OB/GYN Expert Witness Services
Federal and state courts allow expert witnesses to testify during cases to assist the judge and jury reach a decision. Reliable Clinical Experts is a referral resource for attorneys seeking OB/GYN expert witness services for medical opinions.
What Does an OB/GYN Expert Witness do?
Obstetricians and gynecologists may testify as expert witnesses on behalf of defendants, the government, or plaintiffs. Witnesses testify in accordance with their expert judgment on the merits of the case.
An Obstetrics and Gynecology expert witness explains, defines, and supplies opinions on complicated matters that the average person would not typically understand. Obstetrics & gynecology expert witnesses can provide much-needed clarification for plaintiffs and defense lawyers in court cases. Expert witnesses assist with case preparation, create preliminary reports, evaluate the claims, and form an expert opinion on the specific topic. Additionally, witnesses will appear for interrogatories, depositions, and courtroom testimony when needed for the expediency of the lawsuit.
Expert witnesses do not necessarily have to provide testimony during civil or criminal trials. Other services include an explanatory phone call, letter writing, and fact-checking.
How to Find Obstetrics & Gynecology Expert Witnesses
Our network of board-certified OB/GYN expert witnesses testify, consult and provide litigation support on obstetrics & gynecology and corresponding legal issues. Reliable Clinical Experts connect lawyers with experienced and qualified physicians for cases concerning obstetrics and gynecology, gynecologic surgery, perinatology, reproductive endocrinology, and maternal-fetal medicine.
We also custom recruit OB/GYN expert witnesses for court cases involving negligent care, cesarean section difficulties, contraceptives and birth control, ectopic pregnancies, epidural anesthesia, incompetent cervix, and a variety of other complications regarding women’s health. An OB/GYN expert witness can also provide insight on cases relating to the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, reproduction, labor management, birth injuries, lactation, and breastfeeding.
If you have a unique case or request, please let us know. We will do our best to find obstetrics & gynecology expert witnesses to form expert opinions, draft reports, and supply expert witness testimony at deposition and trial.
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Medical cases are particularly challenging for attorneys and jury members. Complicated medical terminology and lack of understanding can severely impact the outcome of a claim.
Reliable Clinical Experts helps plaintiff and defense lawyers formulate a clear interpretation of the facts of healthcare delivery in medical cases. Our experts use easy-to-understand language to ensure everyone in the courtroom is on the same page.
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Per your request, I have reviewed the files regarding the care Jane Doe and what follows is my expert opinion based on may review of the records provided.
I am Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. I had extensive pelvic surgery training in residency with recognizes experts in the field. I also have extensive training and experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques. I have had twenty-two years of private practice experience performing and teaching these surgeries. I currently devote over 90% of my time to clinical practice, and the remaining time to teaching residents, medical students, and nurse practitioner students. I currently perform over 200 complex pelvic surgeries per year, including prolapse, incontinence, complex benign gynecologic procedures, and minimally invasive surgeries. I have been performing office and hospital hysteroscopic surgeries since 1995.
What follow are the summary of care on and my opinion regarding her care.
In reviewing the medical records, I can render an opinion with reasonable degree of medical certainty that Ms. Jane Doe care was well within the medical standard of care. Her care followed guidelines set forth by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as well as the American Urogynecologist Society. She certainly appeared to perceive a difficult recovery but there are no records to establish a departure from standard of care.
Ms. Jane Doe presented with a history abnormal bleeding and fibroids. She has appropriate preoperative evaluation with endometrial biopsy. She subsequently proceeded to hysterectomy and was appropriately co-manage with a general surgeon to treat her extensive abdominal adhesions, which again showed good judgement by the gynecologic surgeon in the approach to the hysterectomy. Dr. Doe again showed good judgement by the gynecologic surgeon in the approach to the hysterectomy. Dr. Doe then chose to perform a supracervical hysterectomy which was prudent in the patient that had extensive adhesions and, presumably, limited surgical visualization. By not removing the cervix, Dr. Doe would not have compromised anatomic support of the vagina. The patients’ s post-operative course may have been complicated by more pain because of the extensive pathology encountered in her surgery. There did not appear to be any other reason for her post-operative course. The fact that Dr. Doe left for vacation the day after surgery is not an indictment for poor care, albeit may have reflected poor patient communication.
The subsequent occurrence of prolapse can only be explained by two theories. The first is that they enlarged fibroid uterus combined with extensive abdominal and pelvic adhesion gave a false sense of pelvic floor support by not allowing the prolapse to be clinically apparent. The second theory would be that the prolapse was not diagnosed or appreciated on clinical exam prior to surgery. I have extensively reviewed the records and have not found a documented pelvic exam immediately prior to surgery. There is an exam form 2013 in the document which did not indicate any pelvic prolapse. Dr. Doe documents that an exam was done, and transvaginal ultrasound was performed that did not comment on the presence of absence of pelvic prolapse of any type. It is also not documented that the patient complained of urinary incontinence of prolapse symptoms prior to the surgery.
Ms. Jane Doe alleges how she felt “violated” with physical therapy. Physical therapy is the first line of treatment for prolapse and urinary incontinence by several guidelines. The Physical therapy described was standard protocol. The patient had an opportunity to decline. I have had multiple patients that opted to not have internal manual therapy performed for a variety of reasons.
In summary, it is unfortunate that Ms. Jane Doe experienced a difficult and complicated course of care. In my expert opinion, Ms. Jane Doe received appropriate and timely care and management.
All my above opinions are expressed to a reasonable degree of medical certainty. I reserve the right to amend these opinions if additional information becomes available.
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