Deliberate Indifference Expert Witnesses

Deliberate indifference 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 deliberate indifference. The deliberate indifference expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Addiction Medicine, Correctional Healthcare, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, and Psychology.

Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH

Bessemer, Alabama
Addiction Medicine, Correctional Healthcare - Carceral medicine, Controlled substances, Deliberate indifference, Detoxification, Drug testing and toxicology, Drug withdrawal, Fentanyl, Intoxication, Jail and prison medicine, Medical marijuana and cannabis, Methadone, Opioid use disorder, Overdose, Substance use and abuse, Utilization managment
Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH brings over 12 years of experience as a physician, including both direct patient care and administrative work focused on treating the incarcerated population and patients with addictions. She is board certified in Addiction Medicine and in Preventive Medicine & Public Health, both through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She holds 35 state medical licenses. With over 9 years in correctional medicine, she has served as a corporate-level medical director for two leading providers of correctional healthcare services, offering comprehensive care within prison and jail settings. Beyond correctional settings, she has provided addiction medicine services in various community treatment settings, including SAMHSA-certified opioid treatment programs (OTPs, aka “methadone clinics”), office-based opioid treatment centers, intensive outpatient treatment programs, and via telemedicine. Dr. Stacy is experienced in prescribing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) f...

Marty Hearyman, MD, CCHP

Searcy, Arkansas
Correctional Healthcare - Experienced Physician, Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional, Prison Medicine, Chronic Disease in Prisons, Inmate Access to Care, Deliberate Indifference, Cruel/Unusual Punishment in Prisons, Prison Standards of Care, Inmate Medical Care, NCCHC Standards, Site Director, Prison Physician
Dr. Hearyman is a Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional that has over 23 years of experience as a physician, thirteen years in private family practice, and eight and a half years as a Site Medical Director for the Arkansas Department of Corrections. He has over eight years of experience providing medical care through multiple telemedicine platforms. As a former high school teacher and coach, he enjoys the educational aspect of helping his patients. He is a motivator for patients to take ownership of their health. As a patient advocate, he empowers the patient to participate in a collaborative decision-making process: 1) by engaging in an informed risk/benefit discussion, 2) and implementing a health care plan for those needing inspiration and encouragement to embrace a more proactive approach to optimizing their health. Dr. Hearyman has experience in fiction and non-fiction writing. None of his work has been made available for publishing at this time. Both plain...

Susan E. Lawrence, MD

Lancaster, California
Correctional Healthcare, Internal Medicine - Medical oncology, prisons, jails, ICE, immigration detention facilities, deliberate indifference, cancer treatment in prison, end of life care in prison, chronic disease management in prison, general inmate health care, correctional medical director, triage, delayed diagnosis, delayed treatment
Experienced Correctional Medicine Physician and Consultant. Double Board Certified (Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology), with additional areas of expertise in HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and coccidioidomycosis. Educated at Barnard College of Columbia University and and Baylor College of Medicine. Founder/former CEO of nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization and and founder of FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) for underserved populations. Skilled expert witness with extensive experience in records review, report writing, and deposition/trial testimony. Award winning writer and public speaker. Licensed in California and Indiana. Plaintiff and defense cases accepted. CV upon request.

David M Mathis, MD CCHP-P FAAFP

Napa, California
Correctional Healthcare, Family Medicine - Prison Medicine, Prison Hospice, Chronic Disease in Prisons, Inmate Access to Care, Deliberate Indifference, Cruel/Unusual Punishment in Prisons, Mental Health in Jails, Prison Standard of Care Violations, COVID-19, Formulary Complaints, Delayed Diagnosis/Treatment in Jails, Inmate Medical Care
David M. Mathis, M.D., Board Certified in Family Medicine for 30+ years. He has spent 20 years in prison medicine, most recently as a Physician and Surgeon at the California Medical Facility (CMF), a state prison for inmates with medium to high acuity medical issues. Designated a Certified Correctional Health Care Professional-Physician, he has also achieved Board Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. Dr. Mathis spent four years as medical director of Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI), Maryland's largest prison (3500 inmates) and co-authored a published study, “Point-of-care INR Determination, Coumadin Dosage Changes, and Use of a Historical, Self-updating Database in a Prison.” During his time in private practice, he taught medical students from George Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia Medical School as an Associate Professor of Health Care Sciences. Dr. Mathis is an experienced expert witness in Correctional Healthca...

Joseph H. Obegi, PsyD, CCPH

Davis, California
Psychology, Correctional Healthcare - Suicide, suicide prevention, suicide risk assessment, standard of care, deliberate indifference, negligence, prison, corrections, correctional mental health
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I am familiar with the clinical, administrative, and legal aspects of delivering mental healthcare in prison. I have delivered direct services in outpatient, inpatient, and segregated settings and supervised staff in outpatient and inpatient psychiatric programs. Mental healthcare in prison is frequently tied to judicial intervention. I am broadly familiar with the legal basis and remedial phases of such intervention. I am approved by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care as a Certified Correctional Health Professional. I have specific expertise in suicide in adult correctional settings (e.g., suicide risk assessment, treatment of suicidal persons, and suicide prevention policy). Currently, I monitor and support the suicide prevention programs for eight prisons in Northern California. I have previously coordinated the suicide prev...

Dr. Michael D McMunn, NP, CCHP- Mental Health, CCHP- Advanced

Standard of Care Determination

Macon, Georgia
Correctional Healthcare, Nurse Practitioner - Correctional Healthcare, ACA Standards, Affidavit of Merit, Affidavit of Meritorious Defense, Deliberate Indifference, Depositions - Live and Remote Video, Federal Rule 26 Expert Report, Medical Negligence, NCCHC Standards, Standard of Care, Testimony at Panel Hearing, Wrongful Death, NP, RN, LPN
Providing professional services in correctional healthcare legal proceedings. Specializing in nurse and nurse practitioner standard of care determination. Experience testifying: NP, CNS, PA, RN, LPN, CNA, MA and EMT practice. 165+ Recent Plaintiff and Defendant cases regarding: ACA Standards Affidavit of Merit (25+) Affidavit of Meritorious Defense Deliberate Indifference Depositions- Live & Remote (37+) Federal Rule 26 Report - Multiple States (50+) Medical Negligence NCCHC Standards Panel Hearing Testimony Preliminary Report Preliminary Opinion Pre-Settlement Review Pre-Suit Affidavit Regulatory Scope of Service Standard of Care Trial Testimony (Federal) Wrongful Death Death- Cancer, Cervical Injury- Cancer, Skin Death- Cancer, Skin Death- Cardiac Injury- Compartment Syndrome Death- Dehydration Injury- Diabetes Injury- Gastrointestinal Death- Gastrointestinal, Ileus Death- Gastrointestinal, Thrombosis Death- Gastrointestinal, Effusion Death- Hepatic Injury- Hepatitis C Inj...