There are many areas of medicine utilizing various forms of rehabilitation; rehabiliation expert witnesses will have a variety of backgrounds within the medical field. As with any type of medical litigation, rehabilitation consultants may be needed for cases involving medical malpractice, a misdiagnosis, prescribing the wrong type of medication, neglect of a patient, failing to adequately explain treatment and the potential for various side effects, unforeseen ramifications of rehabilitation, and other such unforeseen problems.
Rehabilitation expert witnesses may have experience with such medical areas as osteopathic medicine, psychology, orthopedic surgery, disability management, physical medicine, nursing, life care planning, physical therapy, addiction medicine, and psychiatry, among other areas of focus. The discipline may also refer to vocational rehabilitation, which assists individuals in finding work via job consulting and other vocational services, as well as assisting with workers compensation, which may be highly relevant to a work-related lawsuit.
Rehabilitation expert witnesses may also have a background in sports medicine, as rehabilitation plans are often an important aspect of treatment for these types of injuries. Spinal injuries, whether or not they are sports injuries, may also require physical therapy as a form of rehabilitation. Psychological medicine may also incorporate rehabilitation counseling as a means of treating mental disabilities, neurological injuries, or other related issues.
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