As a personal injury or medical malpractice attorney, you understand the critical role an expert witness plays in proving or defending a claim. But it can be tricky determining the type of expert witness you require and when to bring them in. While there are no hard and fast rules for this type of legal strategy, there are helpful guidelines. Review a few here regarding head & neck surgery expert witnesses.

Some Areas an Expert Witness in this Field Can Cover

ENT expert witnesses and head and neck surgery expert witnesses are medical professionals who meet the legal definition of an expert witness in the jurisdiction where they will be working and testifying. 

The required qualifications can vary, but generally, an expert witness must have and prove specific knowledge of and experience with their stated area of expertise.

Head and neck surgery expert witnesses have extensive education, training, experience, skill, and/or knowledge in surgical procedures that involve the head or neck. That includes the ears, throat, thyroid, larynx, nasal cavities, tonsils, salivary glands, jaws, and many other areas specific to the head and neck region.

How an Expert Witness Can Help Your Case

With their in-depth knowledge of surgical procedures that involve the head and neck, these medical expert witnesses weigh in on the merits of a personal injury or medical malpractice claim. They understand and help define the standard of care that’s required in surgical procedures involving any areas of the head and neck.

If your client is suing or being sued in relation to the following surgeries, an ENT expert witness can provide valuable legal assistance: 

  • Parotid surgery
  • Oral cavity surgery
  • Some dental procedures
  • Larynx operations, such as laryngoplasty
  • Laryngeal cancer surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Ear procedures, like tympanostomy for ear tubes
  • Sinus and nasal procedures, like rhinoplasty
  • Radial head surgery
  • Neck lymph node dissection
  • Tumor removal from the sinuses and nasal cavity
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery for the head and neck

There are also many other surgeries that may fall under the purview of a head and neck surgery expert witness. 

When You Need a Qualified Head & Neck Surgery Expert Witness

Because an expert witness can help you assess the strength and validity of a claim, early case involvement is key. Whether your client is the injured party or the defending medical professional or insurer, it’s vital that you gather all the pertinent facts as soon as possible, which may mean bringing in an ENT expert witness as soon as you’re aware that head or neck surgery played a role in your case.

If you’re working with a client whose claim may require the services of a head and neck surgery expert witness or ENT expert witness, contact Reliable Clinical Experts to locate a qualified candidate. Call (855) 963-3625 to speak with a knowledgeable representative.