Birth Injury Expert Witnesses

Birth injury 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 birth injury. The birth injury expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Fraud, Gynecology, Hospitalist, Legal Nurse Consulting, Life Care Planning, Maternal & Fetal Medicine, Mental Health, Midwife, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Neuropsychology, Neuroradiology, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Psychology.

Margaret "Lisa" A Browne, BSN OB-RNC

Providence

valencia, California
Nurse, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Labor and Delivery, fetal monitoring, high risk Antenatal, Triage, postpartum, birth injury, standards of care, shoulder dystocia, obstetrical hemorrhage.
I have been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years providing inpatient care for laboring patients, many with high-risk pregnancies. I am currently employed full time in labor and delivery, managing patients during vaginal deliveries or cesareans. As needed, I fill in as a relief charge nurse. I am familiar with standards of care for my specialty. Current in certifications: Advanced Fetal Monitoring ACLS - Advanced Life Support NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program BLS - Basic Life Support AWHONN member

Dana Chidekel, PhD, ABN, ABPdN

Calabasas, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Birth Injury, Undue Influence, Hypoxia, HIE, Capacity, Probate, Post-Death, Disability, Medical Malpractice, Neurodevelopmental, Learning Disability, Autism, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, Emotional Distress, Special Education, Malingering
Dr. Chidekel is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology since 2001. She is also a fellow of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology. She has been certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology since 2006. Dr. Chidekel currently maintains a private clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment of children and adults in Southern California. She is known for her ability to present complex ideas in simple terms, so they are accessible and interesting (really, fascinating) to everyone. The findings of an evaluation come to life as part of the larger story of the examinee's life and circumstances. Dr. Chidekel serves as a consultant and expert witness in personal injury, elder law, probate litigation (including post-death determination of capacity and/or influence), employment, business, class action, disability determination, special education, and (...

Aviv Herzlich, MD, FACOG

Manhattan Beach, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Ablation, Asherman, birth injury, Cerebral Palsy, ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis, failure to diagnose cancer, fibroids, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, infertility, miscarriage, Labor and Delivery, ovarian cysts, postpartum hemorrhage, preeclampsia, shoulder dystocia, uterine rupture, vacuum, VBA
I am a board-certified OB/GYN practicing general Obstetrics & Gynecology in Southern California. I provide prenatal care, labor and delivery, and gynecological services. Trained in Maimonides Medical Center, OBGYN residency program, NY. I also performed research and worked as a Medical Decision Support Protocols Developer and a Medical Department Director in the medical tech industry.

Ruslana Kadze, MD

Woodland Hills, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - Birth injury, laparoscopic surgery injury, gynecological surgery injury, Failure to diagnose, Record Reviews
Have had experience in medical malpractice as well as in Product liability

Layne Kumetz, MD

Los Angeles, California
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - High Risk Obstetrics, VBAC, Vacuum Delivery, Shoulder Dystocia , Cesarean Section, Dilation and Curettage (D&C), Preeclampsia, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Birth Injury, Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriage , Infertility, Hormones, Preterm Birth, Menopause, Fibroids, Postpartum Depression, Hysteroscopy
Dr. Layne Kumetz is a Board Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist with over 16 years of clinical experience offering full scope of care to women of all ages. She has graduated from top universities including getting her BA from the University of California, Berkeley in psychology, and her MD from the University of Michigan. She completed her residency in Ob/Gyn at Cedars Sinai Medical Center where she has been an Attending physician since 2007 and is involved training their medical students and residents. She has served on the Peer Review Committee for Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for 6 years, and is also a Medical Expert on the Medical Board of California. She has delivered over 3000 babies and most of the pregnancies she sees are High Risk.

Marisa Loza, RN, BSN, RNC-OB

Loza Legal Consulting, LLC

Acton, California
Legal Nurse Consulting, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Birth Trauma, Birth Injury, Labor & Delivery, Maternal Death, Neonatal Death, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Shoulder Dystocia, Medication Administration Errors, Pharmaceutical Errors, Pregnancy, Birth, Cesarean Section, Preeclampsia, Fetal Heart Monitoring
I am Marisa Loza, founder of Loza Legal Consulting, specializing in legal nurse consulting focusing in inpatient obstetrics. I have been a nurse for 14 years including 10 years as a Labor and Delivery nurse working in a high risk inpatient setting. I have AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring Certification and Membership. I currently hold a certification in Inpatient Obstetrics through the National Certification Corporation. I review medical records, as well as develop reports and summaries of medical care in my field of expertise. I have charge nurse experience including team leading, delegating tasks, communicating with physicians and ancillary departments, and coordinating care. I manage antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum patients including high risk and obstetric emergencies. I also manage preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patients for obstetric related surgical procedures. I am skilled in high risk medication administration and monitoring. I am qualified to act ...

Nicole McCaughin, MSN, RNC, C-EFM, C-ONQS

Alamo, California
Nurse, Obstetrics & Gynecology - labor and delivery, labor and delivery nurse, obstetrics, high risk obstetrics, fetal monitoring, birth injury, antepartum, nursing license defense
Nicole McCaughin, MSN, RNC, C-EFM, C-ONQS Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics, External Fetal Monitoring, Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety and Inpatient Antepartum Nursing. Currently working as a bedside labor and delivery nurse. As well as bedside practice worked as an adjunct faculty member teaching Women's Health at Ohlone Nursing College, Science Team Member for AWHONN, and Expert Practice Consultant for the Board of Registered Nursing. Published co-author of two Association of Women's Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Evidenced Based Guidelines. Published position statement that was printed in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing in March of 2020. Podium presentation at national AWHONN conference 2020. Synovia panelist speaker for the Joint Commission; meeting the measures symposium April 2021. Expert practice consultant and expert witness for the California Department of Consumer Affairs and the Board of Registered Nursing. Experienced...

Rhonda S. Renteria, RN, BSN, CLNC, CLCP

Quality Life Care Plans, Inc.

Brea, California
Life Care Planning, Legal Nurse Consulting - Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Life, Worker's Compensation, TBI, SCI, Birth Injury, Catastrophic Injury/Illness, Neonatal, Pediatrics, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Developmental Delay, Adults, Geriatrics, Case Management, Wound Care, Amputation, Orthopedics, Transplant
Rhonda has 34 years experience as a licensed Registered Nurse, is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and a Certified Life Care Planner, with a myriad of experience as a nurse, as well as an expert. Rhonda provides consultative and expert witness and testimony services, nationally and internationally, for life care planning, future needs assessment and rebuttals for Plaintiff and Defense cases. Volunteering as a Registered Nurse with the American Red Cross of Orange County Disaster Health Services, is a monthly commitment to provide Rhonda the ability to give back to the community, in addition to forensic work. Teri Weingarten is Rhonda's administrative assistant at Quality Life Care Plans, Inc. and can reached at [email protected], 714-777-3332.

Brandon Korman, PsyD, PhD, ABPP

Board Certified Neuropsychologist

Miami, Florida
Neuropsychology, Mental Health - Pediatric, Neuropsychology, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI, Concussion, Stroke, Epilepsy, Prenatal Injury, Birth Injury, Teratogenic, Hypoxia, HIE, Stroke, Developmental Disorder, Autism, ADHD, Learning Disorder, Childhood Dementia, Near Drowning, Memory, Attention, Behavior, Board Certified.
Double-boarded in Clinical Neuropsychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. I have also been certified as a Brain Injury Specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America. Employed by Nicklaus Children's Hospital for the past 16 years, where I work very closely with neurology and neurosurgical colleagues. Formerly "Miami Children's Hospital", we are the largest dedicated pediatric hospital in the state. Clinical cases range from frank acquired brain injury to more subtle gestational or birth injuries. Most referrals have complex medical and psychiatric presentations, typically with multiple underlying etiologies. Training and experience spans from infancy to geriatrics, with patients seen from infancy through young adulthood. Expert witness for both plaintiff and defense: includes Independent Neuropsychological Evaluations /"CME's", record reviews, and consultation services. Forensic neuropsychology evaluations in the tri-...

Geoffrey A Negin, MD

Fort Myers, Florida
Radiology, Neuroradiology - Brain and Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Head/Neck Imaging, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Personal Injury , Traumatic Brain Injury , Medical Malpractice, Child Abuse, Traumatic Injury , Birth Injury, Pediatrics, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, DTI. Neuroquant, PET Scans, Disc Herniations
Specializing in personal injury, traumatic brain injury, medical malpractice, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and child abuse imaging evaluation. Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology. CAQ (certificate of added qualification) in Neuroradiology granted by the American Board of Radiology. Senior Member of American Society of Neuroradiology. Fellowship Trained in Neuroradiology Actively practicing diagnostic radiology for 30+ years Performing medical legal radiology related case reviews for 25+ years for both plaintiff and defense Extensive experience in depositions and trial testimony. References relating to medical expert and trial testimony expertise are available upon request.

Eric S Pulsfus, MD

St Augustine, Florida
Obstetrics & Gynecology - HIGH RISK OBSTETRICS, COMPREHENSIVE GYNECOLOGY, HORMONE REPLACEMENT, PELVIC PROLAPSE, VAGINAL SURGERY, LAPAROSCOPY, FETAL TESTING, ABLATION, BIRTH INJURY, ECTOPIC PREGNANCY, ENDOMETRIOSIS, HYSTERECTOMY, GESTATIONAL DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION, FIBROIDS, HYSTERECTOMY, HEMORRHAGE, PREECLAMPSIA, VBAC
24 years of private practice ob/gyn experience. Board certified. Experienced at trial and deposition. Efficient. CMO of CliniAI-an AI scribe system. I have done case and quality reviews regularly for 24 years. I regularly work clinically with residents.

Rae Gordon, MD

Atlanta, Georgia
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Birth Injury, Neonatal Jaundice, Newborn Infection, Breastfeeding, Newborn Congenital Anomoly, Newborn Cardiac Anomaly, Newborn Critical Care, Well Infant Care, Infant Resuscitation
Rae Gordon is a Neonatologist in active clinical practice since 2007. She is the senior partner in a private neonatology practice in the Atlanta, Georgia area that employs more than 20 physicians and advanced practice nurses and was established in 1982. Dr Gordon completed her fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine and residency in Pediatrics at New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her MD at McGill Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Quebec, and a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive and Linguistic Science at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She is expert in all aspects of care of the well and ill newborn including birth injury, newborn resuscitation, feeding and breastfeeding, newborn jaundice, newborn congenital and early onset infection, early presentation of genetic, metabolic, and cardiac disease, and all aspects of care of the well and ill newborn.

Andrew Deutsch, MD

Northbrook, Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Hospital and Office OB-GYN, Labor Management, VBAC, Uterine Rupture, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Preeclampsia, Shoulder Dystocia, Birth Injury, Cesarean Section, Nutrition, Gestational Diabetes, Miscarriage, Ectopic, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopy, Robotics, Hysterectomy
Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology in active clinical practice. Special expertise in diabetes and nutrition. Award winning teacher and clinician. Director of ambulatory education for an OB-GYN residency program and faculty at a medical school. Licensed in Illinois. Office and hospital practice.

Therese O'Connor, MD

Elmhurst, Illinois
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Birth injury, Shoulder dystocia, Management of labor, Cesarean section, Maternal mortality, Postpartum hemorrhage, Use of Pitocin, Stillbirth, Fetal monitoring, Gynecology, Menopausal hormone replacement therapy, Postmenopausal bleeding, Abnormal Pap smear
For over thirty years, I have practiced obstetrics and gynecology. Throughout my career, I have been involved in the hospital risk management (now "patient safety") committee. I reviewed cases identifying areas where the hospital might have been vulnerable from a medical-legal standpoint. I also participated in root case analyses after medical mistakes were identified. Now, after obtaining training from SEAK, I am using my experience as a legal consultant and expert witness.

Brandon E Bourgeous, MD, FACOG

Gynamic Solutions, LLC

Fairfax, Iowa
Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Hysterectomy, Placental abruption, Laparoscopy, Trauma in pregnancy, Robotic surgery, Preterm birth, Ectopic pregnancy, Preeclamsia, Shoulder dystocia, Laparoscopic injury, HIE, Ureter injury, Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, Birth injury, Bowel injury, Hysteroscopy, IUD complication, Defense, Plaintiff
I am a board certified ob gyn with 25 years clinical experience and a busy full-time private practice in obstetrics and gynecology. I still perform 150-225 deliveries a year. My experience includes having performed over 600 robotic surgeries including hysterectomies, endometriosis surgery, cornual resections and prolapse repairs. I have performed over 750 incontinence procedures and I am active in operative hysteroscopy as well. I am a fellow of ACOG and I have been ABOG certified since 2004. I have deposition and trial experience and I am thorough.

Dr. Elizabeth Cook, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CPM, CNL, RN, FACNM

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Midwife, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics, Labor & Delivery, Birth Injury, Birth Trauma, Maternal Morbidity & Mortality, Shoulder Dystocia, Fetal Heart Rate, Hemorrhage, Prenatal Care, Intrapartum Care, Postpartum Care, Women's Health, Neonatal Care, Newborn Tongue Tie Revisions, Limited OBGYN Sonography, Cesarean First Assisting
I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice. I have 6 degrees in nursing and midwifery. I am a Certified Nurse Midwife, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, and Registered Nurse. I am certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board, North American Registry of Midwives, and National Certification Corporation. I am also certified in electronic fetal monitoring, basic life support, neonatal transitioning (STABLE), and neonatal resuscitation (NRP). I am skilled to first assist in cesarean surgeries, and perform limited OB-GYN sonography. I have been a clinical assistant professor at an academic medical center. I launched and directed a faculty midwife service for midwives to educate OBGYN residents and medical students at another large facility. I have personally taught OBGYN residents, medical students, midwives, nurse practitioners, nurses, and doulas in clinical and didactic settings. I have been a principal investigator and advisor for OBGYN resident resea...

Harvey H Kasner, MD, MBA, FACOG, FACS

Towson, Maryland
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - OB, Obstetrics, OB/GYN, OBGYN, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, c-section, cesarean section, forceps/vacuum delivery, shoulder dystocia, birth injury, gynecology, hysterectomy, myomectomy, dilation & curettage (D&C), tubal ligation, laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, bowel & ureter injury
Over 25 years of professional experience, academic training, and a broad and in-depth knowledge of healthcare environments that allows me to review medical facts and provide a thorough, fair and impartial assessment of the subject of the legal action. I manifest strong interpersonal relations and draw on a wide range of communication skills to inform, engage and provide complete, objective, and helpful information to both defense and plaintiff attorneys. I draw on those same skills to provide testimony regarding the standard of care that is easily understood by all parties involved in the matter. I have greater than 10 years of experience serving as chairman and/or a member of a hospital or organization committee, such as hospital medical board, compliance committee, advisory committee, quality assurance/physician performance improvement committee and peer review committee. This experience, along with a master’s in business administration (MBA) with a focus in medical management, ...

James R Smith

OB Case Reviews, LLC

Kensington, Maryland
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Pregnancy loss, miscarriage, birth defects, birth injury, incompetent cervix, preterm labor, twins, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, hypertension, fetal death in utero, cesarean section, VBAC, uterine rupture, postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus injury, placenta previa
I have an undergraduate degree in education, which makes me well suited to explain complex topics to a jury.

Mary Ellen Bouve, RN, BSN, CCRN-N

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston , Massachusetts
Nurse, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - NICU Nurse Expert, Neonatal Nurse Expert, Infant Nurse, Newborn Nurse, Prematurity, Birth Injury, HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Injury), NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis), BPD (bronchopulmonary dysplasia), Pre-Op and Post-op Care, Sepsis, Tracheostomies, Ventilators, Central Lines, IV complications, Surgery
17 years as a Neonatal ICU (NICU) nurse in a Level IV NICU (birth to 8 months) at a Harvard Medical teaching hospital. Actively at the bedside. Neonatal critical care certification. Experience with most medical and surgical diagnoses, including (but not limited to): birth injury, prematurity, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), chronic lung disease (CLD), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), IV infiltration/extravasation, wound care, abdominal wall defects, esophageal atresia, cardiac defects, neurologic disorders, metabolic disorders, rare genetic disorders, and multi system failure. Routinely care for patients on multiple modes of ventilation, and/or with tracheostomies, chest tubes, gastric tubes, and central lines. Post anesthesia care (PACU). Discharge planning and education. NRP and PALS certification. Cell #774.284.0244.

Elizabeth A Moore, MD, FACOG

Hybrid Health Logistics / MooreExperts

Brewster, Massachusetts
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hospitalist - Surgical Complications, Fetal Demise, Policy, Procedure, Maternal Morbidity, Mortality, OB/GYN, Labor, Delivery, Hospitalist, Birth Injury, Device Failure, Standard of Care, Endometriosis, Ablation, Hormone Therapy, Cesarean, Hysterectomy, Ectopic, Pelvic Mass, Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Board, VBAC
Highly experienced OBGYN in the Boston area. Available for consultation and expert witness services. 30+ years of total OBGYN practice. Specific OBGYN surgical hospitalist experience in addition to 10 years solo OBGYN private practice. Scope of practice includes both rural and metropolitan areas. Graduate from Sinai Hopkins Health System with concentration in high-risk obstetrics and special pelvic surgery. OBGYN who grew a significant volume of 15,000+ patients in private practice over the course of 10 years. 5,000+ career deliveries. Extensive experience regarding hysterectomy and laparoscopy. Outpatient experience with average of 30 patients per day. Outpatient surgical suite experience with 300+ non-surgical hysterectomy/ablation procedures. Experienced in Thermachoice, HTA, and Novasure. Approximately 60% of patients seen in the outpatient setting were considered high-risk with multiple comorbidities presenting for OBGYN care. OBGYN provider with skill set in high-volu...

Eric G. Heegaard, MD

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - Birth Injury, Robotic Surgery, Endometriosis, Bowel Injury, Bladder Injury, Laparoscopy, Obstetrics, C-section, Forceps, Vacuum, Birth Injury, Ureter Injury, Shoulder Dystocia, Hysterectomy, Myomectomy, Fibroids, Ovarian Cyst, Ectopic Pregnancy, ovarian torsion, post partum hemorrhage
Award winning general Obstetrician-Gynecologist with 25 years experience whose responsibilities include teaching of OB-GYN resident physicians and medical students. Clinical focus is on complex pelvic surgeries for the management of endometriosis and pelvic pain. I have performed over 1000 robotic surgeries, delivered over 3000 babies and have served as a surgical proctor for other robotic surgeons. Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Vast public speaking experience and proven ability to communicate complex topics to the general public through 8 years of hosting a call-in women’s health radio show and subsequent hosting of two women’s heath podcasts.

Lora Princ, MD, MBA

Dr. Lora Princ LLC

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fraud - Obstetrics, Birth Injury, Obstetrical Complications, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Labor Management, VBAC, Preeclampsia, Gestational Diabetes, Macrosomia, Shoulder Dystocia, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Uterine Rupture, Labor Management, Birth Center, Midwife Deliveries, Vacuum deliveries, Induction, Fraud
My name is Dr. Lora Princ (pronounced "Prince"). I am a board-certified OBGYN and fellow of ACOG, in practice in the Minneapolis metro area since 2005. I received my MBA with a focus in healthcare management in 2022. I have worked in private practice as a clinic part-owner for 11 years and have been an OBGYN hospitalist since 2016 with a focus on high risk obstetrical patients. I am organized and efficient, and my MBA training has honed my ability to analyze data and extract both system and medical/ provider factors that are relevant for malpractice cases. In addition I perform hospital utilization management reviews, insurance appeals, and prior authorizations, making me uniquely qualified to identify healthcare fraud and waste. As of the start of 2024, I have been retained in nearly 40 cases in 19 states and counting. I have appeared in both deposition and trial and completed numerous expert reports. My flexible schedule allows me to efficiently review large amounts of docume...

Donna L. D'Elia, MD

Advocare The Ob/Gyn Specialists

Moorestown, New Jersey
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Birth Injury, Labor Management, Gynecological surgery complications, Laparoscopy, office ob/gyn management, abnormal pap smear
Physician with extensive experience leadership background in both the administrative and clinical environment. Passionate about patient safety and quality, patient care ethics, medical staff advocacy, and development of fiscally responsible patient care models.

John P Brennan, MD

John P. Brennan MD PC

Brooklyn, New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - labor and delivery, preeclampsia, endometriosis, fibroids, fibroids in pregnancy, cervical insufficiency, miscarriage, postpartum hemorrhage, uterine rupture, brachial plexus injury, shoulder dystocia, birth injury, cesarean section, VBAC, ectopic pregnancy, hysterectomy, hysteroscopy, laparoscopy
Dr. Brennan has participated in cases throughout the United states, including criminal and civil matters in federal and state jurisdictions. Dr. John P. Brennan MD has been in active clinical practice for over 30 years. Trained at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board Certified American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Chairman of Hospital-wide Quality Assurance Committee for 10 years. Residency Program Director for 5 years. Medical Student Clerkship Director for 7 years. Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Katie Roberts

New York, New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nurse - Audit Trail Analysis, Labor and Delivery, Birth Injury, Postpartum, Antepartum, Hemorrhage, Neonatal Resuscitation
I am a highly motivated Dual Masters prepared Professional Registered Nurse with over thirteen years of clinical experience, over 12 of which have specialized in Labor & Delivery. I have additionally receive training in Audit Trail Analysis from leading expert Saira Pasha. Audit trail review skills are not limited to my nursing specialty and are available for all cases involving Electronic Health Records. I still practice clinically, and have climbed the hospital's "clinical ladder" to now be recognized as an expert-level nurse. Throughout my nursing career, I've also taken on roles in quality improvement and research. I’ve brought my work to a national conference and plan to publish the results of my research study within the next year. In my role as a Registered Nurse, I excel in patient care, assessment, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Serving as Charge Nurse and Preceptor, I've demonstrated multitasking and flexibility in high-pressure environments. In the L&D setti...

Jane van Dis, MD

Rochester, New York
Obstetrics & Gynecology - OBGYN, Obsetrics, Gynecology, Labor Management, Labor & Delivery, Birth Injury, Shoulder Dystocia, Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Cesarean
Welcome! I am a Board-Certified full-time academic OBGYN Hospitalist, performing inpatient medicine for OBGYN. For the last 10+ years, I've worked 95% of my time solely on labor and delivery with the other 5% Emergency Department GYN consults and surgeries. Prior, I was a full-scope, full-time OBGYN in practice for 6 years with a major HMO and an academic practice. On average I see 8-14 patients per shift, 230+ patients per month and I see patients at all stages of pregnancy in the hospital: including complications presenting to the main emergency department, to the OB emergency department (triage), management of antenatal admissions, consults, and admissions to labor & delivery and management of postpartum course as well. I have been ABOG Board-Certified since 2008, currently am an Assistant Professor of OBGYN at the U of Rochester. I have reviewed over 150+ cases for the California Medical Board as one of their key OBGYN experts. Extensive experience with verbal and written r...

Alissa R Carver, MD, FACOG

Wilmington Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Wilmington, North Carolina
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine - Birth Injury, Medical Complications of Pregnancy, Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM), Prenatal Diagnosis, Cervical Insufficiency/Cerclage, Fetal Therapy/Surgery, Surgical Complications of Pregnancy, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy (Pre-Eclampsia), Multifetal Gestation
Alissa Carver, MD, FACOG is double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM). She completed her MD at University of Alabama at Birmingham, her Ob/Gyn residency training at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and MFM fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She is currently in private practice in Wilmington, North Carolina but her prior work as an attending physician has included being an assistant professor with active clinical practice at Mercer University (Macon, GA) and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). Her current focus is inpatient and outpatient high risk pregnancy consultation, surgical care of cervical insufficiency, prenatal ultrasound, and prenatal genetic diagnosis. Dr. Carver’s background includes years of experience in fetal therapy/surgery, coordination of high-volume placenta accreta imaging and delivery care, institutional peer review, and implementation of patient safety/quality improvement p...

Karen L Lefler, MSN/Ed, ARNP, NNP-BC, LNC

ACP Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC

Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner - Newborn,HIE,brain inury,Birth Injury,bowel perforation,central line,Prematurity,low birth weight,umbilical catheter,PICC,sepsis,hypoglycemia,bilirubin,resuscitation,chest tube,intubation,arterial line,body cooling,home birth,respiratory failure,asphyxia,medication error,jaundice,encephalopathy
38 years of experience in the field of Neonatology/Newborn Care of which the past 29 years as a Board-Certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, primarily functioning in the maximum level of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (Level IV). Areas of expertise include EPI (Extremely Preterm Infants), brain injury (therapeutic hypothermia/body cooling), birth injury, infants with respiratory failure, congenital heart disease, neonatal resuscitation, pediatric/cardiothoracic surgical infants, ECMO (heart lung bypass) high-risk deliveries, routine newborn care, newborn developmental follow-up and neonatal transport

Kimberly A. Bowman, MD, FACOG

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics, birth injury, birth trauma, asphyxia, HIE, shoulder dystocia, cesarean section, VBAC, TOLAC, hemorrhage, informed consent, preeclampsia, ectopic pregnancy, laparoscopy, high risk pregnancy, preterm labor, fetal monitoring, abnormal labor, cord prolapse, gestational diabetes, vacuum.
Board-certified OB/Gyn and Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. My OB/Gyn experience spans over 20 years in Oklahoma and includes faculty leadership roles with extensive teaching experience at the University of Oklahoma, national academic presentations, traditional OB/Gyn private practice, and OB hospitalist care managing obstetric and gynecologic emergencies. As an expert witness, I impartially advocate for truth and fairness based on the evidence. My goal is to provide a thoughtful and evidence-based perspective to all cases.

Jared L. Tepper, MD

Media, Pennsylvania
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hospitalist - Labor and Delivery, High Risk Pregnancy, Fetal Monitoring, Cesarean Section, Vacuum Delivery, Shoulder Dystocia, Birth Injury, VBAC, Uterine Rupture, Pre-eclampsia, Preterm Labor, Ectopic Pregnancy, Miscarriage
I am a board-certified OB/GYN currently working full-time as an OB/GYN Hospitalist at Holy Redeemer Hospital in the Philadelphia suburbs. I personally perform approximately 200 deliveries per year, as well as inpatient gynecologic consults and emergency surgeries. I am the leader of the Obstetrics Quality group and a member of the Obstetrics Risk group at Holy Redeemer; I am also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I completed residency at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, where I won awards for teaching, surgical excellence, and research.

Giulio Zuccoli, MD

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Neuroradiology - Wernicke Encephalopathy, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Hypoglycemia, ADEM, Multiple Sclerosis, PRES, Stroke, Axonal Injury, Migraine, Tinnitus, Marchiafava, Retinal, ICP, Lyme, Malformations, Epilepsy, Guillain-Barre, Covid, Influenza, Meningitis, Encephalitis, Poisoning
Served as the first Robert A. Zimmerman Endowed Chair of Pediatric Neuroradiology at the Children Hospital of Philadelphia. Served as the Chief of Pediatric Neuroradiology and Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Served as the Consultant Adult Neuroradiologist for the Mediterranean Institute for the Mediterranean Institute for Transplantation and Advanced Specialized Therapies. Giulio Zuccoli MD has authored over 200 peer reviewed publications in the field of Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiology. Leading Expert in the field of metabolic, mitochondrial disorders and hypoxic ischemic injury, he has uncovered new neuroimaging findings in Wernicke Encephalopathy (Vit B1 deficiency), mitochondrial encephalopathies, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Zuccoli researches have been published in high-impact peer reviewed journals such as JAMA Neurology, Lancet, Annals of Neurology, Neurology, Pediatrics, and AJNR. Dr. Zuccoli has an extensive clinica...

Tamie S. Babb, MD

Nashville, Tennessee
Obstetrics & Gynecology - General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Routine Obstetrics, Labor & Delivery, Birth Injury, Gynecological Complications, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopic Procedures, Gynecology, Women's Health
As a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, I have practiced general obstetrics and gynecology for over 20 years and have active privileges in middle Tennessee where I deliver babies, perform gynecological surgeries, consult on hospitalized patients and see patients in an office setting for routine gynecological care. I have served as the hospital Chief of Staff, chair of the quality assurance committee, member of the peer review committee, chair of the credentials committee and member of the hospital board of trustees. I have been doing expert witness work for over 10 years.

Andrea Halbach, MSNed, RNC-OB

Perinatal Legal Nurse Consultant, LLC

Georgetown , Texas
Nurse, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine - Legal Nurse Expert Witness, Antenatal, Postpartum, Newborn, High-Risk Obstetrics, Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Birth Injury, Maternal Death, Neonatal Death, Plaintiff cases, Defense cases
I was born and raised in Rochester, MI and at 17yo joined the U.S. Navy as a Aviation Electrician's Mate, once promoted to E-6 I began my college studies towards Nursing. When I graduated with my BSN, I was commissioned into the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. I retired from the Navy in 2016 and completed my MSN in Nursing Education. I worked as Faculty in the academia setting but I still enjoy working clinically as a L&D nurse. My many skills include, diversely talented, focused, driven, team-player, natural leader, highly-skilled Educator. As owner of Perinatal Legal Nurse Consultant, LLC, Legal Nurse Consulting allows me to work as a subject matter expert, unbiasedly for clients who need cases reviewed for merit, medical record review, expert witness, etc. My sub-specialties include SME for EHR's (Epic, Meditech, Cerner, Centricity, etc). Reach out to me for further information or check out my site https://perinatallegalnurseconsultant.com/ PLNC was created to help win cases in a m...

James M. Wheeler, MD, MPH, JD

Center for Women's Healthcare

Houston, Texas
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology - OB/Gyn Board Certified, Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology-Fellowship Trained, Laparoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Hysterectomy, Infertility, Hormones, Birth Injury, Surgery Complications, Medical Device Related Injury, Drug Related Injury
James M. Wheeler, MD, MPH, JD, magna cum laude from Harvard, is an OB/GYN trained at Baylor, with subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology / Infertility at Yale. He is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale, focusing upon clinical epidemiology and biostatistics and health policy. He also earned his MPH at Yale majoring in Biostatistics. Dr. Wheeler is a former national officer of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) & served on several of their health policy committees including the Health Care Commission and the Hysterectomy Committee. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers and has given over 200 invited lectures. Dr. Wheeler has consulted in hundreds of medicolegal matters for over 30 years. He has been a testifying expert before the FDA for drugs and devices and testified before U.S. Congressional staffers on health policy issues. Partial Case Topics Include: Birth Injury — Causation Cesarean Secti...

Elizabeth Gray Uzzle, MS, RN, CNM, NP

Uzzle Consulting Inc

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Midwife, Nurse - Nurse-Midwife, Nurse-Midwifery, Midwife, Obstetrical Nursing, Breastfeeding, Fetal Monitoring, Lactation, Contraception, Birth Injury, HIE, L&D Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Perineal Lacerations, Shoulder Dystocia, Obstetric Triage, Lactation, Infant feeding, Postpartum, Midwifery, Nursing, NEC
Georgetown University Trained RN and Nurse-Midwife/Nurse Practitioner After my last deposition, the senior attorney said, "you knocked it out of the park!" If you are seeking an expert witness who makes your case a priority, respects your deadlines and responds to your questions day or night look no further. Having attended over 5,000 births as a CNM, (and raised 3 strong-willed children) I am unshakable on the witness stand, yet juries find me relatable. Strong experience with deposition and testimony on subjects including: Shoulder Dystocia, Fetal Monitoring, Birth Center Complications, HIE, and Labor Management. Currently employed as hospitalist CNM for large regional health system. Additionally I have: Practiced in a free-standing birth center Been an AWHONN instructor in fetal monitoring Taught Neonatal Resuscitation Served as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for OB Served on Maternal Mortality Committee for State of Maryland Served as lead for obstetric policy and procedu...