INTERNAL MEDICINE is a field of medicine dealing with the prevention and treatment of adult disease. Internal Medicine physicians, commonly known as Internists, undertake three years of residency training before seeking Board Certification in Internal Medicine.  Internal Medicine is the foundation for many physicians who elect to pursue subspecialties in other fields such as cardiology, gastroenterology, and neurology. Those who choose to remain within the field of Internal Medicine typically work in private practice, community hospitals, or large university physician groups.

Internal Medicine physicians are commonly primary care providers who treat patients on an outpatient basis. In addition to providing routine and preventative treatment, Internists often serve as the gateway to care when patients develop symptoms that require advanced care by a specialist or in an emergency department.  Hospital-based Internists are known as Hospitalists, one of the newest fields in medicine. Hospitalists treat hospitalized patients before relinquishing care back to a primary care provider upon discharge. They primarily manage conditions such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and complications of diabetes, though they may participate as part of a team to treat complex conditions such as sepsis or stroke. Regardless of whether an Internal Medicine physician is an outpatient or inpatient provider, they must be able to recognize and treat nearly every major medical condition.

Medical malpractice litigation involving Internal Medicine physicians can involve a very wide range of clinical issues.  Given the scope of practice, an Internal Medicine physician medical expert witness with unique experience with the issues of the case is key.  ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS understands these difficult medical malpractice cases, and secures hand-vetted Internal Medicine experts specifically for each case based on these complexities.

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From private practice to the acute hospital setting, ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS provides hand-vetted Internal Medicine expert witnesses to review all aspects of Internal Medicine medical malpractice litigation. Examples of the breadth of our expertise include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Angina (chest pain)
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer recognition
  • Cellulitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Deep vein thrombosis (“DVT”)
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulitis
  • Headache
  • Hyperlipidemia (e.g. elevated cholesterol or triglycerides)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Myocardial infarction (“heart attack”)
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polypharmacy (medication interactions)
  • Pulmonary embolism (“PE”)
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of breath
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Urinary tract infection

Medical malpractice cases against primary care Internal Medicine physicians commonly involves allegations of missed or delayed diagnosis when a patient should have had additional testing, consultation, or evaluation in an emergency department. Medical malpractice cases against Hospitalists commonly result from incorrect diagnosis and treatment, delay in consulting specialist care, and medication errors. An experienced Board-Certified Internal Medicine physician medical expert witness from a leading academic center will be crucial in understanding the complexities of your case and in mounting a credible litigation strategy.

To secure an Internal Medicine expert witness who is ready to review your client’s case, please contact ELITE MEDICAL EXPERTS today. You’ll speak with an experienced Board-Certified physician on our staff. There is no charge for the initial phone consultation and we’ll outline a case-specific strategic plan.