Pain Management Expert Witnesses
Highly qualified experts to testify regarding pain and suffering
Pain management, also known as pain medicine or algiatry, is the medical specialty that focuses on treating chronic pain. Pain management doctors have specialized training in a variety of techniques to help patients manage their pain, including medication, physical therapy, nerve blocks, injections, and other minimally invasive procedures.
Pain management is an interdisciplinary specialty, and practitioners can come from all fields of medicine. Most commonly, pain management doctors are trained in anesthesiology, neurology, physiatry, or psychiatry. Pain management specialists then complete a one- to two-year fellowship in pain management. Board Certification in pain management is co-sponsored by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR).
Pain management doctors use many techniques to help patients manage chronic pain, including but not limited to:
- Medications, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), opioids, muscle relaxants, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants
- Physical therapy
- Nerve blocks
- Epidural injections
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
The role of pain management doctors as expert witnesses
In addition to their obvious role in medical malpractice cases involving pain management malpractice, such as medication errors, pain management specialists can be invaluable expert witnesses in any personal injury or workers’ compensation matter that involves chronic pain. A pain management doctor can provide expert testimony regarding the cost of pain medication and pain management procedures to help determine the plaintiff’s medical expenses. Just as importantly, pain management doctors can explain the extent of chronic pain, the symptoms, and the effects on the plaintiff’s quality of life.
In cases involving significant non-economic damages for pain and suffering, a pain medicine specialist can evaluate the plaintiff’s pain and offer compelling testimony on the extent of that pain. This can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of a lawsuit.
Talk to Rieback Medical-Legal Consultants today
For decades, we’ve been working with some of America’s finest injury attorneys on a wide variety of high-stakes cases, including matters involving chronic pain. Our network includes Board-Certified pain management doctors who are prepared to offer compelling, objective testimony in hearings, depositions, and at trial. Contact us today for a free case summary review.