Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonology Expert Witness

Pulmonologist reviews chest X-RayA Pulmonary Medicine expert witness is a Pulmonologist who testifies on lung disease and treatment such as asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism.  Pulmonology, or Pulmonary Medicine, is a field of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract including the trachea, bronchial tree, and lungs. Pulmonary Medicine is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine. Pulmonologists must first complete a full residency in Internal Medicine before undertaking a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine. Upon completion, and after passing a rigorous board examination, certain candidates will be eligible for Board Certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties with a subspecialty certificate in Pulmonary Medicine.

Pulmonary Medicine specialists practice in both hospitals and private practice settings. Some specialize in Intensive Care Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology, or Sleep Medicine. All pulmonologists deal with diseases and conditions of the chest, most commonly pneumonia, asthma, and emphysema (COPD). Pulmonologists are also experts in the management of critically ill patients requiring endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. Consequently, ventilator management is a fundamental part of Pulmonary Medicine.  A carefully selected Pulmonary Medicine expert witness may address any of these highly specialized areas.

Litigation in Pulmonary Medicine is relatively uncommon. Allegations may include failure to diagnose various lung conditions as well as complications stemming from ventilator management. A Pulmonology expert witness may also serve as a causation expert when discussing the natural history of various pulmonary diseases.

Pulmonology Case Matter

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

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Chronic bronchitis and emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Toxic exposures (e.g. tobacco, asbestos, mold)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Lung cancer
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial disease
  • Pneumothorax
  • Hemothorax
  • Pleural effusion
  • Empyema
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)
  • Bronchoscopy and Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Due to the broad and complex range of topics in Pulmonary Medicine, an experienced Board-Certified Pulmonology expert witness from a top university medical center is an invaluable asset for challenging assignments. To secure a hand-selected Pulmonary Medicine 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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