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Public Health Officials Testify Re: Alternative Medicine Practitioner

Public Health Officials Testify Re: Alternative Medicine Practitioner

State investigators and public health officials were called to testify as expert witnesses in the case against Nevada County, CA, alternative medicine practitioner Dr. Harvey Bigelsen. Bigelsen is charged with allegedly practicing medicine without a license. He describes his work as consulting with licensed physicians and states that he does not treat patients on his own. Dr. Biglesen began his medical career as an ophthalmologist and served in the army in Viet Nam. His Biological Health Institute clinic has been shut down during the investigation.

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Pharmacology Expert Witnesses

Pharmacology Expert Witnesses

Toxicology and pharmacology experts may testify on human and environmental exposure, risk assessments, and regulatory toxicology evaluations. Pharmacist Glenn Adam Chin is in the news declaring that he is not guilty of knowingly shipping 17,000 vials of the tainted steroid methylprednisolone acetate. The resulting meningitis outbreak killed 64 people. Chin worked for The New England Compounding Center which is now bankrupt.

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Medical Negligence Expert Witnesses

Medical Negligence Expert Witnesses

What types of cases may the medical negligence expert witness opine on? These experts may consult and testify on medical errors, negligence in hospitals, medical malpractice, and medical liability. In Madison County Circuit Court, Lauren K. Reed filed a negligence lawsuit against Southwestern Illinois Health Facilities, (2014L 000823). Reed alleges that her son was deprived of adequate oxygen which resulted in brain injury. She is requesting $500,000. The Madison County Circuit Court website states that a judge has not been assigned as of 7/6/14.

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Patent Expert Witnesses & Medical Device Lawsuit

Patent Expert Witnesses & Medical Device Lawsuit

What areas may patent expert witnesses consult on? They may write reports and opine on patent infringement, patent analysis, medical device patents, patent damages, and related matters. BioMedical Enterprises, Inc. has filed a patent infringement case in the San Antonio, TX, district court against Solana Surgica, LLC, of Memphis, TN. BME manufactures memory metal implants for musculoskeletal and soft tissue fixation and alleges that Solana has infringed on the company’s “unique bone healing technologies.”

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Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Testifies In First of 100s of Malpractice Suits

Cincinnati attorney Eric Deters won the medical malpractice case against Dr. Abubakar Durrani in Hamilton County, OH. Dr. Durrani was found guilty of performing an unnecessary operation on a patient and Deters says it is the first of hundreds of lawsuits he is filing against the spine surgeon. Dr. Durrani is now missing but Deters believes Durrani himself or his insurance company will pay damages.

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Sports Injury Expert Witness & Concussions Class Action Lawsuit

Sports Injury Expert Witness & Concussions Class Action Lawsuit

Former University of Washington football players John DuRocher and Darin Harris have filed a class action lawsuit in Indiana against the NCAA and helmet manufacturer Riddell, Inc. The plaintiffs allege that the NCAA has not educated players on the effects of brain trauma due to concussions and that Riddell helmets have not sufficiently protected against concussions.

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Pathology Expert Witness Opines On Young Girl’s Fatality

Pathology Expert Witness Opines On Young Girl’s Fatality

The Michigan Court of Appeals will decide whether Leo Ackley of Battle Creek will get a new trial in the death of 3 year old Baylee Stenman. Ackley is serving a life sentence and his new attorney says new expert opinions about child abuse could have cleared his client in 2012.

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Product Liability Expert Witnesses & CR Bard Lawsuit

Product liability expert witnesses may testify on manufacturing defects, design defects, and failure to warn. In the news, a federal jury in West Virginia awarded $2M in damages to plaintiff Donna Cisson in her lawsuit against CR Bard Inc. Bard manufactures pelvic mesh devices that plaintiffs say were not thoroughly researched for side effects.

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Family Medicine Expert Witness Testifies In Criminal Case

Family Medicine Expert Witness Testifies In Criminal Case

Family medicine expert witness Dr. Grant Greenberg testified in the Charlotte, MI, case against Dr. Kassem Hallak. Hallak is charged with 11 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving patients, including a 12 year old girl, a 14 year old girl and a high school student. Most of the alleged incidents took place at the Charlotte Medical Center and Urgent Care between 2001 and 2010.

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Forensic Nursing Expert Testifies In Alaska Case

Forensic nursing expert witness Dr. Angelia Trujillo testified in the case against Steven Marshall of Wrangell, AK, who was found guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend in December 2011.

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