Public health expert witnesses are knowledgeable in the field of maintaining health and wellbeing within a population by preventing disease and promoting health. Public health expert witnesses often have experience in several areas of focus within the medical field, as promoting health at a community level requires organized planning and initiative as a means of preventing the spread of infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, ebola, as well as other health-related problems. Such measures include monitoring populations, implementing policies regarding community health, and maintaining affordable healthcare costs for community-wide treatment.
These decisions are made to promote environmental health and safety, implementing the availability of preventative medicine as a measure of public policy. Certain individuals working within the nursing industry are specifically trained as public health nurses, which allows them to treat chronic diseases and health conditions on the scale of a larger population, resulting in less instances of individual cases regarding poor health and potential disease. Additional public health expert witnesses may specialize in industrial hygiene, biomedical engineering, toxicology, environmental science engineering, pediatrics, occupational and environmental medicine, health law, life and health insurance, pharmaceutical economics, emergency medical services, and other important areas of community-wide health-related concerns.
Public heath expert witnesses may be brought in to offer expert opinions on health regulations, which may be related to a false diagnosis, neglecting to report an illness, failing to meet the requirements of public policy regarding healthcare and treatment, and violating other public health rules and regulations.
ForensisGroup has a successful history of matching attorneys with highly qualified experts. Submit an expert request form or contact our office today to retain the right public health expert for your case.