Occupational therapy expert witnesses have expertise in treatment for various types of patients requiring specialized care for recovery, rehabilitation, or daily living. There are many patients in various situations receiving occupational therapy. Whether an individual lives with a physical or mental disability as a child or adult, is debilitated due to an injury of some sort, or is experiencing declining health at an advanced age, occupational therapy must adhere to a certain set of standards of care and compliance, similar to other areas of the medical field.
Occupational therapy expert witnesses are experienced with pain management, orthopedics, medical devices, medical biomechanics, joint replacement, amputation and replantation, and additional medical treatment based in physical medicine and rehabilitation. A lot of trauma-related injuries require occupational therapy, and such injuries usually result from workplace accidents or automotive accidents. Healthcare insurance and workers compensation may be a major factor in a lawsuit involving occupational therapy. Life care planning can also involved, as occupational therapy may be part of a long-term form of healthcare.
Occupational therapist experts may also be experienced with such laws as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), since it may pertain to patients of occupational therapy. Other facets of the medical field, such as healthcare insurance, medicine, and hospital care, may also be relevant to occupational therapy-related court cases.
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