Medical, Pharmacy, Pharmacology & Toxicology Expert Witness
The clients Dr. Lee has worked within the past have found the three degrees (dual profession) extremely beneficial, time-saving, and cost-effective.
Dr. Lee's case experience includes both civil and criminal cases, in Federal and State Courts, and workman's compensation reviews.
Dr. Matthew Lee provides the following services:
• Medical Case Review
• Pharmacy Case Review
• Pharmacology Causation
• Medication Causation or Non-Causation
• Expert witness depositions and testimony
• Affidavits of Merit
• Medical record review
• Medical Marijuana Litigation
• Strategy consultations
• Attorney Trial and Deposition Preparation for Medical Cases.
Litigation Support Services
Dr. Matthew C. Lee, MD, RPh, MS provides attorneys with assistance in establishing foundational knowledge prior to depositions and trials relative to medicine and pharmacology as it pertains cases they are working on. Dr. Lee ensures attorneys have a good solid understanding of the mechanisms pertaining to their specific case. He provides in-person adviser and consultant services during depositions and at trials.
Areas of Expertise
Drug Adverse Reactions.
Dr. Matthew C. Lee is a licensed Physician and Pharmacist in the state of Virginia, where he currently practices both professions. He has a vast array of experiences in both fields, though all have an underlying common denominator, their association with and reliance on pharmacology.
Dr. Lee has the unique ability to take his vast array of multifaceted experiences and apply them across disciplines. Seeing the fundamentals of cases others have not, and usually do not. Understanding the mechanism of causality, and the steps that led up to the alleged adverse outcome, helping to substantiate the true nature of the claim.
Dr. Lee is a recognized medical, pharmacy and pharmacology expert for doctors, hospitals, pharmacists and patients. He currently maintains an equal balance of cases between plaintiffs and defendants.
He derives his experience from pharmacology, with research and publications in the field of cannabinoids and opioids. Which aligned him with the field of Occupational Medicine due to the role of drug testing in the workplace. As a physician, he has worked in Internal Medicine, Occupational Health, and Family Practice. He is also an experienced retail and hospital pharmacist.
His field of expertise includes medication information, pharmacologic profile, medical literature analysis, evidence-based medicine, wrongful death, mechanisms of causality, drug screen verification, medication adverse effects.
He has published articles in a diverse array of journals from peer-reviewed scholarly journals to internationally distributed lay scientific magazines.
Dr. Lee’s provides itemized, detailed billing statements, including the relevance of work or research conducted. He substantiates all information presented with sources, or shows the sources of the information that opinion is deduced from.
If you need a reliable and qualified Expert Opinion promptly, based on thorough research and solid information, you have come to the right place.
About Dr. Matthew C. Lee, Expert Witness
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United States Department of Defense, Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), Fort Lee Virginia. Physician.
Primary Care Physician, eLEEte Physicians, LLC.
Apple Mobile Medical. Occupational Health Physician.
Parallon Solutions [formerly HCA (Health Corporation of America) Supply Chain], Central Order Entry Pharmacy.
Locum Tenens Physician in Occupational Health and Family Practice for Jackson and Coker.
Zelda West Johnson, MD and Associates Family Practice- Physician in Family Practice.
Pharmacist, Walnut Hill Pharmacy, Petersburg, VA
Pharmacist; Poplar Springs Hospital; Petersburg, VA.
Pharmacist for Wal-Mart pharmacy, as needed throughout Virginia
Pharmacy Manager; Wal-Mart Pharmacy; Tarboro, NC.
Lab Technician; Medical College of Virginia, Department of Pharmacology; Richmond, VA.
Pharmacist; Prince George Pharmacy; Prince George, VA.
Emergency Maintenance; Medical College of Virginia Housing Department, Richmond, VA.
Research Assistant; Medical College of Virginia Trauma Surgery Department, Richmond, VA.
License to Practice Medicine and Surgery by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
License to Practice Pharmacy by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and State of North Carolina.
Certified Medical Review Officer.
Legal Experience & Services
Case experience includes both civil and criminal cases. Criminal cases include postmortem pharmacologic analysis for homicides. Affidavits of Merit, Anaphylactic reactions, Baxter recalled Heparin, Cosmetic Laser’s and medication photosensitivity, medication overdose, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, Fentanyl overdose, Dilaudid overdose, Pharmacist miss fills, Pharmacist dispensing errors, Pharmacy Standard of Care, Medication adverse effects, Cognitive impairment, Falls related to medications both in and out of hospital, wrongful death, Medical Marijuana, Positive drug screens, safety in the workplace, Independent Medical Exams, Return to Work Evaluations. Adverse Health Effects secondary to prolonged exposure/consumption of Tetrachloroethylene (TCE) contaminated well water. Toxic Torts, exposure to raw sewage (Sanitary Sewer Overflows) and noxious odors thereof. Workman’s compensation review regarding medication use and relation to an injury claim. Life insurance denial of payment on claims secondary to drugs or medications.
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)
American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP)
American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL)
American Medical Association (AMA)
Medical Society of Virginia (MSV)
Richmond Academy of Medicine (RAM)
Physician, Pharmacist, Medical Review Officer, Pharmacology and Toxicology Research.
Awards & Honors
Division of Student Affairs Distinguished Service Award. Virginia Commonwealth University.
University Leadership Award. Virginia Commonwealth University.
Local Association President’s Award. Virginia Pharmacist’s Association
Professionalism Award. American Pharmaceutical Association/McNeil Consumer Products.
Allen and Hanbury’s Pride in Pharmacy Scholarship Award.
Seminars & Training
Musculoskeletal Exam and Treatment Techniques, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011.
Postmortem Pharmacology, Opioid and Opiate Dosing and Overdosing, Opioid Pharmacology. 2011.
DynaMed Editorial Team. Lee, M (Reviewer). Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. Last updated 2012 05 01. Available from DynaMed: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed.
DynaMed Editorial Team. Lee, M (Reviewer). Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Last updated 2012 06 21. Available from DynaMed: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed.
Quantum Free Will. Matthew Lee. New Scientist. September 1st-7th; 195(2619):25.
The Role of Several Kinases in Mice Tolerant to Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol. M. Lee, D. Stevens, S. Welch. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 2003 May; 305(2):593-9
The Effects of Blocking Several Kinases in delta 9-THC Tolerance. Matthew C. Lee, David L. Stevens and Sandra P. Welch. Virginia Academy of Sciences May 1999.
Reversing delta 9-THC Antinociceptive Tolerance by Inhibiting the Phosphorylation of the CB1 Receptor. Matthew C. Lee, David L. Stevens and Sandra P. Welch. FASEB, 1999.
The Role of Several Kinases in Mice Tolerant to delta 9-THC. Matthew C. Lee, David L. Stevens and Sandra P. Welch. International Cannabinoid Research Society, 1999.
Reference available upon request.
Post-Doctoral - Internship in Internal medicine Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.
Doctoral - Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Graduate - Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology. Master’s of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Thesis: The Role of several kinases in mice tolerant to Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol.
Medical College of Virginia, School of Pharmacy, Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacy
Virginia Commonwealth University Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry
Articles Published by Dr. Matthew C. Lee, MD, RPh, MS
Two Cases Alleging Dilaudid Overdose: Sometimes It Is, Sometimes It Is Not. Paying Attention to Details
Dilaudid is commonly used opioid narcotic analgesic in hospitals due to its potency and effectiveness in the management of acute pain. On occasion, patients may be administered too much Dilaudid resulting in an “overdose”. If the patient is not being appropriately monitored and/or if the overdose is not readily detected and reversed, the results can be devastating. Although, Dilaudid is not the cause of “code blue” events in every patient that is given Dilaudid either.Read Article
Assessing Marijuana Intoxication
Is there a way to reliably determine impairment due to marijuana consumption?Read Article