SPINAL CORD INJURY EXPERT WITNESSES

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-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-083635
This highly qualified expert has been a registered nurse for over 35 years. She has worked as a rehabilitation and intravenous nurse in both the hospital and home health care setting in OH. She has been a certified life care planner and case manager for 15 years and a certified nurse life care planner for over 5 years. She is also a certified brain injury specialist by the Brain Injury Association of America. She is a member of several professional organizations ...
Expert Witness: E-122824
This highly qualified expert is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, by courtesy, and Director of Minimally Invasive NeuroSpine Surgery at a prestigious hospital in CA. He is focused on advancing minimally invasive surgical techniques for diseases of the spine and cares for patients with a wide range of spinal disorders. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Engineering program with a focus on spinal cord ...
Expert Witness: E-063727
This expert received his MSc and PhD in Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo (Canada), and followed up with a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mobility at Toronto Rehab Institute/Sunnybrook Hospital/University of Toronto. He has over 25 years of experience in biomechanics and kinesiology of human movement. His clinical and research work has included orthotics & prosthetics, footwear, back injury, and neurological disorders (cerebral palsy, myelomeningocele, stroke, ...
Expert Witness: E-011295
This highly qualified expert is board certified in neurology and psychiatry with subspecialty in spinal cord injury medicine and neural repair and rehabilitation. He has has been practicing for 26+ years and received his MD degree from the University of Bonn, Germany. He completed residency training in internal medicine, neurology and neuropathology at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, and concluded two fellowships focusing on ...
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-012132
This board certified physical medicine specialist earned his BA from Yale University and his MD from the University of California - San Francisco. He also completed residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stanford University. This expert is currently an affiliated clinical assistant professor at a top Northern California university medical center, and the attending physician/medical director of an 18-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit that is 1 ...

SPINAL CORD INJURY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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 …

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 …

Construction Expert Opines On Condition Of Collapsed Deck SPINAL CORD INJURY Expert Case

Construction Expert Opines On Condition Of Collapsed Deck

This case involves a woman from Arkansas who fell off a ladder. The woman was washing the windows on the second floor of her house without any supervision. The ladder was stationed on top of her composite wood deck and she leaned the ladder against th …

Anesthesiology Expert Opines on Spinal Hematoma Following Epidural Administration SPINAL CORD INJURY Expert Case

…  of admission, a pre-anesthesia assessment was performed. Spinal anesthesia was planned with general anesthesia as backup. After …  MRIs indicated possible bleeding on the patient’s spinal cord. Surgery was undertaken to decompress the nerves. Despite the numerous …