A Neurology expert witness is a Neurologist who testifies about neurological diseases such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, meningitis, and coma. Neurology is the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. This includes both the “central nervous system” (brain and spinal cord) and the “peripheral nervous system” (nerves). Neurology is a medical specialty; the corresponding surgical specialty is Neurosurgery. Since 1934, Neurology and all of its subspecialties have been governed by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, part of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The combination of the two specialties reflects a time when clinical manifestations of neurological and psychiatric disease were more difficult to distinguish. Today, the distinctions are much more clear, and Neurologists treat a range of diseases including epilepsy (seizures), movement disorders, headaches, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy, infections (e.g. meningitis and encephalitis), tumors, and countless other disorders of the human nervous system. An experienced Neurology expert witness can address any of these issues.
All Neurologists complete medical school followed by a four-year residency program, though many acquire additional fellowship training in subspecialties such as Child Neurology, Brain Injury Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Neurocritical Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Vascular Neurology. Neurologists work in private offices, rehabilitation facilities, and hospitals, and they also serve on stroke teams working alongside Emergency Medicine specialists and Neuroradiologists to treat patients presenting with acute strokes. A qualified Neurology expert witness will parallel the requisite credentials.
Litigation against Neurologists is infrequent. More commonly, a Neurology expert witness is called to shed light on the treatment of stroke, seizure, meningitis and other acute neurological syndromes. From the treatment of common disorders to the most complex neurological diseases in the field, Elite Medical Experts reviews all aspects of neurological litigation and consultation, including:
When discussing such complexities, an experienced Board-Certified Neurology expert witness from a top university medical center is an invaluable resource. To secure a Neurology expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on our Case Strategy Team.