A physical therapy expert witness can provide expert opinion on various lawsuits, such as personal injury, premise liability, medical malpractice, and worker’s compensation. Physical therapy refers to the act of movement as a means of remedying a physical condition, disability, injury, or impairment, as well as any other medical issue that would benefit from practicing physical activity. While physical therapists do not involve prescription drugs, surgery, or other such procedures and/or medication, an unforeseen issue may arise resulting in problems for the patient, as well as possible grounds for a lawsuit.
Physical therapy expert witnesses are experienced with treating hernias, spinal injuries, occupational sports injuries, industrial injuries, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), tendon and ligament damage, fractures, muscle strains and tears, traumatic brain injury (T.B.I.), brain damage, concussions, musculoskeletal disorders, stroke, burns, nerve injury soft tissue injury, CP, MS, or other problematic issues with movement and biomechanics. Like other forms of treatment practiced within the medical field, however, there may a be cases of such problems as medical malpractice, negligence of a patient, applying the wrong type of therapy to a patient that results in a worsening condition, failing to properly inform the patient of his or her treatment, and other situations that can lead to litigation.
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