Return To Work Expert Witnesses

Return to work 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 return to work. The return to work expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Family Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, Human Factors, Industrial Hygiene, Life Care Planning, Neuropsychology, Occupational Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public Health, Safety, Speech-Language Pathology, Telemedicine, and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Stanley C Haimes, MD, MPH, CIH, CSP, CIME, FACOEM

Alabama
Occupational Medicine, Industrial Hygiene - Toxicology, Medical Standards, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, OSHA, Exposure Evaluation, Disability Evaluation, Return to Work, Fit for Duty, Workers Compensation, Complex Causation, ethylene oxide, ethylene dibromide, metals (arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury)
Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Central Florida. Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, Residency Trained at Johns Hopkins, and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). Medical Officer for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Member of the national committee that determines safe exposure levels to chemicals in the workplace (Threshold Limit Value Committee (TLV) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)). Member of Scientific Review Panel for the Hazardous Substance Data Base (HSDB) maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Member of the national committees that develop medical guidelines for employment as a firefighter (NFPA 1582 Technical Committee) and a law enforcement officer (ACOEM LEO Medical Guida...

Mason D. Harrell, III, MD, MPH, FACOEM

San Diego, California
Occupational Medicine, Public Health - Chemical Exposures, Heat Injuries, Asbestos, Dust, Mold, Air Quality, Heavy Metals, Radiation, Toxicology, Fitness for Duty, Return to Work, Malingering, Stress, Violence, PTSD, Personal Injury, Disability, Chronic Pain, Telemedicine, Primary Care, Urgent Care, Public Health and Coronavirus COVID-19
Harvard-trained, double board-certified, full-time practicing physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Public Health, and General Preventive Medicine. Medical expert work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the World Health Organization (WHO), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), and MDGuidelines®. Published original research on Long Term and Short Term Disability in ACOEM’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and chapter author of Psychological Factors and Workforce Health in ACOEM’s Occupational Health Guide. Published with the World Health Organization in the Journal of Infectious Disease on Ebola infections in health care workers. His involvement in the coronavirus (COVID-19) response includes instructing medical, health, and safety professionals, creating policies and procedures, directing preventive medicine and public health, mitigating transmission-risk, managing safe return to work, cluster outb...

Stanley C Haimes, MD, MPH, CIH, CSP, CIME, FACOEM

Orlando, Florida
Occupational Medicine, Industrial Hygiene - Toxicology, Medical Standards, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, OSHA, Exposure Evaluation, Disability Evaluation, Return to Work, Fit for Duty, Workers Compensation, Complex Causation, ethylene oxide, ethylene dibromide, metals (arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury)
Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Central Florida. Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, Residency Trained at Johns Hopkins, and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). Medical Officer for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Member of the national committee that determines safe exposure levels to chemicals in the workplace (Threshold Limit Value Committee (TLV) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)). Member of Scientific Review Panel for the Hazardous Substance Data Base (HSDB) maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Member of the national committees that develop medical guidelines for employment as a firefighter (NFPA 1582 Technical Committee) and a law enforcement officer (ACOEM LEO Medical Guida...

Kristin Panella Vocational Expert Services, Inc.

Maitland, Florida
Life Care Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation - Cost Projections, Medical Cost Projections, Dissolution of Marriage, Personal Injury, Return to Work, Earning Capacity, Employment, Expert Witness, Disability, Blindness
American Board of Vocational Experts/Fellow LCP-Certified

Roger Z Samuel, MD Boca Raton Psychiatric Group

Boca Raton, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Wills/Competency, Custody, Disability, Emotional Injuries, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Suicide, Violence, Addictions, Dementia, Return-to-Work, IME, Medical Malpractice, Worker's Compensation, FAA.
Dr. Samuel, Medical Director of the Boca Raton Psychiatric Group, is board-certified in 4 psychiatric specialties: General, Forensic, Child/Adolescent, and Geriatric. His forensic psychiatric practice encompasses evaluations; expert testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense; and Independent Medical Examinations. He has testified, at both the State and Federal levels, regarding matters of Addiction, PTSD, Depression, Child Custody, legal competency, Disability, and psychiatric injuries. He has been trained for FAA/aviator evaluations and is on the FAA list for this. His written reports, based on the application of current medical knowledge to the known facts of each particular case, are exhaustive and precise with meticulous attention to detail. He is available to consult with plaintiff and defense attorneys in civil litigation and prosecution and defense attorneys in criminal litigation. Dr. Samuel has had articles published on topics concerning Forensic Psychiatry, Child Psychi...

Timothy D. McManus, Psy.D., ABN, ABPP-RP

Palos Heights, Illinois
Neuropsychology, Psychology - Neuropsychology. Psychology. IME's. Fitness for Duty. Return to Work. Concussion. Chronic pain. Civil/Occupational Disablity. CRPS. PTSD. Workman's compensation. Decision-making capacity evaluations. Dementia. Cancer. CVA.
I am Board Certified in both Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. I conduct Neuropsychological Evaluations, Psychological Pain Assessments, Psychological, and ADHD/LD Evaluations from ages 6 though geriatric. The neurocognitive and emotional symptoms associated with varied neurological and medical conditions, chronic pain, PTSD, mild head injury, and concussion are representative of the conditions regularly assessed. Conditions arising form Workman's Compensation, FFDE, RTW, and personal injury characterize referrals. I also conduct evaluations for dementia and decision-making capacity. Medical records reviews and consultations are also provided.

George B Page, BSE, MSE, CPE Page Engineering, Inc.

Jackson, Michigan
Human Factors, Safety - Ergonomics, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Physical Demands Assessments, Usability Testing, Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanical Modeling, Vibration Measurement, Compliance, Occupational Risk Management, Return to Work, Regulatory and Consensus Standard Initiatives
Page Engineering is a professional consulting firm that combines Ergonomics, Industrial Engineering, and Health and Safety expertise. We have served industry leaders in the areas of Transportation, Shipping, Manufacturing, and Health Care throughout North America. Our approach is bolstered by years of litigation scrutiny and backed by extensive application of ergonomics, human factors, epidemiologic, and occupational medical scientific literature. We specialize in human factors and ergonomics assessments, including both acute and cumulative exposures. George Page is a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He earned his MSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering (Ergonomics) from the University of Michigan. George is also a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan in Industrial and Operations Engineering (Ergonomics). The topic of his dissertation is: “Functional grip strength: conceptual and empirical models of biomechanical, perceptual, and tribological factors.” In the 1980s...

Gregory P Brown, MD

Henderson, Nevada
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - testamentary capacity, contractual capacity, undue influence, guardianship, civil litigation, brain injury, personal injury, return to work, disability evaluation,
Dr. Brown has conducted thousands of forensic evaluations and rendered expert witness deposition or court testimony more than 80 times in civil and criminal cases for over 20 years. Dr. Brown testifies on a range of psychiatric issues that arise in litigation, which include but are not limited to testamentary/estate administration disputes, undue influence, fraud, elder abuse, personal injury and mental competency. Dr. Brown has conducted more than 10,000 forensic assessments, including civil commitment evaluations conducted for Clark County. Dr. Brown is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the fields of Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Brown is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine and Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Las Vegas. Dr. Brown’s clinical practice is based in the greater Las Vegas area, though he conducts his forensic practice where he is neede...

Niraj Govil, MD, MPH

Manalapan, New Jersey
Telemedicine, Family Medicine - Aerospace medicine, aviation medicine, occupational medicine, fitness for air travel, disability evaluations, impairment evaluation, workplace injuries, return to work, fitness for duty, impairment, family medicine, urgent care
Dr. Govil is a licensed physician in active practice with over 20 years experience. He currently serves as a Senior Ranking Physician for the United States Air Force. Dr. Govil is triple board certified in Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, and Occupational Medicine. He holds an MPH from Rutgers Unviersity/John’s Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Govil previously worked as a family physician in private practice, caring for a diverse patient population. He continues to work in an urgent care community setting. He also provides telemedicine care in the specialty of family practice. Dr. Govil has significant teaching experience, and serves a faculty member in the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Govil has extensive experience evaluating and opining on workplace injury, disability, and occupational injury cases. He has been called upon to express opinions on disability evaluations, patient impairment, workplace injuries, and fitness for...

Shawn K. Acheson, Ph.D. Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNC

Waynesville, North Carolina
Neuropsychology, Psychology - neuropsychological assessment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, PTSD, malingering, fitness for duty, return to work, return to play, competency, substance abuse, somatoform disorder, conversion disorder, functional neurological disorder.
Dr. Acheson is a Forensic Neuropsychologist in private practice in Asheville, NC. He provides neuropsychological evaluations in civil, criminal and administrative courts. He also performs independent medical evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, and record reviews. Dr. Acheson provides evaluation of and expert testimony on a variety of neuropsychological conditions including concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, brain tumor, neurodevelopmental abnormalities (e.g., fetal alcohol exposure), and neurotoxic exposures (e.g., lead, organic solvents, mold). He also provides evaluation of and expert testimony on mental health conditions including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)), conversion / functional neurological disorder, as well as malingering and factious disorder. He has worked with clients from early adolescence through late adulthood. For most of his career, Dr. Acheson was an educator, researcher, and clinician at Western Carolina University, Duke University...

Stanley C Haimes, MD, MPH, CIH, CSP, CIME, FACOEM

Texas
Occupational Medicine, Industrial Hygiene - Toxicology, Medical Standards, Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer, Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, OSHA, Exposure Evaluation, Disability Evaluation, Return to Work, Fit for Duty, Workers Compensation, Complex Causation, ethylene oxide, ethylene dibromide, metals (arsenic, chromium, lead, mercury)
Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine of the University of Central Florida. Board Certified in Occupational Medicine, Residency Trained at Johns Hopkins, and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM). Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). Medical Officer for the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Member of the national committee that determines safe exposure levels to chemicals in the workplace (Threshold Limit Value Committee (TLV) of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)). Member of Scientific Review Panel for the Hazardous Substance Data Base (HSDB) maintained by the National Institutes of Health. Member of the national committees that develop medical guidelines for employment as a firefighter (NFPA 1582 Technical Committee) and a law enforcement officer (ACOEM LEO Medical Guida...

Nancy Wariari, MHA, MS. SLP-CCC

Roanoke , Texas
Speech-Language Pathology - Communication, Cognitive Communication, Cognition, Return to Work, Language, Social Skills, Executive Functions, Pragmatics, Attention, Memory, Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Cognitive Communication Functional Capacity Evaluation
Licensed Speech language with Certificate of Clinical Competency from America Speech Hearing Association. Masters degree in Healthcare Administration. Member of America Speech Hearing Association (ASHA). Skilled in Adult Cognitive Communication, Neurogenic/Acquired Language Disorders; from Aphasia, Right Hemisphere Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Encephalopathy, Dementia