Sleep apnea expert witnesses may be called upon to provide a medical expert opinion. Sleep apnea consists of a sleeping disorder in which sleep is interrupted by momentary lapses in steady breathing, as well as long durations of shallow breathing. Sleep apnea expert consulting may be required for cases related to various medical conditions, as the issue may arise as a result of physical or psychological problems. Causes of sleep apnea, which acts in several different stages of severity, may be related to a stroke, heart condition, or neurological disorder, in addition to other possible ailments.
As with any type of medical disorder, sleep apnea expert witnesses may be experienced with such issues as medical malpractice, prescribing the wrong form of medication, neglecting a patient, failing to provide information to a patient regarding his or her treatment, an error made during surgery, or any other type of unforeseen problem. Sleep apnea may be treated with medical equipment and/or different types of therapy, as well as surgery if other treatments have proven ineffective.
Because of psychological ramifications and possible causes of sleep apnea, expert witnesses in this area are often experienced with psychiatry, psycho pharmacology, chronic fatigue, memory disorders, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the proper forms of sleep medicine.
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