Forensic Medicine Expert Witnesses and Consultants
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Experts in the science that teaches the application of every branch of medical knowledge to the purposes of the law, in order to enable a court of law to arrive at a proper conclusion on a contested question affecting life or property.
The listings below are all Forensic Medicine expert witnesses and consultants.
Expert ListingsL. Mayer MD/EPD
Dana Point, CA
Dr. Mayer is an independent consultant and scholar that holds the position of Visiting Fellow, Program in Integrative Knowledge and Human Flourishing, Harvard University. He has been a full-time tenured professor with appointments in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, biomedical informatics, public health and medicine (psychiatry). He held various titles including Professor at Arizona State University, (Part-time) Professor, Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, and Affiliated Professor of a Mayo Clinic/ASU joint program in Biomedical Informatics, and a member of the Research Staff at Mayo Clinic. He continues to do research and mentor young physicians and medical students while doing a limited amount of consulting in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology and clinical trials. His consulting projects often focus on model development, execution and inferences. He is one of the few MD/PhD biostatistician-epidemiologists. He now resides in Dana Point, California. He has worked on a wide range of problems in a variety of specialties in Public Health and Medicine. The common component of most of these problems is that there is a data set to analyze or, more commonly, there are statistical studies to be reviewed and evaluated. These include clinical trials, observational studies, and statistical reviews such as meta-analyses. About a third of his consulting is for industry and interest groups outside of litigation. He prides himself on being able to communicate complex ideas in simple language. His primary interests are the evaluation of epidemiological and statistical data and models in a clinical, regulatory, or legal arena. Dr. Mayer has worked on problems in injury causation, drug development and evaluation, product liability, patent disputes, occupational and environmental exposures, and medical malpractice. He has worked on data and analyses in numerous specialties including toxicology, internal medicine (cardiology, endocrinology, etc.) Ob/Gyn, psychiatry, and surgery and has a preference towards problems that are complex.
Lyle W. Hayes PhD, DABCC
Consulting Services in Forensic Toxicology Specializing in DUI, Drugs of Abuse Testing in urine, hair, and blood. New York State Certified Forensic Toxicologist with extensive experience in Drugs of Abuse Testing as a Certified Lab Director.
Sanjay Adhia, M.D. Forensic Psychiatrist
Dr. Adhia is triple Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, Brain Injury Medicine and Psychiatry consulting in civil, criminal and probate cases and testifying as needed. Recent cases include competency complicated by alcoholism with liver failure, transplant ineligibility and delusions in the question of competency; date rape (DFSA) drugs; malpractice regarding medication; matricide; medical malpractice between treater and patient; PTSD in victims of human trafficking. Dr. Adhia is skilled in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plans for anxiety and depression disorders, PTSD, medication, drug, and alcohol addiction.
Dr. Adhia currently provides psychiatric treatment to those with Brain Injury, Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury at a renowned neurological rehabilitation center. Previously, he served as the Medical Director of a clinic that provided treatment to psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder patients. Dr. Adhia has conducted evaluations and treatment in a maximum-security correctional facility requiring his skill in diagnosing and treating addiction, severe psychotic disorders, mood disorders and Impulse disorders; he treated psychosis with hallucination and delusional disorders, schizophrenia. Psychiatric conditions among offenders were often combined with drug and/or alcohol addiction.
Dr. Adhia serves on the faculties of University of Texas Health and Science Center. In the past he was on the faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Psychiatry.
In 2019, Dr. Adhia was appointed by the Governor of Texas to the Governor’s Advisory Committee to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments.
Dr. Adhia conducts forensic evaluations with Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network assessing victims of human trafficking, kidnapping, false imprisonment and undue influence. His skill in diagnosing PTSD is an asset in this setting.
Dr. Adhia is experienced in institutional standards of care and medical malpractice in hospital and institutional settings with application to private treatment, rehab or senior care.
Matthew C. Lee, MD, RPh, MS
Matthew C. Lee, MD, RPh, MS
As a physician, pharmacist, pharmacologist and researcher I have the unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has. My multiple degrees provide additional support to my experience to one another in being recognized as an expert by the courts.
Monica Argumedo, M.D., Forensic Psychiatrist
Park Ridge, IL
Monica M. Argumedo, M.D. is a Board-Certified Forensic and Clinical Psychiatrist (ABPN) in practice for over 15 years. Dr. Argumedo has testified about her forensic opinions in more than 40 cases in open court. Dr. Argumedo has rendered forensic opinions in many dozens more cases that settle without need for a trial. She opines in civil litigation and criminal jurisdiction and works extensively in HR private administrative matters.
Nachman Brautbar, M.D.
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Brautbar is a well known and trusted professional who is frequently relied on by lawyers and clients in the area. His areas of specialty is in Nephrology, Toxicology, and Internal Medicine, though these are not his only areas of study. He offers case review services in addition to expert trial testimony for both defense and prosecution and has decades of experience in providing this service. Some specific cases he has studied and provided testimony for include those involving asbestos, lung disease, occupational diseases, and cancers believed to be related to chemicals.
Forensic Psychiatric Associates LLC
Alberto M. Goldwaser, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A
Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in General Psychiatry and in Forensic Psychiatry. He has been named as a "Distinguished Life Fellow" of the American Psychiatric Association - a special distinction "for exceptional contributions to the community and the profession of psychiatry." Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser has conducted Civil, Criminal, Military, and Administrative Forensic Psychiatric Examinations in many states. He offers Independent Medical Examinations and Testimony for Plaintiff and Defense.
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