John L Merritt, MD, FACP Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Physical Medicine & Rehab and Brain Injury Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Life Care Plans, Brain Injury, Spinal Cord, Catastrophic Injury


MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; Internal Medicine, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA; PM&R, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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Additional Information

An active practicing physician and researcher, Emeritus Professor of Neurology and Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, in Brain Injury Medicine, and in Spinal Cord Medicine. Has served as an expert witness for over 25 years in complex, challenging, high award/value cases for spinal cord injury, brain injury, catastrophic injuries, for plaintiff and defense. Experienced in developing, writing, and reviewing Life Care Plans. 45 years clinical experience includes: Professor at the Mayo Clinic, at University of California-Irvine, at Marquette University, at Medical College of Wisconsin, and at University of South Florida. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Medicine, & in Brain Injury Medicine. Physician, teacher, researcher, & medical expert witness. Over 25 years experience as an expert witness in complex, high profile cases for spinal cord injury, brain injury, plaintiff and defense. Over last 11 years 113 depositions, 34 trials testimony and over 500 Life Care Plans completed. Skilled in developing & reviewing Life Care Plans, and establishing the medical basis of a LCP. Conservative, detailed evaluations and reports. Continues in active practice in Tampa, Florida with RehabMed South / NeuroRehab One.