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

Specialty Focus:

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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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. Skilled in developing & reviewing Life Care Plans, and establishing the medical basis of a LCP. Continues in active practice in Tampa, Florida with RehabMed South / NeuroRehab One.