
    USA
    phone: 585-273-5875 (Office) 845-797-2305 (Cell)
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    Adam CarinciDr. Adam J Carinci, M.D. is a nationally recognized and sought after clinician, speaker and expert witness with over a decade of pain medicine experience. He is double-board certified in both Anesthesiology and in Pain Medicine and maintains an active, full time medical practice. Dr. Carinci is Chief of the Pain Management Division and Director of the Pain Treatment Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Prior to his current position, Dr. Carinci was the Director of the Pain Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carinci trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has been involved in over 50 cases as an expert witness for both plaintiff (35%) and defense (65%). He has qualified as an expert witness in federal court. He has authored over 30 expert reports, and has offered testimony under oath at both depositions and trials. Dr. Carinci is pleased to provide attorney references and redacted sample reports. He is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, The American Academy of Pain Medicine and the American Pain Society. He lectures nationally as an expert on opioids and pain. He is a consultant for several Federal Agencies including; CDC, HHS and USDVA.



    Pain Management Credentials:

    -Board Certification in Anesthesiology (ABMS)

    -Board Certification in Pain Medicine (ABMS)

    -Expertise: CRPS, RSD, Opioids

    -Division Chief and Director at URMC

    -Prior Director of the MGH Center for Pain Medicine

    -Active clinical practice in pain management

    -Litigation Support

    -Extensive expert witness experience

    -Standard of care opinions, Case merit

    -Medical Necessity Standards, Medical Fraud and Abuse

    -Translate complex medical issues into easily understood language -Trial Experience
    4/16/2018 · Addiction Issues
    Addiction to opioid analgesics is an important and yet underinvestigated clinical issue, which has substantial implications in opioid therapy for chronic pain management. Problematic opioid use, including compulsive opioid seeking and addiction, arises in some fraction of opioid-treated chronic pain patients. The connection between chronic pain and opioid addiction is a complex interplay between psychological, epidemiological, and neurobiological factors. Herein, we explore this critical relationship.

    4/2/2018 · Pain Management
    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is the great imitator1,2. The current medical literature is clear that severe CRPS, particularly CRPS that has been present for several years, is a systemic disease which can manifest in literally any organ system throughout the body. In fact, there is not a single organ system that is known to be immune from the spread of CRPS. Not uncommonly, CRPS can spread from one limb to another and from one organ system to another through interactions between the somatic and sympathetic nervous systems.

    3/6/2018 · Pain Management
    Torture is widely practiced throughout the world. Recent studies indicate that 50% of all countries, including 79% of the G-20 countries, continue to practice systematic torture despite a universal ban. It is well known that torture has numerous physical, psychological, and pain-related sequelae that can inflict a devastating and enduring burden on its victims. Health care professionals, particularly those who specialize in the treatment of chronic pain, have an obligation to better understand the physical and psychological effects of torture. This review highlights the epidemiology, classification, pain sequelae, and clinical treatment guidelines of torture victims. In addition, the role of pharmacologic and psychologic interventions is explored in the context of rehabilitation.

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    Prosthetics and Orthotics Expert Witness and Consultant
    792 Eastern Point Road
    Annapolis MD 21401
    USA
    phone: 410-533-1960
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    Mr. John F. Schulte, is an accomplished Orthotic and Prosthetic practitioner with 40 plus years of experience consulting and treating Body and External powered upper and lower extremity prosthetics for all age groups.

    Mr. Schulte has vast knowledge and experience in clinical practice prosthetic and orthotic component development, design, and manufacturing. A Clinician, Patient Care Consultant, and Senior Manager of 27 offices throughout 5 states, he is considered an expert in his field. Mr. Schulte continues to be asked to consult on Clinical ‘Best Practices’ by physicians, third party payors, peers, and patient users on the most appropriate component utilization and outcome measurements.

    A published author, consultant, and Clinical Board Examiner, Mr. Schulte has treated and been involved with the treatment of persons of all ages with congenital birth defects, limb weakness and loss, and spinal cord injury.

    Litigation Support - John Schulte's intimate knowledge in prosthetic and orthotic clinical practice and management, component prescription recommendation, and selection and utilization for all patient ages and levels of function make him an excellent expert witness resource. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include medical record review, second opinions, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Appropriate Prosthetic / Orthotic Component Selection Recommendation
    • Utilization and Failures Due to Improper Manufacturing Processes
    • Prescription Appropriateness
    • Clinical Applications and Negligence Directly Related to Limb Weakness and Loss
    • Spinal Cord Injury and Treatment
    • Wrongful Death Investigation and Determination
    • Limb Damage and Loss in Diabetics as Related to Footwear
    • LifeCare Plan Consultation and Preparation as Related to Orthotics and Prosthetics
    Education:
    • New York University Medical School Orthotics and Prosthetics Certificate Program, Certification as Certified Prosthetist, 1973
    • Northwestern University Medical School Orthotics and Prosthetics Certificate Program, Certification as Certified Orthotist, 1973
    2/1/2018 · Medical
    There may be more to the complaint than meets the eye. There may be obvious issues, such as a failed component resulting in a fall, a skin breakdown that on the surface appears that it was as a result of overuse or a rough area within the prosthetic socket.

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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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    2245 Texas Drive
    Suite 300
    Sugar Land TX, MS 77479
    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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    Arnold J. Weil, MD
    335 Roselane Street
    Marietta GA 30060
    USA
    phone: 770-420-4645
    fax: 770-234-5526
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    Arnold Weil Non-Surgical Orthopaedics Expert PhotoArnold J. Weil, MD has over 25 years of experience specializing in Non-Surgical Orthopaedics and Pain Management. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Chief Executive Officer of Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C., one of the premier orthopaedic practices in the metro Atlanta area.

    Dr. Weil's practice focuses on conservative, non-surgical care of orthopaedic injuries, including the spine and extremities, with emphasis on spine rehabilitation, functional restoration, pain management, and ergonomic modifications. He treats patients with back and neck pain and a variety of other orthopaedic conditions. Focusing on acute and chronic conditions through an advanced Non-Surgical approach, Dr. Weil has become one of the leading experts on Spine Care and Disability Management.

    Video: Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. | The Overview

    Litigation Support - Arnold Weil provides litigation support services to attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants. He has maintained an unbiased reputation in the medical and legal community. Dr. Weil's experience includes over 300 depositions, medical-legal reviews, peer reviews, and trial appearances.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Back, Neck, Spine Injuries
    • Disability Management
    • Pain Management
    • Physical Medicine
    • Workers' Compensation Injuries
  • Disc Herniation, Bulge, Rupture
  • Independent Medical Evaluations
  • Peer Review
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injuries
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    Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer, MD
    854 Azalea Street
    Boca Raton FL 33486
    USA
    phone: 866-659-8051 (Office) 503-706-8272 (Cell)
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    Jeffrey H. Oppenheimer, MD is an actively-practicing board-certified Neurosurgeon with 27 years of experience. He founded and presently practices at Neurosurgery Medical Associates in Coral Springs, Florida. Dr. Oppenheimer is also on the faculty at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, and holds medical licenses in several states.

    Dr. Oppenheimer received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he also obtained an MS with distinction in Physiology and Biophysics. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiology and Behavior cum laude, from Cornell University. Dr. Oppenheimer completed his residency training at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Hospital. He has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters in the field of neurosurgery. Multilingual, he is fluent in English, German, and Spanish.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Oppenheimer is a seasoned expert witness with significant testifying experience. He has provided expert consultation for both plaintiff and defense in a variety of cases, including personal injury, medical malpractice (standard of care and causation), and worker’s compensation (IMEs).

    Dr. Oppenheimer has offered litigation support services for 18 years. A seasoned deponent with both trial and deposition experience, he has excellent communication skills and a caring personality. He has testified as an expert in court or before an arbiter 20 times. Dr. Oppenheimer's services include IMEs, medical record review, conferences, and court and pretrial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Neurosurgery
    • Spine Surgery
    • Laminectomy
    • Laminoplasty
    • Artificial Disc Replacement
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Total Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • BMP
  • Infuse Bone Graft
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery Wrongful Death
  • Neurosurgery Medical Malpractice
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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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    Mary B. Gloeckner, RN, MS, APN, WOCN
    1550 31 Avenue
    Moline IL 61265
    USA
    phone: 309-236-5328
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    Mary B. Gloeckner, RN, MS, APN, is a Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist who specializes in Wound Care and Ostomy Nursing. She has been a nursing consultant at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island, Illinois, a 500 Bed hospital, for over 35 years.

    Ms. Gloeckner started the Wound & Ostomy Clinic (WOC) program at Trinity when she began there in 1983. She currently sits on 2 National Boards, the WOC Certification Board, and the Friends of Ostomates Worldwide. Ms. Gloeckner was also elected to sit on the International Board(ISTAP) on Skin Tears. She was honored with receiving the 2011 Iowa Affiliate Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society's (WOCN) Nurse of the Year Award and the 2016 USA WOC Nurse of the Year Award.

    Ms. Gloeckner provides litigation support service to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense. Her cases include issues related to Wound Care and Colon and Rectal Surgery. Ms. Gloeckner is available to review medical records for standard of care and causation.

    Areas of Expertise and Consultation:
    • Wound Care
    • Decubitus Positions
    • Colostomy
    • Ileostomy
    • Urostomy
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Vascular ulcers
  • Fistulas
  • Diabetes
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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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    Geoffrey A. Negin, MD, PA
    Geoffrey A. Negin, MD
    Neuroradiologist
    11154 Harbour Estates Circle
    Fort Myers FL 33908
    USA
    phone: 239-994-0421
    fax: 239-489-1818
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    Geoffrey A. Negin, MD is Fellowship Trained in Neuroradiology and MRI. Actively practicing general radiology for over 20 years with fellowship training in Neuroradiology. He is a Senior Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology. Dr. Negin specializes in Injuries and Disorders of the Brain and Spine. He is currently the Director of Outpatient Imaging at Florida Radiology Consultants, a 19 person radiology practice, where he oversees research, clinical trials, and imaging protocols.

    Dr. Negin has been performing medical-legal case reviews for over 20 years including matters related to personal injury, medical malpractice, traumatic brain injury and non accidental trauma. Dr. Negin has extensive experience in depositions and trial testimony. He is available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. References relating to medical expert and trial testimony expertise are available upon request.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Brain and Spine Imaging
    • Musculoskeletal Imaging
    • Head, Neck and Spine Imaging
    • Musculoskeletal Imaging
    • Personal Injury Imaging
    • Traumatic Injury Imaging
  • Medical Malpractice Imaging
  • Child Abuse Imaging
  • General Radiology Imaging
  • TBI/Dementia Imaging
  • Standard of Care
  • Injury Causation Assessment
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    1/14/2014 · Medical
    Vertebral compression fractures associated with osteoporosis occur with increasing frequency as skeletal mass and bone strength diminish with the aging process (1). These fractures generally involve collapse and compression of the vertebral body, associated with a wedge deformity, which may lead to kyphotic angulation of the spine (2). In the United States alone, it is estimated that one-quarter of white postmenopausal women are affected by fractures of the vertebrae (3), and among persons 65 years of age or older, vertebral fractures account for 150,000 hospital admissions in the United States annually (4).

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    301 W. Platt Street, #419
    Tampa FL 33606
    USA
    phone: Cell: 813-598-3474. Scheduler: 813-810-7010
    fax: 813-221-3475
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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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