OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-121178
This expert is responsible for the creation of the Outpatient Occupational Therapy Program at St Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was the first Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist in the city. He has clinical experience in acute care, intensive care, transitional care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, assisted living, and home health occupational therapy. He previously served on the faculty of the occupational therapy program at the University of ...
Expert Witness: E-080153
This New Jersey licensed occupational therapist received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Philadelphia University and a Bachelor's of Science in Equine Studies from Averett University. She is a board certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS) and teaches other therapists about the field via fieldwork student supervision, national conference presentations and her extensive involvement with the American Hippotherapy Association. She is also a PATH ...
Expert Witness: E-050814
This board certified expert has extensive experience working in Orthopedics and Gerontology. She has worked on quality assurance for a (Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) program, completing Level II incident reports and root cause analyses for adverse outcomes cases to determine the cause of injury and to prevent other incidents from occurring. Her clinical time is divided between direct patient care in a variety of settings and teaching and ...
Expert Witness: E-017537
This highly qualified occupational therapist has been in practice for 15+ years. He earned his MS in Occupational Therapy at Touro College and is a certified hand therapist and licensed occupational therapist. This expert is highly active in his field. He is a member of several professional organizations and contributes to peer reviewed and industry journals. Presently, this expert is a professor of occupational therapy at a major university and is the owner and an ...
Expert Witness: E-021270
This highly qualified expert of Physical Therapy finished Allied Health major at SUNY Stony Brook and obtained his BS in Physical Therapy and his MA in Ergonomics and Biomechanics from New York University and his DPT in Physical Therapy from Temple University. He is Board Certified as a Physical Therapist, an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and an Ergonomic Associate. He is also certified as an Industrial Ergonomist. He is a member of a couple of Physical Therapy and ...
Expert Witness: E-331679
This certified hand therapist has over 10 years of professional experience. He received his BS and his MS in occupational therapy from Saginaw Valley State University. He is a board certified occupational therapist and hand therapist. This expert is a distinguished member of the Texas Society for Hand Therapists and is highly skilled in vocational rehabilitation, sports medicine, trauma, and leadership. Formerly, he has served as a hand therapist for the Select ...
Expert Witness: E-038115
This expert is a vocational specialist and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who has provided vocational evaluation, occupational counseling, and labor market evaluation services for the severely disabled since 2009. Her professional career includes work with work with several career services and therapy groups. Her professional associations include the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, the American Board of Vocational Experts, the ...

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Occupational Therapy Student Ruptures Patient’s Tendon OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Expert Case

…  case involves a 42-year-old man who was undergoing occupational therapy for a severed a tendon he sustained from a severe German …  During the course of his therapy, the supervising occupational therapist allowed a student therapist to conduct a tendon exercise …

Physical Therapist Fails To Address Potential Femur Fracture OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Expert Case

…  for left knee contracture. He was discharged to a physical therapy facility to improve his contractures and muscle spasms. At the …  on increasing doses of opioids to tolerate the physical therapy. The patient was discharged home after several months and followed up …

Newborn Baby Suffers Arm Length Discrepancy After Complicated Hospital Treatment OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Expert Case

This case involves the care of a male child born via cesarean section. After his birth, he was admitted into the Neonatal ICU at a hospital in South Carolina. In the weeks following, he manifested clinical signs and symptoms of infection. During his compl …

Nursing expert witness advises on infection caused by lack of wound care OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Expert Case

A nursing expert witness advises on a case involving a patient who required additional surgeries due to infection from lack of wound care. Plaintiff was 67 when she was admitted to a skilled nursing facility for recovery after her spinal surgery. The neuro …

Physical therapy expert witness reviews a case involving hip dislocation caused by a student physical therapist OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Expert Case

…  physical therapy expert witness opines on a case that involves an eighty-one-year-old …  the surgical wounds had healed, the patient began physical therapy. During his first session the physical therapist introduced the patient to a physical therapy student who he said was to be in charge of his therapy. The physical …

Physician Performs Unnecessary Procedure on Patient with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Expert Case

This case involves a young Caucasian female who presented to her physician with Carpal Tunnel Syndrom (CTS), derived from a workplace environment with below-standard ergonomics. The patient presented with right wrist pain and paresthesias in the fingers bi …