Dr. Dean A. Berman, is a Board-Certified, residency-trained Emergency Room Physician with over 20 years of clinical experience. Comfortable in high stress environments, Dr. Berman regularly treats and manages patients with life threatening conditions. He has extensive experience in Airway Management, Video Laryngoscopy, Sedation, and EKG Interpretation.
Experience: Dr. Berman is currently an Emergency Room Physician at Banner Gateway Medical Center Gilbert, AZ where he participates on the Trauma Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Committee. Dr. Berman also acts as a mentor to medical and physician assistant students. He is a former Director of Emergency Services at St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center in Glendale , AZ where he participated on the Performance Improvement Committee and assisted with quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Berman previously worked at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville, NJ where he was the Assistant Medical Stroke Director and participated on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Dr. Berman is focused on putting patients at ease and clearly diagnosing even the most difficult cases. He is an adept diagnostician with over twenty years of experience in the management of patients with a wide range of clinical presentations. His background as a Pharmacist allows for a thorough evaluation of medication therapy.
Litigation Support - Dr. Berman provides expert witness services for plaintiff and defendant attorneys in cases involving Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care. He is a good communicator with excellent writing skills and a flexible schedule in an expert witness capacity. Dr. Berman's services include medical record review, thorough reporting, deposition, and trial testimony as needed.
Raymond P. Mooney, PAC, DFAAPA, is a Physician Assistant with 46 years of experience in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, and Correctional Medicine as well as over twenty years of experience in reviewing medico-legal cases. He has extensive experience in deposition as well as trial testimony in state as well as federal court.
Background Experience: He has spent all his professional career after graduating from the University of Detroit Mercy, practicing in Michigan and is Board Certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and a Distinguished Fellow in the American Academy of Physician Assistants. This distinction is awarded to physician assistants who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the physician assistant profession. He is a member of the American College of Correctional Physicians, which complements and promotes his interest in correctional healthcare. For the past twenty-three years, he has been providing medical-legal reviews in family practice, urgent care medicine, emergency medicine as well as correctional healthcare. He has offered deposition testimony in approximately twenty-six states and trial testimony in state as well as federal court. Please feel free to review some of the articles that he has on his web site to assist attorneys in familiarizing themselves with the PA profession and other areas.
Mr. Mooney is also employed part-time as an independent contractor to staff the Emergency Room / Urgent Care Clinic at Dwane Waters Hospital of the Southern Michigan Prison. He is responsible for the evaluation and management of prisoners presenting for emergent as well as minor illnesses including trauma, cardiac events, respiratory distress, AIDS related illnesses, diabetes, etc. His duties also include the triage of calls from the remaining facilities in the Michigan prison system to determine the urgent nature of inmate complaints and appropriate disposition.
Litigation Support: With a diverse background as a Physician Assistant, Mr. Mooney has been providing the legal industry with his expert opinion for over 20 years. He is available to objectively evaluate cases for alleged medical negligence or a deviation in the standard of care on physician assistant practice.
Initial Attorney Conferences (No Charge )
Review / Prepare Affidavits of Merit for Medical Negligence Claims
For several years I have authored articles concerning the Physician Assistant profession. In this opinion/article, I will focus on the concept of physician assistant independent practice. I will only discuss physician assistants and will not speak to other advanced practice providers because I do not have the education, experience, or knowledge that would allow me to offer an opinion.
This is a redacted expert opinion in a complicated correctional medical malpractice and willful indifference case. Attorney requested my review and expert opinions concerning the medical treatment provided by three Physician Assistants (“PA”), PA Whitehead, PA Frederick, and PA Phelps to his client Mr. Harrison.
Suicide is a threat to all persons (inmates as well as staff) involved in corrections. The rates of inmate suicide are far higher than the national averages and even higher still for special populations such as juvenile and LGBTI inmates.
Many States outsource prison healthcare (general medical care, mental health, and dental) to corporations that supply these services. The corporation retained to provide healthcare services to inmates is responsible for hiring the staff to care for the inmate population, which can include physicians, Physician Assistants (PAs), advanced nurse practitioners, and staff nurses.
An affidavit in legal terms is a sworn statement that assures the merit of your claim. In a medical malpractice case it is produced, at the request of the attorney, after the expert provider (physician, physician assistant/nurse practitioner) has reviewed the medical records and believes that the standard of care was breached and it was a cause that contributed to the patients injuries