James Apesos, MD, FACS, is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery, and Hand Surgery, allowing him to deal with most any and all potential medical malpractice situations.
Dr. Apesos has decades of experience operating a busy private plastic surgery practice, training surgeons, managing emergency rooms, and hospital facilities. He has a wide experience dealing with both pediatric and adult surgery from congenital to reconstructive to cosmetic.
Education / Training:
University of Pennsylvania, BS
Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, General Surgery Chief Resident
University of Virginia School of Medicine Chief Resident Plastic Surgery
Certified Ohio State Police Officer
Certified Ohio State Firefighter
Litigation Support - Dr. Apesos is an expert witness for Medical Malpractice cases involving Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, including all cosmetic surrey, pediatric surgery, hand surgery, burn surgery, breast surgery, and cancer surgery. He has special skill in complications of surgery and post-surgery deaths.
Dr. Apesos has been providing services to the legal community for 30 years. He has been retained in 30 cases and been deposed over 25 times. A punctual strategist, he is adept at quickly assessing legal cases, cutting through medical jargon, and determining the merits of each case. Dr. Apesos' services include medical record review, thorough reportng, depositions, and trial testimony as needed for both plaintiff and defendant.
Eugene Strasser, MD, JD , FACS, ACLM, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 35+ years of experience. Dr. Strasser is a graduate of the the University of Maryland School of Medicine & The Sheppard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. He trained at the world renowned R. Adam Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland & finished General Surgery training at York Hospital in York, PA. He completed his Plastic Surgery residency at Albany Medical Center in New York and is board certified in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Strasser's work is published in multiple professional journals & magazines and is on staff at several local hospitals. He serves as Chief of Staff at The Outpatient Surgery Center in Coral Springs, Florida.
Steven B. Levine, MD, is an expert in the field of Otolaryngology and specializes in head and neck surgery (ear, nose & throat), including allergy and facial plastic surgery. He is an actively practicing physician and surgeon with 35 years of experience. Dr. Levine is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Yale University, and has been former faculty at Cornell and Penn. He is a national and international invited speaker with publications related to hearing, sinus, allergy and throat disorders, and a patent holder of a hearing diagnostic device. Hea has been listed in Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 19 consecutive years. He is a Past President of the Connecticut Ear, Nose & Throat Society and Past Governor of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Litigation Support - Dr. Levine has experience reviewing records for both plaintiff and defense counsel at both deposition and trial. His recent cases involve issues of infection, sinus surgery complications, sudden hearing loss and use of steroids, as well as the swallowing of foreign bodies. Areas of Expertise:
John LoMonaco, MD, FACS, is a Board-Certified General and Plastic Surgeon with 20 years of practical experience. Dr. LoMonaco trained at major hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including Memorial-Hermann Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Institute. An attending burn surgeon prior to private practice, he has extensive experience in Hand, Facial, and Extremity Trauma and Reconstruction.
Dr. LoMonaco conducted laboratory research for two years at the Medical School studying tissue healing and helping develop skin substitutes for burn victims. During his formal training, he participated in over 5,000 surgical procedures. He served as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Director of Plastic Surgery at the LBJ Hospital.
Dr. LoMonaco's private practice, established in 2003, is uniquely focused on Breast and Body Contouring Surgery with a special emphasis on Post-Bariatric Surgery Reconstruction.
Litigation Support: Dr. LoMonaco has 15 years of Cosmetic Surgery / Plastic Surgery litigation support experience. His cases include the assessment of complex injuries to hand, face, or extremities to determine disability and cost of future medical care. He provides medical malpractice claim expertise to attorneys for both plaintiff and defendant. Dr. LoMonaco's services include medical record review, thorough reporting, depositions, court appearances, and exam / medical narrative preparation.
William B. Rosenblatt, MD, is a doubly board certified surgeon with over 35 years of experience in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is boarded by The American Board of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) as well as the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His practice is mostly elective cosmetic surgery, including eyelid, facial, nasal, as well as breast and body cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Rosenblatt teaches residents at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, which are Dr. Rosenblatt’s two hospital affiliations. He was the Associate Director of the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition, Dr. Rosenblatt is a certified inspector for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, which certifies office-based surgical centers toward to goal of improving patient safety.
Dr. Rosenblatt is listed in "Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors" and has been listed in "New York Magazine Best Doctors" and other publications. He is currently on the Executive Board of Directors of AAAASF the premier certifying agent of office-based surgical facilities and is an expert in that field.
Litigation Support - Dr. Rosenblatt has extensive experience doing Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and has testified in court both for the defendant as well as the plaintiff. As a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Rosenblatt uses his skills to evaluate victims of traumatic episodes, such a dog bites, facial trauma, and other issues, and can give testimony on the need for future treatment, costs, and prognosis.
A. Chasby Sacks, MD, CIME, MB BCh, FAACS., FICS, is a Plastic Surgeon and is board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and he is also a full Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He has been in private practice for 40 years. Dr. Sacks is a member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, and is a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery where he also has served as Treasurer. Dr. Sacks has been a Trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, has served as their Treasurer, and was an examiner for this Board's examination process for many years.
Experience - Dr. Sacks has performed over 18,000 cosmetic procedures to-date and has an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally. He has lectured at international scientific Cosmetic Surgery meetings and has been published in a textbook on Body Contouring as well as in various national magazine articles on Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Sacks - Informational Video on Plastic Surgery
Litigation Support - Dr. Sacks specializes in pre-trial / pre-litigation medical consulting, medical record reviews and Depositions for attorneys. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), holds the prestigious CIME certification, and is also a member in good standing of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP), now called IAIME or International Academy of Independent Medical Examiners. Dr. Sacks has consulted on many legal cases covering a broad range of medical issues and questions. He has experience in personal injury, worker's compensation, and many other kinds of cases. Services Include:
Medical records, Medical reports, Depositions, and Trials.
Recently we were asked to attend an IME and was struck by how unprepared the client was for the exam. Throughout the IME this person gave answers that we believe could potentially be detrimental to his case. The client spoke up in an effort to be helpful and forthright. These answers were volunteered without prompting by the examining doctor. It was difficult to sit through the IME as an observer and not ask the client to only answer the questions asked and not volunteer information that could be misconstrued by the IME Physician. The position must be taken that IME physicians may be no less susceptible to secondary gain issues than some clients.
1986: Crocket, Dolsky, Lack, Leventhal, Nathanson and Jackson visited London, France and Italy, observing surgeons using different modalities at that time and then brought back their information and openly taught liposuction in the United States under the auspices of the AACS. Other early teachers were Elam, Fenno, Tobin and others.
Brent Moelleken, MD, FACS is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Double board certified, he received his training at Harvard University, Yale University, UCSF, and UCLA.
Dr. Moelleken is one of three specialty-trained surgeons in the world to complete the year-long Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA. He is an Attending Surgeon and Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at UCLA, where he often performs surgeries and teaches residents. Here, he specializes in patients diagnosed with skin cancers in the facial area who require complex, artful reconstructions.
Dr. Moelleken has innovated various procedures including LiveFill®, autologous fat-fascial grafts; the USIC® & LUSIC® cheeklifts, short incision cheeklifts; the 360 Facelift®, a comprehensive natural appearing facelift procedure; and the Hybrid Tummy Tuck®, a short incision tummy tuck for fit moms. He believes in publishing the results of his innovations in peer-reviewed journals. Results of Dr. Moelleken’s studies have been published in books, articles, and the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal.
Dr. Moelleken provides free surgical services to Veterans at the West Los Angeles Veteran's Hospital through his UCLA affiliation, and has his own charity, the About Face Foundation ™, helping children and victims of violence or crime who might otherwise be unable to afford reconstructive services. Several of his charity patients have been featured in local and national television and print segments.
Litigation Support - Dr. Brent Moelleken provides expert witness support for insurance companies and counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include medical case review, depositions, and trial testimony when necessary. Dr. Moelleken has trial experience with the following issues:
Dr. John M. Shamoun is the only Plastic Surgeon in the United States who is Quadruple Board Certified by the:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Forensic Medicine
Having completed nine formal years of training beyond medical school, Dr. Shamoun is among the most highly educated Plastic Surgeons you will find in the United States today. He is dedicated to achieving extraordinary and unmatched outcomes in all cosmetic plastic surgical procedures.
Dr. Shamoun has earned the reputation of being a surgeon's surgeon, specializing in correcting unfavorable results operated upon elsewhere. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, Nose, Face, Eyes and Body. He also has extensive experience in Medical Malpractice case review, consultation, written evaluation and testimony (in depositions and trial), for plaintiff and defense.
Dr. Shamoun is an articulate subspecialty consultant with up to date knowledge and expertise of Plastic Surgery literature and standards of care. His opinions are supported by extensive subspeciality education, training, and experience.
Areas of Expertise:
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Breast Implant / Augmentation Surgery
Liposuction / Body Contouring Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery of the Eyes, Face, Nose, Breast, Body