A Geriatric Medicine expert witness is a Geriatrician who testifies about issues affecting the elderly such as Alzheimer’s Disease and nursing home care. Geriatrics, or Geriatric Medicine, is a Board-Certified subspecialty of Internal Medicine or Family Medicine focusing on the unique needs of elderly patients. This differs from Gerontology which is simply the study of aging. Geriatric specialists work in a variety of settings including private practice, acute care hospitals, long-term care (LTC) facilities, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and rehabilitation centers, group homes, hospices, palliative care settings, and home care. Geriatricians treat the effects of aging and diseases that commonly occur in patients with advanced age. Such diseases are inherently complex due to a variety of physical, social, cognitive, and pathological factors. Common geriatric conditions include immobility, instability, incontinence, visual impairment, and cognitive decline. When these issues combine with acute problems such as cardiac disease, stroke, infection, or fracture, a Geriatric specialist will often handle all of the interrelated issues. As the aging population continues to increase, Geriatric Medicine specialists will treat an ever-increasing number of complex patients. A carefully selected Geriatric Medicine expert witness can address any of these areas.
Medical malpractice involving Geriatricians is uncommon. When it occurs, allegations may include delayed diagnosis and treatment of various geriatric conditions as well as complications from treatment itself.
Elite Medical Experts secures Geriatric experts with unique expertise in all areas of Geriatric Medicine, including:
Given the complexity and spectrum of conditions affecting the elderly, an experienced Board-Certified Geriatric expert witness from a top university medical center is an invaluable asset for complex assignments. To secure a hand-selected Geriatric expert wintness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.