Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical Pharmacy Expert Witness

A Clinical Pharmacy expert witness is a Pharmacist who testifies about standards of care for drug dosing and delivery in hospitals and healthcare systems. Clinical Pharmacy is a subspecialty of pharmacy that focuses on the rational science and day-to-day use of medicine to promote health and treat disease. While Hospital Pharmacists and Clinical Pharmacists are both qualified to prepare medications, clinical pharmacists devote the majority of their time to interacting directly with patients and healthcare teams. This typically occurs in large hospitals or health systems where Clinical Pharmacy specialists in targeted areas of healthcare engage in collaborative activities to manage medication treatment plans. In the hospital, these activities may encompass therapeutic drug monitoring, renal dosing of medication, and antimicrobial stewardship. In the clinic setting, a Clinical Pharmacist’s patient-focused services may include medical management of anticoagulation, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, asthma, cancer, HIV, and hepatitis. Advanced practice in these areas is associated with increased accountability for outcomes, including potential misadventures. In pharmacy-related litigation, a Clinical Pharmacy expert witness with direct experience in areas of Clinical Pharmacy or Ambulatory Care Pharmacy can provide valuable perspective. A Clinical Pharmacist expert can address standards related to a prescriber’s or Pharmacist’s management of a patient’s medication regimen, including but not limited to the context of current guidelines and the underlying pharmacologic basis of therapeutics.

Clinical Pharmacy Case Matter

Elite Medical Experts reviews all aspects of Clinical Pharmacy litigation and consulting, including:

  • Drug dispensing errors
  • Drug interactions and contraindications
  • Drug dose calculations and verification
  • Drug monitoring and levels (e.g. gentamicin, vancomycin)
  • Drug preparation
  • Drug infusions and intravenous medications
  • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
  • Compounding
  • Anticoagulation (e.g. heparin, Lovenox, Coumadin)

To secure a hand-selected Clinical Pharmacy 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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