Disability expert witnesses may be brought into a case to provide disability evaluation, as disability related litigation may result from varying situations. Disability expert consulting may provide valuable insight for cases involving such areas as dentistry, psychology, psychiatry, social security disability, vocational rehabilitation services, rheumatology, fibromyalgia, environmental and occupational medicine, soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries, neurology, construction, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), rehabilitation psychology, education psychology, school bus, transit bus, biomedical engineering, internal medicine, human resources, child and adolescent psychiatry, various forms of healthcare coverage, and other related issues, each of which may become the focus of disability-related litigation.
Disability experts often have experience working within the medical industry, as disabilities often require long-term care and other forms of treatment. Whether it pertains to a learning disability, traumatic brain injury (T.B.I.), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personal injury, or other types of issue, different forms of healthcare insurance may cover the required medical treatment. Workers compensation, social security, and other forms of disability insurance may also cover the costs of rehabilitation counseling, vocational services, and other types of beneficial programs.
Disability experts may also be knowledgeable with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which ensures that wheelchair access, as well as other accessibility features, are implemented as part of building code compliance, as failing to do so would violate construction building codes and be cause for litigation.
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I have over 25 years experience in Forensic Psychiatry with expertise in general psychiatry including psychiatry evaluations for hospital, outpatient, and forensic matters; pain management; competency to stand trial; cognitive competency in geriatric clients; parental custody and fitness matters; disability; sexual misconduct; substance abuse; and Nursing Home and Assisted Living matters. I have additional expertise in obesity medicine and bariatric surgery need. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.
A former employee of the City of Tampa filed an action for unlawful retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and the Florida Civil Rights Act ("FCRA").Plaintiff was employed as a City Solid Waste Collection Driver. At some time during his employment, he was diagnosed with a medical condition that allegedly limited one or more of his major life activities. He filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), asserting that the City failed to reasonably accommodate his disability. He then filed, pro se, a lawsuit under the ADA for disability discrimination against the City. Plaintiff was still employed by the City when he filed his pro se lawsuit.During the ADA lawsuit against the City, Plaintiff was involved in an accident involving the City's solid waste truck. While waiting to unload debris at a transfer station, Plaintiff exited the truck. He thought he had pulled the parking brake prior to getting out of the truck. However, while he was out of the vehicle, it began moving forward, went over a speed bump, and struck the vehicle causing damages. There were no injuries.The City ultimately concluded that Plaintiff hadn’t set the brake and issued a "Letter of Counseling" related to the incident because the accident was preventable. The City relied on the recommendation from its safety review committee, which concluded that Plaintiff hadn’t pulled the parking brake, as well as a traffic report and statements from a mechanic who inspected the vehicle after the accident.Plaintiff took the deposition of the City's Solid Waste Director as part of his pro se lawsuit against the City, which was still pending. The complaint alleged that within a month of his deposition, Plaintiff was given a notice of disciplinary action, accusing him of making false statements, and thus violating the City's policy on "Moral Turpitude."At a hearing, the City showed video footage of the accident, which revealed Plaintiff exiting the vehicle without setting the parking brake. Based on the video, the City terminated Plaintiff's employment for intentionally lying to the police and the City when he repeatedly maintained throughout the investigation and grievance process that he had pulled the parking brake.Plaintiff alleged that the City's stated reason for terminating his employment was "not worthy of belief." His retaliation claims were premised on the timing of Director’s deposition and Plaintiff's termination. According to Plaintiff, these two events were causally related. However, Plaintiff then admitted that he didn’t pull the parking brake. Plaintiff argued that the real reason he was terminated was that he pursued the initial discrimination case against the City.The City designated a mechanical engineer specializing in accident reconstruction as an expert witness. The expert opined that the driver of the City’s solid waste truck didn’t engage the parking brake prior to exiting the vehicle at the time of the accident. In addition, the expert said that the driver failed to put the truck in neutral and didn’t follow proper procedures.The accident reconstruction expert also concluded that the driver had a habit of not parking the vehicle properly prior to exiting because he’d done the same thing five minutes before the accident; that he knew, or should have known, that he left the vehicle in drive as he must have put it in neutral after the accident when he engaged the parking brake; and that he knew, or should have known, that he didn’t put the parking brake on since he engaged the parking brake immediately after the accident.Plaintiff moved to strike the expert’s report in its entirety. He argued that the expert improperly opined on Plaintiff's credibility; he didn’t have the adequate expertise to testify about Plaintiff's "habit" or what Plaintiff "knew or should have known;" and the expert’s testimony as to the causation of Plaintiff's accident wouldn’t assist the trier of fact.U.S. District Court Judge James S. Moody Jr. wrote in his decision that before permitting expert opinion testimony, the court must make certain that the expert employs "in the courtroom the same level of intellectual rigor that characterizes the practice of the expert in the field," quoting Kumho Tire Co.The judge found that the expert's opinion must be excluded under Daubert because portions of his report were based on pure speculation. More importantly, the entire report would not assist the trier of fact. The expert, who was experienced in mechanical engineering and accident reconstruction, wasn’t qualified to testify about Plaintiff's "habit" and state of mind. His opinions weren’t based on sufficient facts or data. Moreover, Judge Moody said that no expert is truly qualified to opine on a person's credibility or state of mind—determinations typically left to the finder of fact.The expert testimony, like the expert's report, wouldn’t assist the trier of fact because Plaintiff admitted that he failed to set the parking brake. The part of the expert's report where he opined that Plaintiff didn’t engage the parking brake, didn’t put the vehicle in neutral, and didn’t follow proper procedure was superfluous because Plaintiff conceded these points.The expert's opinion, which focused on the reasonableness of Plaintiff's actions—and which was clearly not available to the City at the time that it made the decision to terminate Plaintiff—would offer no assistance to the trier of fact. Plaintiff's motion to strike Defendant's expert witness and his expert report was granted.
I have over 45 years experience in Psychiatry with expertise in forensic psychiatry, the assessment and treatment of clinical aggression, pharmacotherapy of impulsive aggression, assessment and management of suicide risk, psychiatric disability, fitness for duty, emotional injury, and competency to stand trial. I have additional knowledge in behavioral neuroscience. I have over 40 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 40 years experience in rehabilitation counseling with a focus in workers compensation, short and long term disability plans, reasonable accommodation, personal injury, and product liability. For more than 5 years, I have provided clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a rehabilitation counseling expert witness.
I have provided psychological, neuropsychological, and vocational evaluations for more than 40 years. As a rehabibiatiojn psychologist and neuropsychologist, I have provided treatment and evaluation in rehabilitation hospital settings, acute care health facilities, and in private practice. I have treated and evaluated adults with traumatic brain injury, amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and dementia, blind and low vision and other chronic neurological diseases. Treatment has included group therapy for cognitive rehabilitation, but also individual psychotherapy for PTSD, reactive depression, anxiety disorders, non-medical techniques for chronic pain, and adjustment to disability. I have performed Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) and subsequently testified in depositions and court as an expert witness in neuropsychology and vocational rehabilitation on numerous occasions. The evaluations often include requests for disability reading using AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition our earlier versions. I have extensive experience regarding the evaluation of brain injured individual using up to date neuropsychological tests. Assessments include performance and symptom validity determination, testing designed to estimate premorbid level of functioning, and comprehensive quantification of cognitive ability using demographically corrected norms. Included also is assessment of emotional status using self-report inventories and questionnaires. Vocational evaluations include vocational testing to assess general intellectual capacity, scholastic achievement and career interest often paired with psychological testing to rule/out psychological component or overlay. I identify the individual's vocational potential, earnings loss or capacity based on residual his/her marketable transferrable skills. I have provided consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition for more than 30 years as a rehabilitation psychology expert witness.
I have over 15 years experience in theatre with a focus in dramatic theory, dramaturgy, theatre and transmedia studies, posthumanism, disability studies, and polish studies. I am also a playwright, director and have worked on 30 theatre and opera productions. I am offering my services as a dramaturgy expert witness.
I have worked in bus fleet management for over 35 years. I specialize in P.M. program performance evaluations, bus fire investigations, on-site assistance, engineering services, and safety system program plan evaluations, wheel chair lift failures on elderly and handicapped buses, as well parts and system component failure leading to accidents or incidents. I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition as a bus fleet management expert witness for more than 25 years.
For more than 35 years, I have worked in the long-term care field which includes non-medical facilities such as residential care, assisted living, home care and day care programs. I have been an advocate for improving community care for residents/clients/consumers, as well as care homes/facilities since 1985. Since 1990, I have been teaching, writing/publishing standards for the non-medical care and medical care industry. I have consulted as an expert on cases in over a dozen states. I am familiar with both state and federal laws and standards. Over the years, I have authored more than 26 books on care facility standards. For several years, through American College of Community Care Educations, I was in charge of publishing the laws and state policies for homes for the elderly and developmentally disabled and day care programs. I have spent over 25 years offering deposition, consultations, and expert testimony as a long-term care expert witness.
For more than 35 years, I have worked in the long-term care field which includes non-medical facilities such as Residential Care, Assisted Living, Home Care and Day Care Programs. I have been an advocate for improving community care for residents/clients/consumers, as well as care homes/facilities since 1985. Since 1990, I have been teaching, writing/publishing standards for the non-medical care and medical care industry. I have consulted as an expert on cases in over a dozen states. I am familiar with both state and federal laws and standards. Over the years, I have authored more than 26 books on care facility standards. For several years, through American College of Community Care Educations, I was in charge of publishing the laws and state policies for homes for the elderly and developmentally disabled and day care programs. I have spent over 25 years offering deposition, consultations, and expert testimony as a long-term care expert witness.
I have over 25 years experience as a Physiatrist with expertise in physical medicine, rehabilitation, non-surgical orthopedics, muscoskeletal, spine, peripheral nerve injuries, pain, and electrodiagnostic medicine. I have additional experience in workman's compensation, disability, and social security cases. I have provided clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a psychiatry expert witness for more than 20 years.
I have worked with workers compensation for over 30 years. I have a particular focus in chronic pain, medical management & vocational assessments, vocational rehabilitation, disability analysis, return-to-work issues, earning capacity issues, and sophisticated transferability-of-skills applications. I have spent more than 30 years providing clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a workers compensation expert witness.
I have over 15 years experience in medicine with expertise in pediatrics and emergency pediatric medicine, with additional knowledge in medical weight loss. I am offering my services as a pediatrics expert witness.
As a biomedical engineering expert witness, I have over 20 years experience with expertise in occupant crash protection, the seat belt defense, human tolerance, crash forensics, low-speed impact, mobility needs of disabled persons, rehabilitation devices, home care services, healthcare facility slip-and-fall prevention, wheelchair testing, and vehicle design. I have offered my services for over two decades as a biomedical engineering expert witness with consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.
For over 35 years, I have worked in Pediatric Ophthalmology with a focus in Myopia, Strabismus, Amblyopia treatment, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), and the Ophthalmological Aspects of Down’s Syndrome. I have also spent over two decades offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a pediatric ophthalmology expert witness.
I have more than 20 years experience in Otolaryngology. I have a focus in ear surgery, adult and pediatric hearing loss, implant surgery (cochlear implants, BAHA, implantable hearing aids), otology, neurotology, skull base surgery, acoustic neuroma, along with an integrative approach toward the treatment of Meniere's Disease and tinnitus, management of kids with multiple disabilities including hearing loss, autism and neurotology processing disorders. I have also provided consultations and deposition for over 5 years as an otolaryngology expert witness.
I have more than 20 years of experience in the field of physical therapy. My specific knowledge is in the area of provision of educationally relevant services as part of a free appropriate public education, along with geriatrics, fall assessment and prevention, lifting and transfers/manual handling skills, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, evidence based practices, assistive technology for individuals with severe and multiple disabilities, worker's compensation, functional capacity assessment, community mobility, canine assistant, and best practices. I have published on funding adaptive equipment for children with disabilities and served as a board member and trainer for MOVE international. Prior to my career in physical therapy, I was employed as a biochemist and clinical research administrator in the pharmaceutical industry. I am offering my services as a physical therapy expert witness.
With over 40 years experience in vocational rehabilitation, I have an expertise in the assessment of employability and rehabilitation potential for workers’ compensation, veterans’, divorce and personal injury cases and Social Security Disability determination. I have additional experience with job analysis, work injury management & compliance with federal regulations (OSHA, ADA); and in vocational rehabilitation services provided in individual disability cases (physical, cognitive and psychological impairments). I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a vocational rehabilitation expert witness for more than 25 years.
I have spent more than 5 years working as an Occupational Therapist. My areas of expertise include providing respiratory, developmental, rehabilitative and restorative services for patients; independently providing appropriate interventions to facilitate learning of skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity; and to restore or maximize independence in daily living. I am offering my services as an occupational therapy expert witness.
I have more than 35 years experience as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. I have a focus in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, trauma/fractures, cerebral palsy and other chronic disabilities, pediatric gait disorders, motion analysis, and controlling spasticity with botulinum toxin. I have also spent over 25 years as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon expert witness by offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I am an orthopedic surgeon with over 35 years of clinical orthopedic practice experience. I have performed over 15,000 orthopedic surgical procedures. I have extensive experience providing independent medical evaluations (IME's) for the insurance industry and the legal profession. My experience includes Sports Medicine, Spine Back and Neck Musculoskeletal Trauma, Knee Disorders, Shoulder Disorders, Upper Extremity Disorders, and Lower Extremity Disorders. I have worked for more than 30 years as an orthopedic surgery expert witness in Texas by providing numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than two decades of experience the field of ADA compliance, both as an attorney, and as a professor. My goal has been to make the ADA/Rehabilitation Act and related laws understandable to employers, governmental entities, businesses, and individuals. I have worked with corporate training and have acted as a Continuing Education Speaker on ADA and/or Rehabilitation Act compliance. I have spent over 20 years working as an ADA compliance expert witness in Georgia and have experience providing clients with consultations and deposition.
I have over a decade of experience in Forensic Psychiatry and Neurology, with a focus in psychosomatic medicine, depression, insomnia, anxiety, panic disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia/psychosis, adjustment disorders, adoption & foster care, drug and alcohol abuse and treatment, occupational psychiatry – examining impairment in claimants applying for Social Security Disability Income programs and worker’s compensation. I have also spent over 10 years working as a forensic psychiatry and neurology expert witness in the San Diego area and have provided numerous clients with courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition.
My career has spanned over 30 years in Geriatric Medicine with a focus on Alzheimer's disease, diagnosis and management of dementia; psychiatric and physical health effects of care-giving; and arthritis-specific disability. I have also worked for more than two decades as a geriatric medicine expert witness in the Sacramento, Davis, Northern California area by providing numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have worked for over 25 years as a Chemical Engineer and Naval Specialist. I also have SCUBA dive experience with security swims, underwater ship's husbandry, and Dry-Docking inspection. I have additional expertise in Disabled Submarine/Submersible Rescue Response, managing nuclear materials and spent nuclear fuel, Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle, Atmospheric Diving System (ADS), and Submarine Rescue and Chamber at-sea operations. I have also spent more than a decade providing consultations and deposition as a chemical engineering expert witness in Southern California.
My career in physiatry has spanned over 15 years with a particular focus in pain management, orthopedics, workers comp., general liability, motor vehicle disability and utilization review. I have additional expertise in coordinated care and pain management solutions for non-operative arthritis. I have also performed consultations and evaluations on pre-operative and post-operative patients with arthritis. I have provided consultations as a physiatry expert witness in Northern and Southern California.
With more than 25 years experience in the field of Performance Sporting Goods Design, my background has been focused on footwear, apparel and equipment. I have additional experience in design of products for special populations, including women, children, and disabled athletes. I have also spent time offering my services as a sporting goods design expert witness in the state of Oregon.
With over 30 years of Actuarial experience, my expertise includes pension design and funding, group health and post-retirement medical programs, mergers and acquisition support, actuarial valuation reports, calculation COBRA rates for self-funded plans, performing pension valuations with domestic or foreign pension plans; analyzing and immunizing investment portfolios, researching markets for asset management; analyzing self-funded group medical and long-term disability programs; and valuing liabilities for post-retirement medical plans. My responsibilities as a consulting actuary has included marketing prospects, meeting with clients, understanding their Human Resource needs and their financial goals, and tailoring employee benefits programs to fit their specific circumstances.
As an ADA consultant and expert witness in Nevada, I have spent more than 35 years in the field of ADA & Disability Consulting with expertise in full service ADA, Fair Housing Act training, technical assistance, plan and site reviews, litigation consulting, mediation, 504 training, and self-evaluations. I have additional experience in mediating complaints between business/governmental entities and people with disabilities regarding architectural barriers, effective communication, housing, transportation, or employment issues. My time providing services as an ADA expert witness has spanned over 25 years.
I have spent more than 20 years in the field of accessibility design by working with large and small existing business owners to help improve the accessibility of their buildings and open their doors to potential customers with disabilities. I have additional experience participating with design teams to help ensure that newly constructed and altered buildings meet all Federal, state, and local accessibility regulations via plan review and guidance on how to correct problem areas prior to construction. I have additional knowledge of all disability-related laws and building codes. With over 15 years as a disability access design expert witness in Pennsylvania, I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition.
As a clinical psychiatrist from the state of Illinois, my 40 years of experience has been focused on Custody Evaluations, Guardianship Evaluations, School Evaluations, Disability Evaluations, Psychological Testing, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, ADHD Disorders, Mood Disorders, Mock Trials, Child Abuse Evaluations, Juvenile Evaluations, ADHD Evaluations, Anxiety Disorders and Crisis Intervention. I have specialized in forensic work, and have been involved in a variety of matters, including child custody, child abuse, fitness for duty, social security, labor law involving sexual harassment, and jury selection. I have provided services as a child psychology expert witness for over 30 years.
For more than 25 years, I have worked as a disabled accessibility compliance consultant, with expertise in the interpretation of the legal and technical provisions of disabled accessibility standards regularly utilized by law firms for the resolution of complaints, allegations of non-compliance and lawsuits. I have additional expertise in completing facility compliance audits on virtually every category of occupancy covered under Titles II and III of the ADA and designing and constructing improvements for the retrofit of facilities to provide compliance with State and Federal accessibility mandates, and is a consultant to a broad range of private businesses and governmental agencies. My 30 years as a disability accessibility compliance expert witness includes working with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 40 years of experience in the child care and related services field. In that context, my experience began as a teacher, school director, graduate school teacher, national director of a network of child care centers, and presently as a Business and Operations Consultant to the early care and education industry for close to 20 years. The myriad of experiences has meant that I know the field at all levels and am able to deliver a rich depth to the clients I serve. Previously, I’ve worked with other providers, large corporations, CEO’s at all levels, government agencies and their Directors, attorneys, accountants, and a wide variety of organizations of all types and sizes. I am proud to say that I succeeded in helping these people and organizations with my industry experience, problem solving skills, and by keeping that client’s goals as my number one. My work has been defined by the wide breath of endeavors that I’ve encountered. Whether it’s in management/union arbitration, helping large service providers make closing choices, mentoring a CEO, providing expert witness services and testimony, or training an entire nation’s school directors, I am there and helping all the way. In my industry and in related business situations, my consultancy has helped clients succeed and left them better prepared for the future. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 5 years of experience in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation, with a certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor. I have performed evaluations for purposes of civil litigation, insurance claims, and vocational rehabilitation as an aspect of economic damages and residual vocational potential. I have experience in earning capacity, lost earnings, cost of replacement labor and lost ability or time in performing household services. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have over 45 years of experience as a licensed life, health and property and casualty insurance agent, broker, and consultant. These licenses have been issued by examination with continuing education in the fields of life, health, disability, variable annuities, property and casualty insurance and mutual funds. I am an expert in forensic reconstruction of insurance transactions, specializing in policy interpretation of the rules, laws and regulations governing insurance and financial matters. I have over 40 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 25 years of experience in the field of Insurance with expertise as President of a brokerage firm. This experience affords me a unique ability to ascertain and explain risk in simpler terms. I consult in: fully insured, self funded/self insured medical plans consulting, self funded property and casualty programs, stop loss, reinsurance, risk contracting, provider excess loss, HMO reinsurance, provider risk contracting, PPACA and medical plan design, annuities, and indexed universal life. I’m currently an Adjunct Professor and Speaker, and have over 40 articles and letters that have appeared in various publications and several professional newsletters. I am federal court qualified. I speak, broker, and consult internationally on managed care, self-funding, risk contracting, and insurance and reinsurance issues. I have over 5 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I specialize in Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychology. I have been in Practice in California for over 30 years. I have extensive experience in criminal, civil, and family law cases. Specialty areas are assessment of sexual deviance, false confession, eyewitness ID, civil and criminal competency, and mitigation in capital cases. I conduct neuropsychological assessment of individuals with blast, flash, shockwave and blunt force head trauma, and concussions. I was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and I have written peer-reviewed articles in the areas of Clinical and Forensic Psychology. I also have extensive experience in individual and family therapy as well as crisis intervention. I have over 20 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 40 years of experience in consulting and advocacy for vulnerable populations such as the disabled and elderly, and more recently with victims of bullying at schools and colleges. I have worked as a health care administrator and seminar provider. My skills include research and analysis, writing, seminars and in-services, and consulting services. I have worked on major legislation and in addition, I have developed a program to prevent medication misuse for professionals, patients, and caregivers as Coordinator of a subcommittee on preventing drug misuse in the elderly. I have over 5 years of expert witness experience.
I have more than 30 years of experience in the field as a Dentist, teaching and practicing Dentistry and Implantology. Upon my graduation, I was invited to lecture in the practice management program for 17 consecutive years and I have also taught in practice management. In addition to private practice, I have been privileged to lecture to thousands of dentists and their staffs as well as working as an expert witness and legal advisor in the private sector. After 12 years of treating patients I retired from practice at age 36 to teach and consult in my field, specializing in marketing and clinical efficiency. I lectured and consulted in over 30 states and dozens of cities, teaching dentists and their employees how to be more kind, considerate, thoughtful and effective as a clinical team, resulting in more profitable and successful practices. I attended over 1,800 dental offices and worked with thousands of doctors during this 10-year period, training them to be better managers and doctors, creating dental offices that better served their patients. In 2002, I returned to chair side practice and ongoing consultation for various private clients, and in 2012, I sold my practice to a large dental corporation and became the clinical director for their 8 offices in Nevada. In addition to my work as a dental educator, I also serve as the director of the faculty dental practice, which allows me and other members of the faculty to render direct care to our patients. In my case, I treat many of the faculty and administration. I have more than 30 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 10 years experience in the field of Social Security Disability with expertise in navigating the Social Security Disability claims process. I have experience with filing applications, analyzing medical records, benefit claims and appeals, disability benefits, conducting hearings, and file appeals.
I have over 30 years experience as a practicing physician specializing in rheumatology and fibromyalgia. My expertise includes: internal medicine, rheumatology, allergy and immunology, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, silicone related diseases, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. I have prior expert witness experience.
Clinical Professor of Medicine at a major hospital and university in rheumatology. Internationally known for work in fibromyalgia. Former director of a major hospital outpatient FM program. Over 200 published papers in rheumatology. Private practice specializing in fibromyalgia and osteoporosis.
I have 40 years experience as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst with experience in office psychiatry, as well as general hospital and physical rehabilitation psychiatric consultation. My expertise includes: psychological aspects of physical illness, traumatic brain injury, neurobehavioral medicine, neurologic disability, biological psychiatry, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. I have 10 years prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 30 years experience with medicine specializing in rheumatology. My expertise includes: epidemiology, rheumatology, arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, medical malpractice, personal injury claims, and disability issues related to arthritis. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have more than 35 years in clinical and forensic psychiatry. My areas of expertise are PTSD, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the evaluation of Emotional Distress, Chronic Pain, Diminished Capacity, TBI, Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence, Serious Personal Injury and Trauma, and Employment Litigation. My additional experience includes user-friendly testimony and thorough, accessible reports, based on skilled synthesis of IMEs, medical records review, are the basis of this expert's reputation. My knowledge of legal issues is useful in lawsuits involving issues of harassment, discrimination, and employment law.
I have 20 years experience specializing in environmental and occupational medicine. My expertise includes: clinical toxicology; disabilities; environmental medicine; emergency / urgent care; epidemiology; ergonomics; industrial hygiene; industrial disability, medical reviews; occupational medicine (including illnesses, injuries, and pulmonary disorders); and toxicology. I have more than 10 years expert witness consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 15 years experience as a practicing doctor with a clinical emphasis on soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries from motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, industrial injuries, and industrial disability. I have experience with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of whiplash associated disorders and mild traumatic brain injuries. My areas of expertise include Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), motor vehicle crash parameters, injury biomechanics, human factors, occupant kinematics, diagnosis, medical and chiropractic management, prognosis and disability. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have more than 25 years in the fields of Neurology and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. My expertise includes clinical evaluations, electromyography, and treatment of individuals and populations with suspected neurological illness secondary to workplace injuries or chemical exposure. I have additional knowledge in neuroma, neuromascular disorders, and neurotoxicology. I have over 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Psychiatry with expertise in General and Forensic Psychiatry. I have experience with patient care, ethical and legal issues in medicine, Geriatrics and aging, medical education, and suicide and suicide prevention. I have additional knowledge of the neurobiology of substance use disorders, and judicial education. I have prior expert witness experience.
I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation Services with expertise in vocational rehabilitation evaluations. I have experience with personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful termination, wrongful death, marital/spousal support, maritime, longshore and harbor workers, railroad, pediatric, elder abuse, TBI/head injuries, sexual abuse/molestation/rape, and sexual discrimination. I have additional experience with the development of Life Care Plans for disabled individuals, in areas of TBI/head injury, spinal cord injuries, vaccine cases, amputations, LTD, birth/pediatrics, organ injuries, and burns. I have over 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 30 years experience in Construction with over 10 years as an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) analysis and access specialist. My expertise includes school access compliance, building sites, site inspections and evaluation of programs and services under Title II of the ADA, as well as ADA Barrier Removal requirements for private entities under Title III of the ADA and California Title 24. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 20 years in the field of Rehabilitation Psychology with expertise in Educational Psychology and research, aging and disability, vocational services, employment research, adult psychology, and vocational development. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 45 years experience in the field of in school bus, transit bus, and paratransit bus accident reconstruction. I have expertise in special needs transportation services, standard operating procedures, best practices, student safety, and valid special needs transportation policies and ADA compliances. I have over 12 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 25 years experience in the field of Biomedical Engineering. My extensive experience includes occupational health and wellness, employee health, rehabilitation engineering, occupational therapy, occupational medicine, burns, wheelchair safety, in-house rehabilitation, and field rehabilitation engineering. I have more than 25 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 20 years experience in the field of Internal Medicine. My extensive experience includes epidemiology, cardiovascular health, general medicine, physical diagnosis, geriatrics, women’s health, disease / disability as related to aging, osteoporosis, and primary health care. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience and consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 35 years experience in Human Resources. My expertise includes employability and expected compensation of disabled individuals based on self-report and medical reports; employee screening procedures; employment agreement; employment evaluations; labor management / organization; labor consulting; organizational behavior; support area labor relations; collective bargaining; current issues in human resources management; cross-cultural management; and compensation; vocational rehabilitation; disability evaluation in regards to essential functions with / without reasonable accommodations; expected income; and the availability of jobs in labor markets. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 20 years experience in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation. My expertise includes rehabilitation counseling and case management with emphasis on workers’ compensation, Veterans administration, and social security disability; vocational assessment, rehabilitation program planning, vocational services, closed head injuries, vocational rehabilitation testimony, and education counseling. I have additional experience in developing solid long and short term disability claims analysis. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 10 years experience in the field of Psychiatry. My expertise includes advanced aspects in psychopharmacology and therapy and mood disorders including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder; anxiety disorders including panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; psychotic illness such as schizophrenia and delusional symptoms related to major depression and bipolar disorder; substance abuse and dependence, and issues related to this illness; developmental disabilities, and behavior challenges related to this illness; behavior and mood changes of individuals with traumatic brain injury; and dementia and other cognitive challenges among older adults. My clinical experience includes general adult psychiatry, evaluation and treatment of patients found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, clinical outpatients, and treatment of individuals with mental illness, and medication management and therapy for adolescents, adults, older adults, and individuals with developmental disabilities. My further consultations consist of patient education of medications and forensic issues, court-ordered evaluations, and independent medical evaluations related to disability, fitness for duty, and psychiatric issues concerning vocational rehabilitation. I have over 10 years expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 15 years experience in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I have experience in disability, workers comp, civil and criminal cases, competency, and child custody. My expertise includes inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment of mood disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). My forensic evaluations include disability status evaluations, disability benefits, competency evaluations, child custody evaluations, return to duty evaluations, competency to proceed to trial, appeals for denial of benefits, and civil/criminal cases. I have more than 5 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.