A Pathology expert witness is a Pathologist who testifies on disease and cancer diagnosis by analyzing body tissues and fluids in the lab and at autopsy. Pathology is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis of disease through the examination of tissue specimens such as biopsies, surgical samples, and body fluids. Forensic Pathology deals with the conduction of autopsies to identify disease and trauma posthumously, and to determine the cause of death. Clinical Pathology focuses upon the laboratory analysis of body fluids and specimens, while Clinical Pathologists oversee and direct all aspects of laboratory testing both in hospitals and private labs. Many Pathologists also specialize in particular areas of Pathology such as Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Neuropathology, Hematologic Pathology, Chemical Pathology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Genetic Pathology, and Pediatric Pathology. Within the field of Pathology, some experts specialize even further in areas such as Cardiac, Obstetric, and Gynecologic Pathology. Regardless of their area of expertise, all Pathologists with the highest level of standing are certified by the American Board of Pathology. A qualified Pathology expert witness will have this credential.
Pathologists are rarely defendants in medical negligence cases, though they are sometimes named when specimens are improperly interpreted or when other laboratory errors occur. More commonly, Pathologists serve as expert witnesses to educate the trier of fact on the complexities of disease, such as the natural progression of tissue death during the evolution of an acute myocardial infarction. A carefully selected Pathology expert witness can handle any area.
Elite Medical Experts reviews all aspects of Pathology litigation and consultation, including:
Given the complexity and diversity of Pathology subspecialization, an experienced Board-Certified Pathology expert witness from a leading university medical center is an invaluable asset for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected Pathology expert witness 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.