Ulcers expert witnesses at ForensisGroup are experienced practicing physicians and surgeons, since ulcers are lesions that erode the skin or mucous membrane and can have various causes, based on their location. Their expertise includes advanced laparoscopy, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Some of these experts are gastroenterologists, who are physicians specializing on the digestive system and its disorders.
Skin ulcers are typically due to irritation, such as bedsores which may become inflamed and/or infected. Gastrointestinal ulcers—once thought to be caused by stress—are now usually thought to be caused by infection from the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. These ulcers can frequently be made worse by stress, smoking, and other noninfectious factors. Ulcers commonly are the cause of hospitalization for upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB).
Most ulcers are peptic ulcers, which can be gastric ulcers or duodenal ulcers, which refers to where the ulcer is found. Gastric ulcers are found in the stomach, and duodenal ulcers are found at the beginning of the small intestine—known as the duodenum.
The professional experience of ulcer experts includes tenure as attending physicians, medical directors of digestive disease, and professors of medicine.
Please review the profiles of our ulcers expert witnesses. You may also contact our office at 1-800-555-5422 to speak with a member of our team, or complete and submit an expert request form, which can be found on our website beside each expert witness profile. An experienced member of the ForensisGroup staff will work with you to find the right medical expert witness for your case.