Summer 2013

Welcome To Consolidated Consultants' Summer 2013 Newsletter

This issue discusses if are workers' compensation experts really worth the expense, lying experts, unrecognized soft tissue injuries and tracking cell phone use


Are Workers' Compensation Experts Really Worth The Expense?

Expert Expense

Written by: Certified Industrial Hygienist OSHA Expert Witness No. 1133

Frank Weedon, Attorney at Law

Mayfield, Weedon LLP, Longview TX

Occupational Health and Safety compliance officers (aka "CSHOs") generally didn't have to worry about redress to injured employees. That was addressed by Worker's Compensation, which I thought of vaguely as a form of employer-required insurance. Some safety professionals or adjustors working in the private sector would visit work sites to assess work practices and determine what kind of "modifier" the company should have attached to the required premium. Companies with a history of accidents paid a higher premium for Worker's Compensation coverage. That potentially higher premium was the down side. The up side was significant: Injured workers couldn't sue the company for negligence, pain and suffering, or punitive damages.

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REFINE YOUR EXPERT WITNESS SEARCH WITH OUR UNIQUE MULTI-STATE MAP

Expert Map Search

Written by: Consolidated Consultants

In an effort to best serve our clients needs and address the ever-limiting rules that courts are imposing on the use of expert witnesses, Consolidated Consultants is launching our multi-state selection feature for expert witness searches.

 

This feature allows the attorney to select specific states to target their search according to both geographic preference or to accommodate specific court rules. Consolidated Consultants has long had the ability to refine the searches by region; however, we have found that the ability to select specific states helps the attorney find the expert who best meets their needs and conforms to the rules of court necessary in certain circumstances.

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Judge Puts the 'Smack Down' on Expert Witness for Lying on Witness Stand

Courtroom

Written by: Consolidated Consultants

Hiring an expert for your case can be a daunting experience. Finding just the right expert, one who not only has the requisite experience, but one who you can rely on to help you build your case, has become a vital part of the litigation package, and it's expensive. When retaining an expert there is always the temptation to find one who agrees with your theory of the case. Whether Plaintiff or Defense, it's hard to spend money for an expert opinion that comes in with less-than-enthusiastic support, or even worse, one whose opinion comes down on the other side. However, it's also something to be wary of when your expert has a history of 'overzealous support'.

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Unrecognized Soft Tissue Injuries In A Medical Practice

Unrecognized Soft Tissue Injuries In Medical Practice

Written by: Board Certified Reconstructive and Plastic Surgeon Expert Witness No. 1790

Physicians are often called upon to evaluate and manage a wide scope of soft tissue injuries. Damage to adjacent structures or organs are sometimes overlooked, even after thorough evaluation by the initial practitioner. The prudent practitioner will consider a plastic surgical evaluation, but fully evaluating certain types of trauma..

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Tracking The Location Of A Cell Phone

Tracking The Location Of A Cell Phone

Written by: Telecommunications Engineer & Patents Expert Witness No. 1612

Your wireless device sends out a periodic signal to the nearest radio tower/cell site so that a network will know where to route an incoming communication and how to properly bill for the service. This is necessary to make wireless communications possible. Location information derived from providing voice service is CPNI (customer proprietary network information).

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Medical Experts


Certified Clinical Nurse Expert Witness

    Education & Training:
  • University of South Dakota School of Nursing, 1986
  • Western Schools Continuing Education Programs, 1988-present
  • Southwestern College BLS Instructor Training, AHA, 2004
  • Advanced Life Saving Training, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2011
    Medical Review Experience:
  • Numerous cases reviewed involve moderate to extensive multi-system bodily injury/trauma/abuse/neglect, surgeries, procedures, and a large variety of medical complications resulting in prolonged treatments/disabilities/or death associated with the pediatric and neonatal population.
  • Serve as a practicing Neonatal/Pediatric Nursing Expert.
      Extensive Medical Record and Deposition Reviews
    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Malpractice Litigation
    • Trial Experience

Read Full CV of Medical Expert Witness No. 306


Vascular Surgery Expert Witness

    CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Board Certified Vascular Surgery, 2011-Present
  • Board Certified General Surgery, 2008-Present
  • RPVI (Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation), 2009-Present
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 2012-Present
  • Licensed to Practice Medicine in Florida and New York
    EDUCATION:
  • 2008-2010 NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY Vascular Surgery Fellow, 2008-2010
  • 2003-2008 Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL General Surgery Residency Chief Resident Surgery, 2007-2008
  • 1999-2003 Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA Doctor of Medicine, 3.9/4.0 GPA Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1994-1999 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA BS Molecular Biology, HIGH HONORS Minors in Biochemistry and Spanish
  • 1996 University of Oxford at Worcester College, Oxford, England

Read Full CV of Medical Expert Witness No. 477


Board Certified Occupational Medicine Expert Witness

    EDUCATION:
  • The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan M.P.H. (Occupational Medicine) July, 1997
  • The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio M.D. Degree June, 1989
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois B.A. Degree (Biological Sciences) June, 1984
    CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Board Certified Occupational Medicine, January, 2004
  • Medical Review Officer Certification Council, October, 1996
  • Ohio State Medical License, October, 1990
  • Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners, April, 1990

Read Full CV of Medical Expert Witness No. 2743


Surgical Physician Assistant Expert Witness

    EDUCATION:
  • 1977 – 1979 Bachelor of Science in Medicine, Physician Assistant Program College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • 1976 – 1977 Graduate Studies in Medical Science University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • 1972 – 1976 Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Medicine Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
    BOARDS, CERTIFICATIONS, and LICENSURE:
  • 1979 Florida License
  • 1979 National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants
  • 1980 Passed Proficiency Exam in Surgery for Physician Assistants;
  • 1986 Passed National Recertification Examination for Physician
  • 1992 Assistants (PANRE)

Read Full CV of Medical Expert Witness No. 520


Technical Experts


Intellectual Property Patent Attorney Expert Witness

Professional Summary:

Legal and business adviser to high tech, life sciences, industrial, commercial and financial businesses, media creators, and entrepreneurs.   Frequent speaker before professional, technical, and academic organizations and presents CLE (continuing legal education) classes.   Provides established companies and start-ups with clear legal advice on which sound business decisions may be based. This expert has extensive in-house experience working with line and executive management to solve operating and sintrategic problems as well as operating management experience.   Works with businesses to develop smooth operating relationships with upper and lower tier contractors. Contracts are written to define complex requirements and establish operating relationships to foster optimum performance and minimize the potential for disputes.   Additional areas include government contracts, licensing, technology business deals, and software development, and exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights. This expert has written and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, prepared patentability and infringement opinions, had worldwide responsibility for patent and trademark portfolios of public companies, and litigated patent infringement suits.

Read Full CV of Technical Expert Witness No. 2467


Professional Engineer Fire Safety Failure Analysis Expert Witness

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Licensed Professional Engineer with over twenty-five years of domestic and international experience in civil, mechanical, industrial and systems engineering. Nationally Certified in Fire and Explosions Investigations, having lead joint investigations of cause and origin determinations in various states. Holds a Masters of Science in Engineering degree focused in mechanical and industrial engineering, with a minor in Business Administration. Undergraduate education was in civil engineering, with a focus on structural and geotechnical engineering. Professional experience has included mechanical, electrical, structural, geotechnical, fire science, material sciences, quality analysis/control and process/production optimization related design and operational issues. Has extensive experience with FDA and local, state and federal regulatory agency coordination and code regulation compliance. Frequently called on to analyze production, process and system failures and resolutions involving food, beverage, and material handling equipment, commercial/residential investigations and civil/structural/construction engineering projects. Project engineering and management of various “Greenfield” Plants, processing lines/systems and expansion projects throughout North America and Europe. International management of technical, operational and business resources.

Read Full CV of Technical Expert Witness No.2015


Commercial Real Estate Expert Witness

BACKGROUND SUMMARY: Expert 434 is a commercial real estate consultant specializing in the shopping center, mall and retail real estate industries. He has experience serving as senior executive of, or adviser to, both Fortune 100 retailers and shopping center developers. Clients include national retailers, Mall R.E.I.T.s, institutional investors and law firms. Expertise includes; litigation support services, expert witness testimony, shopping center management, leasing and operations, partnership and landlord/tenant disputes, standards of care, best practices, and due diligence services for retailers, developers, law firms, lenders and investors.

    PROFESSIONAL LECTURING ACTIVITIES
  • Cornell University Dispute Resolution in Shopping Center Development
  • Hunter College Urban Renewal and Valuation of Retail Property
  • Santa Clara University Revitalization of Distressed Centers Numerous lectures and seminars given through the Urban Land Institute (ULI), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) and National Retail Merchants Association (NRMA).

Read Full CV of Technical Expert Witness No.434


Soccer Sports Administration Expert Witness

    EDUCATION
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Master of Business Administration, 1981 - 1984 Concentration in Marketing, Hughes Aircraft MBA Fellow.
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES Bachelor of Science, Engineering, 1973 - 1979 Concentration in Computer Engineering, Vice President of UCLA Water Ski Club
    SOCCER REFEREE & ADMINISTRATOR 1982 – present
  • USSF Referee (1995 – 2009)
  • AYSO, National Referee
  • AYSO, Advanced Referee Assessor
  • AYSO, Advanced Referee Instructor
    • Trains and certifies AYSO Referees
    • Trains and certifies AYSO volunteers on AYSO policy and Safe Haven
  • AYSO, Area Referee Director of Instruction (1999 - 2003)
    • Coordinated and conducted referee training programs throughout the West Side, Central, and South Central Los Angeles and surrounding communities
  • AYSO, Regional Referee Administrator (1996 - 1999)
    • Responsible for all aspects of referee program in Santa Monica, CA

Read Full CV of Technical Expert Witness No.1113


 

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