Pathology Expert Witness

Pathologist examining slide under microscopeA 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.

Pathology Case Matter

Elite Medical Experts reviews all aspects of Pathology litigation and consultation, including:

  • Autopsy
  • Forensic pathology
  • Biopsy
  • CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments) Certification
  • Anatomical pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Placental and gynecologic pathology
  • Urological pathology
  • Cardiac pathology
  • Clinical pathology
  • Forensic pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Pediatric pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Molecular pathology
  • Chemical pathology
  • Genetic pathology
  • Immunopathology

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.

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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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