Emergency medical technicians often work under difficult circumstances, striving to save the life of someone who has been injured. There are certain guidelines for emergency medical services and, when these guidelines aren’t followed, injuries may be compounded or death may result. When this is the case, an EMS expert needs to be called in to provide assistance and information on lawsuits related to emergency care.
The EMS experts may be asked to provide expert opinion on standards of care for technicians in this field, including paramedics and EMTs. Pediatric emergency care differs from that for adults, and the expert can comment on this also. He or she offers information on ambulance and emergency vehicle driving standards and procedures, along with dispatch and communication procedures. The expert may also be asked to testify as to extrications, rescues, intubation procedures and other airway maintenance techniques. Each case differs in terms of what is needed, which is why care must be taken when selecting an ems expert witness for a case.
A litigator or insurance professional should request a licensed emergency care expert. Paramedic and EMT experts must have a thorough understanding of what is expected of him or her and have experience in these areas, which may include testifying in court, the taking of depositions, and planning case strategy, among others.
Attorneys and insurance professionals choose ForensisGroup when they are in need of an EMS expert witness or an expert witness in any field. Attorneys finds authorities in a wide range of specialties through ForensisGroup. Call us or Submit An Expert Request Form today for the right expert witness for your case.