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Dr. Lorne Sheldon Label, MD, MBA, FAAN, is a Board Certified Neurologist who has extensive training in the treatment of all neurological diseases of adults and children. The field deals with brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle disorders. Dr. Label has been recognized by the court as having the education, experience, training, and knowledge to assist in rendering an opinion on the subject of Adult and Pediatric Neurology and Acupuncture. His ability is in explaining complicated methods and procedures, technical medical matters and data, as well as interpreting and rendering opinions about a certain set of facts to the court.
Dr. Label has offered his Expert Witness testimony to the legal industry for over 35 years. He has been retained as an Expert by attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense over 200 times. His services are available for Medical Record Review and Testimony, Medical Malpractice Cases, and Insurance Questions Regarding Neurological Issues.CV available on website or by email.
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Kenneth A. Stein, MD
Board Certified Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine
Subspecialty Certified in NeuroCritical Care
Kenneth A. Stein, MD, ABPS, ABIM, UCNS, is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine (a Level 1 Trauma Center). Dr. Stein currently practices Emergency Medicine and Critical Care / Intensive Care Medicine. For 20 years, Dr. Stein was an Emergency Physician at St. Anthony's Medical Center of St. Louis, one of the busiest emergency departments in the State of Missouri.
Dr. Stein has extensive experience in providing medical-legal expert services, having reviewed over 500 cases (both plaintiff and defense) and having given testimony over 200 times. Dr. Stein furnishes an unbiased opinion on medical malpractice/negligence cases. He also provides medical opinion concerning causation. Dr. Stein does not guarantee a favorable outcome but provides an honest assessment.
Dr. Stein has lectured nationally, and consults in the area of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Product Development and Marketing.
Dr. Stein reviews cases (for both Plaintiff and Defense) of alleged Medical Malpractice / Negligence in areas including:
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Lisa A. Kozden, MOT, OTR/L, CHT, COMT, is an Occupational Therapist with 20 years of clinical experience treating clients with Orthopedic and Neurological Conditions of the Upper Extremity. She has earned two specialty board certifications as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), the highest recognition of competency in the profession of upper extremity rehabilitation, and Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapy of the Upper Extremity (COMT-UE). Ms. Kozden has owned and operated a private practice over the last 10 years.
Ms. Kozden has been teaching in higher education over the last five years as a Faculty Specialist at The University of Scranton in her specialty area of practice.She is currently a PhD Candidate in the Occupational Therapy program at Nova Southeastern University, where her dissertation topic is the role of occupation in upper extremity rehabilitation.
Litigation Support - In addition to treating clients with upper extremity conditions, Ms. Kozden offers services as an expert in her field to attorneys and clients in need of her unique expertise. She provides independent therapeutic examinations and expert witness testimony for attorneys to assist them with personal injury litigation as it pertains to Pathologies Affecting the Upper Extremities. Her services include medical record review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
Joel L. Kent, MD, has been quadruple-board certified in Family Medicine, Anesthesiology, Palliative Care, and Pain Management over the arc of his career.
Background: Much of Dr. Kent’s expertise is an artifact of both the clinical and educational leadership roles he has held over the course of his career. He has served as Division Head of Pain Medicine at medical schools between 1997 - 2017; originally at the University of Maryland and subsequently at the University of Rochester. In addition to this clinical leadership role, he also lead the pain medicine educational missions at these institutions from 1997 to 2015. Dr. Kent served as Director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship Training Programs at the University of Maryland form 1997 to 2007 and at the University of Rochester from 2007 - 2015. Both these programs are accredited through the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Kent has developed particular expertise surrounding the use of Opioid Analgesics. He has provided over 50 lectures to other physicians regarding the safe and proper use of opioid. He has served as an expert case reviewer for both the state of Maryland and the state of New York. The vast majority of these case reviews involved resolving concerns regarding the appropriateness of controlled substance prescriptions. In 2014, he provided a series lectures on behalf of the New York State Department of Health which were presented across New York State to educate physicians about the safe use of opioid analgesics in both cancer and non-cancer related pain conditions.
Since July 2017, Dr. Kent has been serving as a content expert on the Opioid Abuse Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Group to the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). All these accomplishments attest to Dr. Kent’s high level of expertise in the complex and evolving realm of opioid therapy for the management of chronic pain problems.
Litigation Support: Dr. Kent has served as a medical expert witness for nearly 20 years. He has served as an expert witness and case reviewer for the states of both Maryland and New York's Departments of Health. He has provided expert case review and litigation support to health insurance carriers seeking restitution for fraudulent expenses related to opioid therapy. Dr. Kent provides litigation support and expert testimony in plaintiff and defense cases.
Expertise: Dr. Kent has expertise in all areas of Pain Medicine and has focused expertise in the prescribing and oversight of opioid analgesics. His specialties include acute and chronic pain management, opioid analgesics, interventional pain management therapies, RSD/CRPS and low back pain.
James Patrick Murphy, MD, MMM, FASAM, is a fellowship trained (Mayo Clinic) board certified Anesthesiologist with subspecialty board certifications in Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Murphy has a Master of Medical Management degree (MMM) from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
Background Experience: Dr. Murphy is the president and founder of a private practice in the specialties of Pain Medicine (since 1998) and Addiction Medicine (since 2004), and serves on the faculty in the Anesthesiology Department of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has served as a United States Naval Flight Surgeon, Anesthesiologist, Medical School faculty (Mayo Clinic and University of Louisville), Pain Medicine specialist (interventional pain procedures and medication management), and Addiction Medicine Specialist.
Dr. Murphy is a past president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society and is president elect of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine. He currently serves as the American Society of Addiction Medicine's representative on the American Medical Association's Pain Care Task Force. Dr. Murphy is also on the board of the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition (i.e. Narcan distribution and training) and serves as a task force work group member of the Kentucky Department for Public Health's Displaced Opioid Patient Workgroup.
Litigation Support: Dr. Murphy provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. He is particularly adept at defining "legitimate medical purpose in the usual course of professional practice." His services include medical records review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.
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Dr. Patricia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN, is a skilled hospital nurse clinician with 18 years of direct nursing care of patients with infectious diseases and trauma patients, including injuries and diseases related to neurologic, cardiac, renal, renal transplant, spinal, orthopedic and acute and chronic pain and oncologic diagnoses. Located on the east coast with current nursing licenses both in Massachusetts and California. Has reviewed more than 50 cases in 5 years, written several reports, and been deposed about 8 times in person and video. Currently working in a hospital designated as level-1 trauma center.
Continued active contributions to the field of nursing as nurse educator, nurse researcher, professional journal column editor and leadership initiatives through active participation in professional nursing organizations. Currently serving a second term as an elected Regional Coordinator for Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society.
Direct care experience with complex airways, cervical instability, multi-drain management, invasive monitoring, complex wounds, pain management and surgical interventions from many services: orthopedics, neurology, general surgery, thoracics, infectious disease and gastrointestinal medicine.
Currently co-chairing the American Nurse's Association (ANA) Scope & Standards of Practice (4th edition), a document that guides nursing practice for the country's 4 milllion nurses.
Nurse educator for several years from undergraduate through the doctoral level including courses in medical-surgical nursing, pathophysiology, psychiatric nursing, nursing research and pharmacology, simulation and clinical rotations.
Column writer for Nursing Evidence-Based Practice column, having published dozens of articles on safe bedside nursing care. Peer reviewer for the Journal of Trauma Nursing.
Served as a nurse voting members of an Institutional Review Board (IRB) with current Collaborative Institutional Training (CITI) certification.
Professional nursing certifications in medical-surgical nursing, trauma nursing, burn nursing and telemetry.
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: