Otolaryngology Expert Witness

An Otolaryngology expert witness is an Otolaryngologist (Head & Neck) surgeon testifying on disease, cancer, and trauma of the head and neck. Otolaryngology is a surgical specialty dealing with disease of the head, neck, ears, nose, and throat. Otolaryngology is also known by the simpler name “ENT” (Ears, Nose, Throat), and by the more complex moniker of “Otorhinolaryngology.” Otolaryngologists typically complete a 5-year residency leading to eligibility for Board Certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Some ENT specialists also complete additional fellowship training in Neurotology (inner ear disease involving balance and hearing), Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery, or Sleep Medicine. Otolaryngologists treat a range of common conditions including nosebleeds (epistaxis), sinus infections, and tonsillitis, though they also treat some of the most challenging conditions in all of surgery, including invasive tumors of the head and neck.

An Otolaryngology expert witness may be required in a range of scenarios in medical malpractice litigation. Allegations typically involve standard of care (e.g. failure to diagnose) as well as harm and causation related to substandard treatment by other practitioners.

Otolaryngology Case Matter

From routine sinus infections to the most complex head and neck surgeries, Elite Medical Experts can hand select an Otolaryngology expert witness for any aspect of Otolaryngology litigation and consultation, including:

  • Thyroid cancer, goiter, nodules
  • Parathyroid tumors and hyperparathyroidism
  • Otitis media, otitis externa, tympanostomy tubes, tympanic membrane perforation, glomus tumor, mastoidectomy
  • Sinusitis, sinus infections, and endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Epistaxis (nosebleed), septal deviation/perforation, functional nasal surgery, rhinoplasty, septoplasty, skull base surgery
  • Cochlear implants, Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA)
  • Tongue and throat cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Oral and lip cancer
  • Parotid and other salivary gland tumors
  • Laryngeal cancer and laryngectomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Cosmetic and functional facial plastic surgery
  • Pedicled and free-flap reconstructive surgery
  • Transoral robotic and laser surgery

Given the complex issues involved in Otolaryngology, a top-tier Otolaryngology/ENT expert from a leading university medical center is an invaluable asset. To secure a hand-selected Otolaryngology 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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