James M. Wheeler, MD, MPH, JD, LNC Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Legal Nurse Consulting

Specialty Focus:

Initial review of cases across medical specialties


BA, Harvard College; MD, Baylor College of Medicine; MPH, Yale University School of Public Health; LNC, The Paralegal Institute at Brighton College

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Additional Information

Similar to independent LNCs, Dr. Wheeler provides initial review of cases involving patient care across all medical specialties, nursing, and midwifery. He earned his LNC diploma from The Paralegal Institute, then taught nurses and physicians there through 2018. This LNC review service is as an initial consulting expert - distinct from his testifying expertise in Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Endocrinology reviews. He has prior initial review experience in multiple fields of care including Dermatology, General Surgery, Family Practice, Intensive Care, Internal Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Nursing Home Care, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery. This initial review service is distinct from his role as a potential testifying expert in Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Endocrinology cases, at a correspondingly reduced hourly charge. He has consulted with attorneys as an LNC/initial consulting reviewer in Texas, Louisiana, Arizona and Washington; references are available, as well as an initial phone or Zoom meeting at no cost. Most of this work has been for Plaintiffs' attorneys, but he has consulted for an insuror across multiple specialties including cardiology, podiatry, and surgery. He has also appeared at mediation to help explain the science of a case, and to assist with causation analysis using his training in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics. Dr. Wheeler presents this initial review service as an "LNC with a Difference!!" - that "difference" being, namely, LNC review aided by MD experience, a JD, ADR training, and formal education in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics. He invites you to email or call, and discuss how he could be of assistance with desks crowded with cases needing expert evaluation, in a modest cost- and time-effective manner.