Paraplegic Expert Witnesses

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Paraplegic expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including medical malpractice, personal injury law, disability rights, rehabilitation therapy, and occupational therapy. Some of the most common specialties for paraplegic expert witnesses also include spinal cord injuries, wheelchair accessibility, home modifications for disabilities, and adaptive equipment use. They can opine on the effects of negligent care leading to paralysis, workplace safety for disabled individuals, the impact of architectural barriers on paraplegics, the necessity of specific therapeutic interventions, and quality of life issues related to paraplegia.

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Kirsten Thomas, CLCP, MS, OTRView profile

ID: 528970

Ms. Kirsten Thomas, CLCP, MS, OTR

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Colorado

Ms. Kirsten Thomas has 20 years of experience in the field of Occupational Therapy and Life Care Planning. She earned her BA in Psychology from Washburn University and her MS in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. She then went on to receive her Certificate in Life Care Planning from Capital University Law School. Today, this expert is certified as an Occupational Therapist by...

Occupational Therapy Expert WitnessView profile

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Occupational Therapy Expert Witness

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New York

This highly qualified occupational therapist has been in practice for 15+ years. He earned his MS in Occupational Therapy at Touro College and is a certified hand therapist and licensed occupational therapist. This expert is highly active in his field. He is a member of several professional organizations and contributes to peer reviewed and industry journals. Presently, this expert is a professor...

Gretchen Nannette Miller, OTRView profile

ID: 2631261

Ms. Gretchen Nannette Miller, OTR

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Tennessee

Ms. Gretchen N. Miller has 19 years of experience in the field of Occupational Therapy. She earned her BS in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and her MBA from Morehead State University. Today, she is a licensed Occupational Therapist in the States of Colorado and Tennessee. Formerly, this expert served as the Director of the Transitional Care Unit and...

Occupational Therapy Expert WitnessView profile

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Occupational Therapy Expert Witness

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Ohio

This board certified expert has extensive experience working in Orthopedics and Gerontology. She has worked on quality assurance for a (Program for All Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE) program, completing Level II incident reports and root cause analyses for adverse outcomes cases to determine the cause of injury and to prevent other incidents from occurring. Her clinical time is divided...

Jerome Charles Stenehjem Jr, MDView profile

ID: 18377

Dr. Jerome Charles Stenehjem Jr, MD

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California

Dr. Jerome C. Stenehjem Jr has 37 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and he earned his MD from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics. Today, this expert is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Formerly, the...

Hippotherapy Expert WitnessView profile

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Hippotherapy Expert Witness

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New Jersey

This New Jersey licensed occupational therapist received her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Philadelphia University and a Bachelor's of Science in Equine Studies from Averett University. She is a board certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS) and teaches other therapists about the field via fieldwork student supervision, national conference presentations and her extensive...

Steven Derad Kamajian, CMD, DO, FACOFPView profile

ID: 27600

Dr. Steven Derad Kamajian, CMD, DO, FACOFP

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California

Dr. Steven D. Kamajian has 42 years of experience in Family Medicine. He earned his BS in Biology from Saint Joseph's University and his DO from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a rotating internship at Botsford Hospital, Farmington and a residency in Family Practice at Metropolitan Hospital. Today, this expert is a certified Medical Director through the American...

Occupational Therapy Expert WitnessView profile

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Occupational Therapy Expert Witness

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California

This expert is responsible for the creation of the Outpatient Occupational Therapy Program at St Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was the first Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist in the city. He has clinical experience in acute care, intensive care, transitional care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing, assisted living, and home health occupational therapy. He previously served on...

Bradley Abbott Helms, MDView profile

ID: 29781

Dr. Bradley Abbott Helms, MD

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Minnesota

Dr. Bradley A. Helms has over 20 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He earned his BS from Texas A&M University and his MD from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Today, this expert is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Formerly,...

Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Occupational Medicine Expert WitnessView profile

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Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Occupational Medicine Expert Witness

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Maryland

This highly-qualified expert has extensive experience in occupational medicine, pain management, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He received his BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania before earning his MPH in public health leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MD at Temple University. He subsequently completed an internal medicine internship...

Rebekah Leigh Martin, MDView profile

ID: 31927

Dr. Rebekah Leigh Martin, MD

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Colorado

Dr. Rebekah L. Martin has 12 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She earned her BS in Animal Biology from Tarleton State University and her MD from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center- School of Medicine. After completing her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor University Medical Center, she went on to complete a fellowship in...

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Expert WitnessView profile

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Expert Witness

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North Carolina

This qualified physical medicine and rehabilitation expert earned his BS in biology from the University of North Carolina, his MS in health care administration from Touro International University, and his MD from East Carolina University. He also completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation from East Carolina University. This expert is board certified in physical medicine and...

Diana M Bubanja, CFCE, CLCP, DPTView profile

ID: 53629

Dr. Diana M Bubanja, CFCE, CLCP, DPT

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California

Dr. Diana M. Bubanja has 36 years of experience in the field of Physical Therapy and Life Care Planning. After earning her BS in Kinesiology from California State University, East Bay and her BS in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary's University Los Angeles, she went on to earn her DPT from Boston University. Today, this expert is a Certified Life Care Planner through the Board of the...

Vocational Rehabilitation Expert WitnessView profile

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Vocational Rehabilitation Expert Witness

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New Jersey

This highly-qualified expert earned his BS in counseling and human services as well as his MS in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Scranton. He is both a licensed and certified rehabilitation counselor and a certified life care planner. This expert is a member of multiple professional organizations including the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals and the...

Thomas Lyle Hedge Jr, MDView profile

ID: 57920

Dr. Thomas Lyle Hedge Jr, MD

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California

Dr. Thomas L. Hedge Jr. has 41 years of experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He earned his BA in Biology from the University of California Riverside and his MD from Keck School of Medicine of USC. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at LAC+USC Medical Center. Today, this expert is board certified in...

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine Expert WitnessView profile

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine Expert Witness

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California

This qualified expert earned her BS in computer science from International Christian University in Japan before earning her DO from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She subsequently completed an internship at Alameda County Medical Center, a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine, and a fellowship in pain medicine at UC San...

Scott John Kush, JD, MD, MPH, MSView profile

ID: 60084

Dr. Scott John Kush, JD, MD, MPH, MS

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California

Dr. Scott J. Kush has over 15 years of experience in the field of Life Expectancy Calculations. He earned his BA in Psychology and BS in Biochemistry from the University of California San Diego. He completed his MD from Stanford School of Medicine and his MPH from San Diego State University. Later on, he completed his JD from Stanford University and MS in Actuarial Science from Columbia...

Physical Therapy Expert WitnessView profile

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Physical Therapy Expert Witness

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Massachusetts

This highly-qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in physical therapy. He received his BS in marketing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh before earning his MPT from Nova Southeastern University and his MS in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy from the University of South Australia. He is a licensed physical therapist and holds several certifications, including...

Dawn Lynn Cook, CLCP, CNLCP, RNView profile

ID: 64388

Ms. Dawn Lynn Cook, CLCP, CNLCP, RN

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Nevada

Ms. Dawn Cook has over 43 years of experience in Life Care Planning. She earned her diploma in Nursing from Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing. Today, this expert is certified as a Nurse Life Care Planner by the Certified Nurse Life Care Planner Certification Board and as a Life Care Planner by the International Commission on Health Care Certification. She is licensed as a Registered Nurse...

Physical Therapy Expert WitnessView profile

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Physical Therapy Expert Witness

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Texas

This expert has over 18 years of experience as a physical therapist. He received two B.S. degrees from Langston University in Biology and Physical Therapy, respectively. He also received a M.S. in Orthopedics from Texas Woman's University and a D.P.T. in Physical Therapy from Simmons College. He previously served as the Lead Physical Therapist at Michael E. Debakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center....

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Paraplegic Expert Witness FAQs

A paraplegic expert witness provides specialized knowledge on spinal cord injuries, their causes, treatments, and impacts on quality of life. They can help establish causation, liability, and damages.

Cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, or product liability often require the insights of a paraplegic expert witness.

Yes, some experts may specialize in areas like rehabilitation therapy, neurology, urology, or orthopedics related to spinal cord injuries.

They can review medical records to determine if proper care was given, identify any negligence or deviation from standard practices leading to the injury.

These experts can provide insight into the long-term effects of paralysis, including physical limitations and mental health impacts. This helps quantify damages for compensation.

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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