SPINAL CORD INJURY EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-071939
This board-certified expert in orthopedic surgery specializes in spinal procedures. He earned his MD from Georgetown University following a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara. The expert also holds an MS in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Georgetown University and a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at the Mayo Clinic. The expert formerly served as an orthopedic surgeon in the Mayo Health ...
Expert Witness: E-128581
This highly qualified expert is board certified in neurological surgery, received his bachelor's in pre-med from the University of Tulsa, and his MD from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He then went on to complete his internship in General Surgery and residency in neurosurgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is an active member of many organizations including the American Medical Association and the Tulsa Surgical Society. ...
Expert Witness: E-077837
This expert is a neurosurgeon at a Spine and Brain Institute in Florida. He was a consultant in Neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Florida from 2009-2015 and an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He was the director of the Mayo Clinic Florida spine surgery fellowship from 2013-2015. He received a BS degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MD degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of ...
Expert Witness: E-065269
This qualified expert of Orthopedic Surgery obtained his BS in Exercise Science magna cum laude from Rutgers University and his MD in Medicine magna cum laude from the Jefferson Medical College. He completed his Internship and Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Miami and his Fellowship in Spine Surgery at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Orthopedic ...
Expert Witness: E-059113
This qualified Orthopedic Surgeon earned his MD from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology at the Hospital Universitario Jose E. Gonzalez. He completed a fellowship in Spine Surgery at the Hospital Victorio de la Fuente Narva¡ez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City. He is board certified by the Mexican Board of Orthopedic Surgery and Mexican Board of Spine Surgery. He is fluent in English.
Expert Witness: E-056921
This medical device sales professional has been in the industry since 1999. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Emory University and eventually went to work for Boston Scientific as a Territory Sales Manager in Men's and Women's Health. After 10 years with Boston Scientific, the expert joined St. Jude Medical's Neuromodulation device team as a Territory Manager in the Gulf Coast region. He was involved in 800+ implants and worked on device servicing for an additional ...
Expert Witness: E-043695
This expert in the biomechanics of the human spine earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate in biomedical engineering from Duke University, where he researched spinal trauma. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, the Orthopedic Trauma Association granted him the 'Best Paper' award for his work on spine trauma and the spine's response to loads. He has served as a reviewer for the both the 'Journal of Biomechanics' and ...
Expert Witness: E-039878
This board certified expert earned a BA magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Residency and fellowship training were completed at Duke University Medical Center and Texas Back Institute, respectively. He is well recognized in the spinal surgery community for his work in spinal arthroplasty and endoscopic procedures. He is called upon routinely to give lectures and presentations on spinal surgery and has ...
Expert Witness: E-009856
This highly qualified expert obtained her MD from University of Kentucky. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, and then did a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. She is a member of numerous prestigious societies such as the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals. She has published 18 ...
Expert Witness: E-009132
This highly qualified expert earned his Physician Assistant degree from the University of Florida. He completed a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in Critical Care Medicine from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is a Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants, President of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in Legal Medicine and member of Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants. He is an associate member of the American ...
Expert Witness: E-014119
This expert has been the Chief of Pediatrics at the Chicago Shriners Hospitals for Children since 1981, the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Injury program since its inception in 1983, and in 2005 became the Assistant Chief of Staff, Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and an MD from University of Illinois. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the Subspecialty of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. He is the immediate ...
Expert Witness: E-011045
This highly qualified expert is double board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, did his residency in Rehabilitation Medicine, and completed his Fellowship in Sports & Spine Rehabilitation. He is currently a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and has been an invited Lecturer and Presenter for numerous professional conferences and organizations. ...

SPINAL CORD INJURY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Orthopedic Surgeon Lacerates Patient’s Nerve SPINAL CORD INJURY Expert Case

Orthopedic Surgeon Lacerates Patient’s Nerve

This case involves a 49-year-old male patient with a history of a previous herniated disc who suffered another herniated disc after heavy weight lifting in the gym. The patient initially underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Two weeks after …

Neurosurgical Intervention Leaves Patient Paraplegic SPINAL CORD INJURY Expert Case

Neurosurgical Intervention Leaves Patient Paraplegic

…  underwent surgery to resect an intradural intramedullary spinal tumor. The surgical procedure included the use of intraoperative …  and motor evoked potentials were monitored and recorded. During the surgery, the somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) …

Patient Suffers Foot Drop After Aggressive Physical Therapy Treatment SPINAL CORD INJURY Expert Case

This case involves a 38-year-old female patient who underwent a laminectomy with disc fusion to remove the back of 4 vertebrae. As advised, she started physical therapy in the weeks following the surgery. As part of the therapy regimen, the patient receive …

Child Suffers Herniated Disk Following Car Accident SPINAL CORD INJURY Expert Case

Child Suffers Herniated Disk Following Car Accident

This case involves a young boy who was in a car accident when he was 7-years-old. The defendant rear-ended the plaintiff’s car in the parking lot of an elementary school. At the time, the plaintiff’s vehicle was stationary and the child had not yet put on …

Overlooked Medication Interaction Causes A Patient Permanent Paralysis SPINAL CORD INJURY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who received a translaminar epidural steroid injection in the cervical spine while taking aspirin. During her consultation with the physiatry physician, the patient was not consulted regarding her aspirin u …

Passengers Suffer Spinal Injuries From Car Accident SPINAL CORD INJURY Expert Case

Passengers Suffer Spinal Injuries From Car Accident

…  motions. After the event, the passengers suffered from spinal injuries including bulging discs of the back. An orthopedist with specialization in spinal injury was sought to conduct an independent medical examination to identify the …

Patient Suffers Permanent Nerve Damage From Spinal Surgery SPINAL CORD INJURY Expert Case

…  case involves a woman that had undergone spinal fusion surgery with pedicle screw placement. The patient underwent …  In the 2 months following the surgery, the patient had 3 spinal X-rays that were read as normal. The patient continued to experience …  damage as a result of the puncture. In spite of spinal cord stimulators and rehabilitation, the patient continued to experience …