Neurology Expert Witness
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.
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.
Neurology Case Matter
Litigation against Neurologists is infrequent, though Neurologists are often called as expert witnesses 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:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Confusion, delirium, and amnesia
- Multiple sclerosis and demyelinating disease
- Headache and Facial Pain
- Temporal (Giant Cell) arteritis
- Seizures and epilepsy
- Syncope and dizziness
- Movement disorders
- Stroke: Ischemic and hemorrhagic
- Thrombolytic therapy (TPA for stroke)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Paralysis, paraplegia, and quadriplegia
- Tremor, myoclonus, dystonia, and tics
- Meningitis and encephalitis
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
- Hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, and ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts
- Pseudotumor cerebri
- Myasthenia gravis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Tardive dyskinesia
When discussing such complexities, an experienced Board-Certified Neurologist 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.
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