Pediatric neurology experts specialize in the treatment of pediatric neurological conditions including the management of seizures as well as the side effects of medications used to treat seizures. These medical experts are knowledgeable regarding seizure disorders such as seizures in newborns, febrile convulsions, and epilepsy. They may also be called upon to consult on the medical aspects of head injuries and brain tumors, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and nerve muscle disorders.
Pediatric neurologist Max Wiznitzer served as an expert witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Amy Williams against Quest Diagnostics in the death of her son. Christian Millare passed away of a seizure in 2008 at two years of age. Ms. Williams believes his death could have been prevented had he received the proper diagnosis and treatment. Her South Carolina U.S. District Court petition accuses Quest Diagnostics of failing to report that Christian had Dravet, a rare seizure disorder. She believes that if doctors had received correct lab results, her son would have been treated for the genetic mutation and not succumbed to the fatal seizure. The Dravet Syndrome Foundation explains the condition:
Dravet syndrome, also known as Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI), is a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy… It is a debilitating, life-long condition that can severely impede the quality of life of the patient. Patients experience frequent seizures, poor seizure control, and developmental delays. Initial seizures are most often prolonged events and in the second year of life other seizure types begin to emerge.
Only the most knowledgeable and experienced pediatric neurology expert witness may opine in a lawsuit of this complexity. These medical professionals are able to explain the medical conditions inherent in Dravet syndrome as well testify on appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
Contact ELITE Medical Experts to find a knowledgeable, experienced pediatric neurology expert witness for your case.