A vital source of knowledge, expertise and creativity
Med Expert Witness is a trusted partner to defendants and plaintiffs nationwide. We assist attorneys, large corporations, individuals, small businesses and governmental agencies use medical expert information to develop sound technical cases in regard to a wide variety of medical-legal cases involving:
Our Medical Experts
Med Expert Witness experts are available to review materials, radiological studies, depositions and other relevant records and documents. They consult with attorneys, insurance and corporate representatives in evaluating their cases and rendering opinions. Our medical experts will provide written reports and affidavits upon request. They are also available for independent medical exams, hearings, deposition and trial testimony when needed.
Our service of providing medical expert witnesses and consultants is built on the simple premise that courtroom success is not only about righteousness, it’s about building your case with compelling testimony. This is the motivation behind everything we do as a company.
Our experts include MD’s, MD PhD’s, PhD’s, RN’s, Physical therapists, Speech and Occupational Therapists, Chiropractors and other medical specialists and health care professionals. They are board certified in their specialized areas of expertise encompassing the entire spectrum of professional degrees, licenses and areas of practice. They range from current or former department chiefs and/or medical school faculty in medical research, teaching to private practitioners. Our experts spend most of their time in the practice of medicine, research, publishing and teaching and devote only a small portion of their time to expert witness pursuits.
All medical experts must have strong clinical credentials. This ensures expert witness credibility from record review through deposition and trial testimony. Having medical experts who are board-certified in their specialties and in active clinical practice ensures authoritative medical opinions and effective litigation support.
Free Consultation in Selecting an Expert
Med Expert Witness provides a free, initial telephone screening of each case. This highly specialized task is handled personally by the director, Jane R. Leavy, R.N., Esq., along with the assistance of the administrative and medical support staff. Prior to expert selection, there is an assessment of the case, it’s merits, defenses, identification and framing of the legal issues of liability, causation and damages, methodical strategy and how the medicine applies to the individual case. We discuss with you your criteria for location, credentials, experience, conflicts and availability for customized professional service. Early and proper identification of the requirements and needs of a case are cost effective and can determine the outcome. We assist in evaluating what materials, records, radiological studies, photographs and legal documents will be required for review by the expert in formulating the basis of the expert’s opinions.
Med Expert Witness experts are located nationwide in various areas of specialty. They are available to travel for the purpose of deposition and trial testimony, hearings or examination of an individual or evidence. Our experts are highly qualified, courteous and professional.
Upon identification of the appropriate expert for your individualized case, Med Expert Witness will recommend an expert(s) and by e-mail or fax transmission, send the proposed expert’s curriculum vitae for the client’s approval along with the retainer contract. We welcome the client’s input, questions or concerns regarding expert selection.
There are no hidden costs. Prior to engaging our expert and forwarding all relevant medical records and documents, we will clearly discuss the fees associated with your case. A retainer is required prior to the expert beginning his or her evaluation. There is NO charge for our services until you designate or retain an expert we have referred to you. We bill hourly for the use of our experts. Fees are variable and depend on the medical specialty involved, the complexity of the case, the volume of the records to be reviewed and the time permitted for completion.
All fees assessed by our medical expert will be billed through Med Expert Witness. When you retain the expert, you work together directly, and we submit invoices to you as work is performed. Should any questions arise concerning our expert’s opinion, the experienced professional staff at Med Expert Witness will serve as a liaison between you and the expert.
In extraordinary circumstances a flat fee may be negotiated for a specific task.
There are no contingency fees of any kind. Medical experts have the most credibility when they have no financial stake in the outcome. Therefore, Med Expert Witness does not enter into any contingency fee arrangements with our clients.
After receipt of the client’s approval of the medical expert and contract for their professional services, Med Expert Witness will assist, coordinate, follow up and continue its involvement as a liaison between the client and the medical expert until the conclusion of the case. When you entrust your case to Med Expert Witness, you are guaranteed ongoing professional case supervision cognizant of deadlines, time constraints and cost effectiveness. We take due care to ensure that all records and documents are kept confidential within the possession of Med Expert Witness and our experts. Our level of involvement is largely determined by the needs of both the client and the medical expert. The average time for case evaluation and review is 1 to 4 weeks, however in exceptional situations an expedited review can be completed in an effectual manner. The expert will speak directly to the client to fully discuss his or her opinions after they have completed their review. The expert may find reasons for a case to go forward, and if so, will continue their involvement until the case is concluded, or the expert may discuss factors against risking time, effort and money in continuing the case.
For emergencies and rapidly approaching deadlines, statute of limitations or hearings, Med Expert Witness can immediately assist in referring the appropriate expert for your case within your time frame, often within 24-48 hours of your request and the initial telephone consultation with our office. Med Expert Witness’ knowledge of the medical-legal issues is unmatched in choosing the most qualified expert and in circumstances where time is of the essence, the client promptly benefits from our professional services.
Med Expert Witness is responsible for communication, coordination, scheduling and billing for the expert’s professional services. They include deposition and trial testimony, hearings, examination of individuals and evidence, travel and related expenses. Our staff handles all of the details associated with the scheduling of deposition and trial testimony, as well as all billing and collection matters. Med Expert Witness leaves you free to run your law or business practice without having to expend your staff’s time on unrelated medical-legal administrative tasks.
Med Expert Witness is dedicated and committed to providing high quality, cost-effective medical experts and expertise to our clients. We have had the pleasure of referring expert witnesses and consultants to law and insurance professionals in firms of all sizes and involved in various areas of practice, including civil and criminal cases. We have served firms throughout the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Ireland and other countries throughout the world. We also serve individuals, industry, large corporations, small businesses, organizations and governmental agencies.
We are proud to continue providing professional medical expert witness services to the legal and business communities on local, national and international levels.