Expertise DescriptionI have 35 years experience in neurology with expertise in Clinical / Forensic Neurology and Pain Management. My specialties include Independent Medical Examinations, Fitness for Duty Examinations, and Disability Insurance Examinations; medical records review; written reports; and expert testimony. My areas of expertise include: Post-traumatic Headache, Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-concussion Syndrome, Post-traumatic seizures or Epilepsy, Cervical Whiplash, Discogenic Disease in the neck and lower back, peripheral nerve injury, soft tissue musculoskeletal injury, Post-traumatic Fibromyalgia Syndrome, traumatic spinal cord injury, toxic exposure / neurotoxicity, catastrophic injury, electrical injury / electrocution, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), carbon monoxide poisoning, and product liability issues injurious to the nervous system. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Post-traumatic headache; Traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome; Post-traumatic seizures or epilepsy; Cervical whiplash; Discogenic disease in the neck and low back; Peripheral nerve injury; Post-traumatic fibromyalgia syndrome; Traumatic spinal cord injury; Toxic exposure/neurotoxicity; Catastrophic injury; Electric injury/electrocution; Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS); Reflex sympathy disorder (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS); Carbon monoxide poisoning; Medical malpractice; Product liability issues injurious to the nervous system.
I have had extensive experience with spinal cord injuries (SCI). I would be able to address mechanism of injury, proximate causation, appropriateness of treatment and long term prognosis based on a thorough record review.
I am very experienced in the assessment of TBI and attendant complications.
I have dealt with several cases in welders with manganese poisoning or farm workers with organophosphate exposure.
|Alaska and California Medical License|
|National Board of Medical Examiners|
|American Board of Pyschiatry and Neurology|
|American Board of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine|
|California Independent Medical Examiner|
Awards & Affiliation
American Medical Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases