Ambulance Expert Witnesses

Ambulance expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on ambulance. The ambulance expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Preparedness, and Security.

Peter C Benson, MD

Walnut Creek, California
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Room, Emergency Department, ER, Emergency Medical Services, EMS, ambulance, fire department, Hyperbaric Medicine, HBO, Diving Medicine, emergency intubation, myocardial infarction, stroke, sepsis, torsion, encephalitis, meningitis, foreign body, trauma, overdose, hemorrhage
I am currently working as a board certified, residency trained, Emergency Physician in a metropolitan trauma center in Northern California. My 15+ years of Emergency Medicine experience also includes several years of working in smaller, rural Emergency Departments. In addition, I also serve as the EMS medical director of a large fire department and provide medical oversight and quality control of over 300 paramedics and EMTs, including a busy helicopter EMS program. Over the last 8+ years I have been asked to provide expert opinions with regard to the standard of care in Emergency Departments, Urgent Care, and Prehospital (EMS) settings.

Benjamin W Masten, NRP, P.I., M.S.

Leo, Indiana
Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Preparedness - Disaster Response, Tactical EMS, Computers, ACLS, PALS, CPR, PHTLS, Pre-Hospital, Ambulance, EMT
COMPTIA Net + certified, EMT/Paramedic Instructor,

Ryan C. Jacobsen, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FAEMS University of Kansas Health System

Olathe, Kansas
Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine - EMS, EMT, Paramedic, CPR, refusals, negligence, protocols, overdose, ambulance, wrongful death, resuscitation, ketamine, trauma, cardiac arrest, spinal care, airway, excited delirium, heat stroke, restraints, stroke, heart attack, scope of practice, intubation, anaphylaxis, shock, sepsis
Dr. Jacobsen is a board certified Emergency Medicine physician with sub-specialty board certification in EMS (out-of-hospital medicine). Dr. Jacobsen is an Associate Professor and award winning teacher and lecturer at a major, Midwest academic medical center and continues to publish in the peer reviewed medical literature regarding EMS and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Jacobsen has an active clinical practice that includes responses to 911 calls as an EMS Physician and continues to work in the Emergency Department as an Attending Physician. Dr. Jacobsen has experience working with both defense and plaintiff attorneys providing litigation support and consultation for a variety of issues related to out-of-hospital care.

A. Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Minnesota
Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Services, EMT, Paramedic, Standard of Care, Prehospital, Inter-facility Transport, Ambulance, Cardiac Arrest, Airway Management, Choking, Spinal Injury Management, Excited Delirium, Patient Restraint, Refusal of Care, Failure to Transport, Patient Safety.
* Residency trained and Board Certified in Emergency Medicine * Sup-specialty Board Certified in Emergency Medical Services * Minnesota State EMS Medical Director 2007 - 2010 * Wisconsin State EMS Medical Director 2006 - 2008 * Chair, National Council of State EMS Medical Directors 2006 - 2008 * EMS Physician Advisory Committee, Wisconsin DHFS 1993 - 2004 * Author of two ECG texts and Medical Advisor to two Emergency Medical Responder textbooks * Editorial Board member Journal of Emergency Medical Services 2007 - present * Medical Director M Health Fairview EMSd (St. Paul MN) 2008 - 2020 * Medical Director United Emergency Medical Response (WI) 2007 - Present * Medical Director Ashland Bayfield County (WI) 2006 - 2012 * Medical Director Eau Claire Fire Department (WI) 1994 - 2004 * Assistant Medical Director Janesville Fire Department (WI) 1989 - 1993 My experience in direct oversight of EMS agencies and development of state-wide policies and protocols attests to my ability to ev...

Bill McDonald, Ph.D., SME, NR-Paramedic, FACPE, FAcEM, NCEE, RF, CIC, CEM McDonald Public Safety Consulting, LLC

Staten Island, New York
Emergency Medical Services, Security - Ambulance, Paramedic EMT, Advanced Airway Management (Intubation), stretcher falls, American Heart Association, EMS Emergency Communications and System Design, Emergency Management, Positional Asphyxia, Death in custody,Standard of Care, Police, Police administration
McDonald Public Safety Consulting, LLC., provides expert witness consulting related to Emergency Medical Services & other areas of public safety such as law enforcement, security, fire protection, emergency management & safety. Dr. McDonald, the Executive Director & Principal Consultant, is a paramedic certified by the National Registry of EMTs, along with the States of New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania. Dr. McDonald is also a trained armed executive protection specialist & has consultants who are retired "Brass" from the NYPD and FDNY. Dr. McDonald has been in public safety for over 25 years & has held positions in various EMS agencies including private, municipal, & not for profit organizations. Dr. McDonald has held positions in all areas of EMS including operations, management, education, QA/QI, & performance improvement. Dr. McDonald has held leadership roles for a large hospital system in New York City where he had responsibilities in the EMS, Public Safety, & Emergency...

Paul A. Werfel, MS, NRP, CIC The Werfel Group, LLC

Mt Sinai, New York
Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine - EMS, Emergency Medical Services, paramedics, ambulance, prehospital care, resuscitation, Critical care transport, myocardial infarction, airway management, death in custody, excited delirium, allergic reactions, EMTs, protocols, intubation, cardiac arrhythmia, trauma care
A prolific international speaker and author of over 50 articles, magazine columns, and book sections, Paul brings over four decades of EMS experience to his clients. In addition to fourteen years as an NYC Paramedic, Professor Werfel has served as The Program Coordinator for Advanced Cardiac, Trauma, and Pediatric life support at the Emergency Care Institute at Bellevue Hospital-NYU Medical Center in New York City, and as Emergency Care Programs Coordinator at Jamaica Hospital, Queens N.Y. In addition to his years as Director of the Stony Brook University EMT and Paramedic Program, He also serves as Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Clinical Assistant Professor of Health Science. As a recipient of the 1998 Faculty Achievement Award, Professor Werfel is also a member of the review boards for Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, and Pre-Hospital Immediate Care Magazines. He was an expert writer for the National Standard EMT-Intermediate/Paramedic Curriculum revision projec...

Donald Locasto, MD

Loveland, Ohio
Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medicine - EMT, EMTP, Paramedic, Ambulance, Emergency Transportation, Emergency Department, EMS Medical Direction, EMS Education, EMS Quality Improvement, AEMT, Emergency Medical Training, EMS Board Certified, Emergency Medicine, EMS, Emergency Medical Services, EMS Performance, Mobile Intensive Care
Former EMT and paramedic (1983-1996), now a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine (sine 2002) and Emergency Medical Services (since 2013). Have provided EMS Medical Direction for over 21 EMS, Fire and Police Departments including a major US city (for 17 years). Developed and presided as Director for an academic Division of EMS for 17 years. Can provide a broad view of expertise including EMS Quality performance, medical operations and Emergency Department care. Have represented both plaintiffs and defendants on the state and federal level. Multiple EMS related cases completed. I also offer services as a resource for the lawyer in the pre-deposition phase of a case. Still actively practicing.

William C. Gerard, MD CPE MMM FACEP Nonstop Consulting, LLC

Chapin, South Carolina
Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services - Ambulance, EMS, helicopter EMS, tactical EMS, airway management, clinical documentation / electronic health record, patient transfers, EMTALA.

Richard N. Bradley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

PEARLAND, Texas
Emergency Medical Services - AED, Aeromedical, Airway, Ambulance, Defibrillator, Disaster, Emergency Medical Service, Emergency Medical Technician, First Responder, Gurney, Helicopter, Hurricane, Medical Control, Out-of-hospital, Paramedic, Pre-hospital, Rescue, Transfer, Transport, Ventilator
Richard N. Bradley, MD has met the highest training standards by being fellowship trained and board certified in Emergency Medical Services by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He recently retired as a Professor of Emergency Medicine from the McGovern Medical School, where he founded and led the Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine, created the school’s EMS Fellowship, and designed and led a medical student seminar on EMS and Disaster Medicine. He continues in active service as an EMS Medical Director for several EMS Agencies. He started his career as an EMT in 1980 and practiced as a paramedic in California for six years before medical school. In addition to practicing as a paramedic in three states, he also has over twenty years’ experience as a volunteer firefighter. He is a member of the First Aid Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. He currently serves as a member of the National EMS Advisory Council, where he chairs the Equitable C...

John A. DeArmond, MPA (Honors), NRP, CCEMT-P, LP Brook Hollow Consulting

San Antonio, Texas
Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Preparedness - Paramedic, EMT, Ambulance, Prehospital, EMS, Disaster Management, Emergency Management, Prehospital Care,
I have been a Nationally Certified Paramedic since 1990 and have been involved with the public safety profession since 1987. I have worked as a clinician, an educator and a manager in both the United States and internationally. I have managed and coordinated medical and safety education programs for both private and governmental organizations. I have a Master of Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management from Metropolitan College of New York. Additionally, I am a graduate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Basic Emergency Management Academy, the Advance and Professional Development programs, the Continuity of Operations (COOP) Level 1, the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Incident Command System (ICS) instructor program. Additionally, I am a certified instructor with the State of California Fire Marshal (CSFM) 1A-1C and a Level 2 National EMS Instructor with the National Association of Emergency Medical Educators (NAEMSE)....

A. Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Services, EMT, Paramedic, Standard of Care, Prehospital, Inter-facility Transport, Ambulance, Cardiac Arrest, Airway Management, Choking, Spinal Injury Management, Excited Delirium, Patient Restraint, Refusal of Care, Failure to Transport, Patient Safety.
* Residency trained and Board Certified in Emergency Medicine * Sup-specialty Board Certified in Emergency Medical Services * Minnesota State EMS Medical Director 2007 - 2010 * Wisconsin State EMS Medical Director 2006 - 2008 * Chair, National Council of State EMS Medical Directors 2006 - 2008 * EMS Physician Advisory Committee, Wisconsin DHFS 1993 - 2004 * Author of two ECG texts and Medical Advisor to two Emergency Medical Responder textbooks * Editorial Board member Journal of Emergency Medical Services 2007 - present * Medical Director M Health Fairview EMSd (St. Paul MN) 2008 - 2020 * Medical Director United Emergency Medical Response (WI) 2007 - Present * Medical Director Ashland Bayfield County (WI) 2006 - 2012 * Medical Director Eau Claire Fire Department (WI) 1994 - 2004 * Assistant Medical Director Janesville Fire Department (WI) 1989 - 1993 My experience in direct oversight of EMS agencies and development of state-wide policies and protocols attests to my ability to ev...