Restraints Expert Witnesses

Restraints 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 restraints. The restraints expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Legal Nurse Consulting, Medical Management, Nurse, Nursing Administration, Nursing Homes, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Psychiatry.

Allison Weiner-Lasher, DPT, OTR/L www.ExpertWitnessPTOT.com

Alabama
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy - Nursing homes, rehab hospitals, pediatrics, geriatrics, protocols, falls, sexual assault, training, wound care, orthopedics surgical, pressure sores, transfers, restraints, fall risk assessment, supervision, functional capacity evaluation, FCE, medical necessity, billing, oncology
Licensed physical and occupational therapist. 20+ years of clinical experience including: adults, pediatrics, nursing homes, inpatient and outpatient. Several years teaching experience. 6+ years expert witness experience. Significant supervisory experience of physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants and aids. Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes autism spectrum disorders, Angelman’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Adult Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes patients with physical therapy deficits after oncology diagnoses and treatments, arthroscopic/arthroplasty surgeries of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, post-operative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries, back pain syndromes, hand injuries/tendon repairs, ankle injuries/fractures, carpal tunnel repair, Dequervains syndrome, lumbar and cervical spine injuries, neurological diagnoses, knee, hip, and ankle injuries and foot con...

Cathy H. Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS, FAPTA Living Well With Dementia, LLC

Wilmington, Delaware
Physical Therapy, Geriatrics - Falls, Nursing Homes, Dementia, Functional Decline, Person-Centered Care, Standards of Care, Goals of Care, Long Term Care, Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Resident Rights, Independent Living, Transfers, Restraints, Safety, Anti-psychotics, Home Health, Exercise, Pain
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist Geriatric Physical Therapy Thought Leader • President, Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy (APTA Geriatrics) • Past President, Delaware Physical Therapy Association (APTA Delaware) • Additional appointed or elected positions in o American Physical Therapy Association o APTA Geriatrics o APTA Delaware • Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association • Additional awards including: o Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award (APTA) o Joe Lucca Service Award (APTA Delaware) o Lucy Blair Service Award (APTA) o Joan Mills Award (APTA Geriatrics) o Clinical Educators Award (APTA Geriatrics) • Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 1996 • Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer • 32 years clinical and academic teaching experience o Former faculty Universi...

Kim E. Stonecypher, MSN, BSN, CLNC

Flowood, Mississippi
Legal Nurse Consulting, Nurse - Nursing Administration, Nursing Standard of Care, Hospital Nursing Care, Medical Record Review, Fall and Pressure Ulcer Prevention, Medical Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Restraints, Joint Commission, Defense, Plaintiff, Suicide Prevention and Litigation Resistant Consulting
Kim Stonecypher is a Master’s prepared nurse with over 31 years of leadership and clinical experience. As a Nursing Administrator, she has provided leadership and oversight for numerous medical-surgical, critical care and behavioral health departments. Additionally, she has served as the Nursing Administration representative for various quality and performance improvement committees and task forces. Kim’s experience also includes an in-depth knowledge base and preparation for Joint Commission surveys. She will provide a comprehensive medical record review as well as an expert opinion and summary utilizing an in-depth literature review. She has both recent deposition and trial experience

Mike Jeong, DO, MPH, CMD (Yale and UCLA Trained Geriatrician)

Las Vegas, Nevada
Geriatrics, Nursing Homes - Pressure Ulcers, Decubitus, Bed Sores, Falls, Restraints, Weight Loss/Malnutrition, Dehydration, UTI/Pneumonia, Medication Errors, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Elder Abuse, Wound Care, Hospice & Palliative Care.
Yale and UCLA trained geriatrician. Triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Certified Medical Director in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care. Double Fellowship trained in Geriatrics and Geriatric Medical Management in post-acute and long-term care. Certified professional in both utilization review and utilization management. Selected as Top Doctor multiple years. Two-time student body/class President in medical school. Active clinical practice as a treating geriatrician, skilled nursing facility medical director and hospice physician. Experienced expert witness.

Allison Weiner-Lasher, DPT, OTR/L www.ExpertWitnessPTOT.com

Glen Rock , New Jersey
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy - Nursing homes, rehab hospitals, pediatrics, geriatrics, protocols, falls, sexual assault, training, wound care, orthopedics surgical, pressure sores, transfers, restraints, fall risk assessment, supervision, functional capacity evaluation, FCE, medical necessity, billing, oncology
Licensed physical and occupational therapist. 20+ years of clinical experience including: adults, pediatrics, nursing homes, inpatient and outpatient. Several years teaching experience. 6+ years expert witness experience. Significant supervisory experience of physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants and aids. Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes autism spectrum disorders, Angelman’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Adult Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes patients with physical therapy deficits after oncology diagnoses and treatments, arthroscopic/arthroplasty surgeries of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, post-operative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries, back pain syndromes, hand injuries/tendon repairs, ankle injuries/fractures, carpal tunnel repair, Dequervains syndrome, lumbar and cervical spine injuries, neurological diagnoses, knee, hip, and ankle injuries and foot con...

Stacey B Kelland, MSN, RN, BC-MS, BC-CV Burgess Experts INC

Farmingdale, New York
Nurse, Internal Medicine - Nurse, Medical/Surgical nursing, Cardiovascular nursing, Telemetry nursing, Psychiatry nursing, Delirium, Restraints, NIH Stroke, Nurse Management, Clinical Instructor, Falls, withdrawl
• ANCC Board Certified in Medical/Surgical and Cardiovascular Nursing. • 2019- 2021 Elected ANCC Content Expert board member for setting the standards/creating the medical/surgical nursing certification exam. • 2022-2024 Elected ANCC Content Expert board member for setting the standards/creating the Cardiovascular nursing certification exam. • 2020 Award Winner of the Florence Nightingale Honor for Advancing the Profession of Nursing. • 2021 DAISY Award nominee for Nursing Excellence. • Experience in nursing specialties: Medical/Surgical, Cardiovascular, Psychiatry. • Current full-time inpatient nurse at a New York hospital. • Active Registered Nurse licenses to practice in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida and Texas. • Nurse Expert experienced in consultation, report writing, deposition and trial testimony. • Master of Science in Nursing Education with experience in teaching nursing clinical. • 10+ years of hands-on expertise in nursing. • Member of the rapid response ...

Zerline Snyderman, MD, FACP, Certified Medical Director

Williamsville, New York
Nursing Homes, Geriatrics - Geriatrics, Wounds, Pressure Ulcers, Restraints, Falls, Dehydration, Malnutrition, Nursing Home Infections, Medication Errors, Dementia, Anti-Psychotics, Post-acute and Long term care
Dr. Snyderman is board-certified in geriatric medicine and internal medicine with 27 years of experience, in active practice as a physician and Medical Director of skilled nursing facilities. Experienced in nursing homes, adult care facilities, hospitals and Veterans Administration hospital. Dr. Snyderman is currently Medical Director of 3 nursing facilities that are four to five-star rated by CMS and in the highest quintile of New York State rating, with rehabilitation, post-acute care, long-term care and hospice. She has directed 7 skilled nursing facilities. Dr. Snyderman is experienced with CMS/state surveys as Medical Director and familiar with regulatory requirements and standard of care. Dr. Snyderman is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and certified by the American Board of Post-acute and Long Term Care Medicine and the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy. Dr. Snyderman has Quality Assurance, management and teaching experience. Dr. Snyderman is an experi...

Allison Weiner-Lasher, DPT, OTR/L www.ExpertWitnessPTOT.com

New York
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy - Nursing homes, rehab hospitals, pediatrics, geriatrics, protocols, falls, sexual assault, training, wound care, orthopedics surgical, pressure sores, transfers, restraints, fall risk assessment, supervision, functional capacity evaluation, FCE, medical necessity, billing, oncology
Licensed physical and occupational therapist. 20+ years of clinical experience including: adults, pediatrics, nursing homes, inpatient and outpatient. Several years teaching experience. 6+ years expert witness experience. Significant supervisory experience of physical therapy and occupational therapy assistants and aids. Pediatric Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes autism spectrum disorders, Angelman’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. Adult Physical Therapy (PT) experience includes patients with physical therapy deficits after oncology diagnoses and treatments, arthroscopic/arthroplasty surgeries of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder replacements, post-operative cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgeries, back pain syndromes, hand injuries/tendon repairs, ankle injuries/fractures, carpal tunnel repair, Dequervains syndrome, lumbar and cervical spine injuries, neurological diagnoses, knee, hip, and ankle injuries and foot con...

Daniel J. Lantos, RN, MSN, CNML

Concord, North Carolina
Nursing Administration, Medical Management - Medication errors, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, central lines, infection prevention, infection control, CLABSI, CAUTI, pressure ulcers, bedsores, informed consent, HIPAA, staffing, delegation, scope of care, sedation, endoscopy, radiology, critical care, ICU
I am a Registered Nurse leader with a Master’s Degree and professional certification in Nursing Leadership. With strong bedside and management experience in Critical Care and procedural departments, I have dedicated many years to ensuring quality and compliance in high-performing patient care areas. This includes addressing patient care issues such as infection prevention, physical restraints, pressure ulcer prevention, patient falls, and procedural sedation; regulatory issues such as HIPAA, scope of care, delegation, and informed consent; and evaluating the circumstances around adverse events such as medication errors, patient misidentification, and incorrect execution of orders. I have precepted new hires, developed onboarding programs, and been extensively involved with hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary steps, and maintaining a just culture. I am comfortable and experienced with documentation audits and medical record chart review. I have been a Registered Nurse sinc...

Selina Olomua, MSN, BSN, RN-BC Med Legal Pro

Salisbury, North Carolina
Psychiatry, Nursing Homes - behavioral health facility, skilled nursing facility, intermediate care behavioral health facility, developmental disability, intellectual disability, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, sedation, psychiatric care, director of nursing, nursing administration, group homes
Board-certified psychiatric nurse with leadership and clinical experience in a variety of practice settings. Experienced as a director of nursing and bedside nurse at behavioral health facilities, skilled nursing facilities and an intermediate care behavioral health facility serving patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Former clinical trial manager. Specialty Focus: behavioral health facility, skilled nursing facility, intermediate care behavioral health facility, developmental disability, intellectual disability, assisted living, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, sedation, psychiatric care, director of nursing, nursing administration, group homes, risk management, policies and procedures, antipsychotics, side effects, psychiatry, psychiatric nurse, psychiatric nursing, outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, dysphagia, assaults, biting, aggressive behavior, retardation