Internal Medicine Expert Witnesses
Experienced, Board-Certified internists to assist the legal community
Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Internal medicine doctors, also known as internists, are trained to manage complex medical problems and care for patients with multiple medical conditions. They may practice as primary care providers (PCP) or specialize in various subspecialties. Internists are sometimes called "the doctor's doctor" because they are skilled in identifying and managing complex medical cases involving multiple systems or organs in the body.
Internists in the United States must complete a 3-year internal medicine residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). They must then complete Board Certification through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).
Internal medicine is a broad field that has numerous subspecialties, including:
- Infectious disease
- Medical oncology
- Adolescent medicine
- Clinical cardiac electrophysiology
- Critical care medicine
- Geriatric medicine
- Interventional cardiology
- Hospital medicine
- Sleep medicine
- Sports medicine
- Transplant hepatology
The internist as an expert witness
Because internists deal with many complex medical conditions, they can be valuable expert witnesses in a wide variety of injury, disability, and malpractice matters. As a medical expert, an internist can:
- Describe the standard of care that an internist should have provided and offer an opinion on whether the standard of care was met or breached.
- Offer an opinion on the cause of an injury and the mechanism of injury, and whether an alleged negligent act or a pre-existing condition caused the plaintiff’s symptoms.
- Quantifying the extent of the plaintiff’s damages from a medical perspective, including the extent of their injuries, their medical prognosis, the cost of their past and future medical treatment, and the impact of the injuries on the plaintiff's quality of life, ability to work, and other non-economic losses.
An experienced, Board-Certified internist who is prepared to offer objective deposition and trial testimony can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of a legal matter.
Find the internal medicine expert witness you need
Internal medicine is a broad and complex field, and attorneys need clarity and medical expertise to pursue the truth. Our network includes highly qualified, Board-Certified internists available for consultation and trial testimony. If you need an internist as an expert witness on a legal matter, contact us today for a free case summary review.