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Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Turns to Expert Institute for Niche Medical Experts

We spoke with Cynthia Mazzuto, a nurse paralegal at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, about a young girl's misdiagnosis and how Expert Institute helped connect her with an expert in a particular medical specialty.

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— Updated on January 19, 2023

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath Turns to Expert Institute for Niche Medical Experts

The Firm

From personal injury to medical malpractice, the team at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath is dedicated to securing justice for injured victims and their families. For over 30 years, Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath have worked tirelessly to fight against corporate institutions and insurance companies, culminating in $2.5 billion recovered for their clients. The reputation of the West Palm Beach firm precedes them, which is why 40% of their cases come from referring attorneys and former client referrals.

The Case

After visiting a pediatric ophthalmologist for blurry vision, a four-year-old girl and her mother were assured that everything was okay. Unfortunately, a year later when the young girl’s visual condition worsened, another physician told the family that she was blind in one eye and had an unusually rare congenital glaucoma. The family turned to Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath seeking compensation for the initial misdiagnosis that led to the injuries that will forever impact this young girl’s life.

The Challenge

Finding a high-quality expert witness for a complex case is no easy feat. But searching for one in a very particular specialty adds another layer of difficulty. Nurse paralegal Cynthia Mazzuto would have spent weeks trying to find a pediatric ophthalmologist who could take the stand and testify to the negligence in this case.

“When it comes to these unusual specialties, it’s a lot more difficult, extremely time-consuming, and takes me away from other things that I could be doing because now I have to find [the expert]. It’s imperative that I find an expert, but I have to do it the old-fashioned way,” Mazzuto said.

Rather than dedicating valuable time to looking through online searches and reaching out to other paralegals in the community, Mazzuto turned to Expert Institute for the heavy lifting.

The Solution

Using our Expert Search service, Mazzuto was able to easily input case information and details about the expert specialty she needed into our cloud-based platform, Expert iQ. From there, our medical research team identified an expert witness that was not only willing to review the case and take the stand if necessary, but also was the best match.

“Our experience has been very positive. I can’t say enough about the quality of the expert witnesses provided by Expert Institute.”

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