Medical & Dental Expert Witnesses
JD.MD, Inc., has provided case evaluations, expert witnesses, and support services to attorneys throughout the United States and Canada since 1978. JD.MD has experts from all Medical and Dental specialties, all geographic areas, and our experts are available for consultation and testimony in cases they deem to be meritorious. The following options are provided:
Option A - Comprehensive Screening Report
An analysis of the strengths/weaknesses of your case.
An opinion by an appropriate, non-testifying Medical or Dental specialist as to whether or not malpractice has occurred. A money-back warranty that if JD.MD is unable to procure an expert to support the opinions expressed in the Comprehensive Screening Report (CSR), it will refund the CSR fee, and you and your client will incur no further obligation.
Option B - Work Product Report
An in-depth opinion by a Medical or Dental specialist, who is available to act as your expert witness if the case is meritorious. You will receive a blind copy of the expert's report and a summary of his or her curriculum vitae before you engage the expert's services. There is no on-going obligation to the expert or JD.MD if you do not approve of the report. (The expert's signed report and curriculum vitae will be released to the attorney upon entry into the Retainer Agreement listed below.)
Option C - Retainer Agreement
The expert's identity and curriculum vitae. A signed expert's report or verbal opinion. A verified report, Certificate of Merit, or Affidavit by the expert. A verbal opinion and telephone conference with an expert.
Litigation Support Services
JD.MD can provide you with a Comprehensive Screening Report as an initial case analysis. Our procedure is simple. A qualified physician or dental reviewer will evaluate your records and render a preliminary written opinion, outlining the strengths and/or weaknesses of your case. The step-by-step instructions on our form will help you identify and select the records necessary for the medical or dental reviewer's evaluation, and we are always available to assist you with any questions.
Areas of Expertise
Urogynecology; Adolescent Medicine; Critical Care Medicine; Interventional Radiology; Managed Care Litigation; Medical Ethics; Therapeutic Radiology; Metabolism; Dental Public Health; Dentofacial Orthopedics; Forensic Dentistry; Wound Management; General Dentistry; Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology; Pediatric Dentistry; Periodontics; Prosthodontics; Temporomandibular Dysfunction.
Before you accept a case, let JD.MD evaluate it. Our Comprehensive Screening Report, performed by a specialist in the same specialty as the potential defendant, will tell you whether or not the case has Merit.
JD.MD is more than just a database of experts' names. JD.MD is a resource for accurate, on time Medical and Dental expert opinions. We carefully match the right expert in the right case. Our dedication to detail provides a winning combination.
JD.MD's expert witnesses are Board Certified in their specialties, and in Canada, they are members of a Royal College. JD.MD has experts in all specialties and in all geographic areas. Our experts are in active practice and prepared to testify in cases they deem to be meritorious.
JD.MD handles the medical side of your case, saving you time to do what you do best.
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Legal Experience & Services
JD.MD has a successful track record in this endeavor. Since 1993 many of our plaintiff clients, with meritorious case evaluations, have hired attorneys and settled their cases out of court or proceeded to trial and won. Individuals who do not receive meritorious evaluations at least understand why and gain some peace of mind. Whether your case is deemed to have Merit, Dubious Merit, or Insufficient Merit, the process is a success, because you will receive an unbiased opinion from a medical or dental reviewer in the same specialty as the potential defendant.
Awards & Honors
Connecticut Law Tribune "Best of 2007" Bronze Winner - Medical Consultant Witness
We provide a Medical Abbreviations Glossary on-line. These Medical Abbreviations are commonly used in Medical and Dental records. There are many other abbreviations, which are rarely used, and some doctors and hospitals create their own. If you cannot locate an abbreviation in our Glossary, contact us for assistance.
Articles Published by JD.MD, Inc.
Examples of Weak Cases V - Multiple Defendants in Medical and Dental Malpractice
You were treated by many doctors over a period of time and cannot be sure which one was responsible or whether they all were.Read Article
Medical and Dental Malpractice - Did You Consent to the Treatment?
A mugger sticks a knife in you and kills you or leaves you maimed for life. A surgeon sticks a knife in you, and kills you or leaves you maimed for life. What is the difference between the two? The mugger will go to jail and the surgeon will not. Why? Because you consented: you signed a consent form and gave the surgeon permission to stick the knife in you.Read Article
Medical and Dental Malpractice - How Do You Give Informed Consent?
Before you decide whether you have a legitimate complaint for lack of informed consent, let us look at some of the ways you can consent to a doctor’s treatment and some of the ways a doctor can treat a patient without that person’s formal consent.Read Article
Medical and Dental Malpractice - When Do You Not Need A Consent?
To work on a patient without anybody’s consent, a doctor must comply with four requirements: 1. The patient is in dire danger. 2. The patient is unable to consent. 3. If the patient is a child, a parent or guardian is not readily available. 4. It can be reasonably assumed that the patient would consent if able.Read Article
How Much Does the Doctor Have to Tell You to Obtain Your Consent?
Does he have to tell you everything he is going to do? Go through the surgical operation step-by-step? Warn you about every possible complication? Discuss all possible alternative treatments, even if they are hardly ever used? What if the chance of a certain complication is one in a million? What if it is one in ten? How about a 50-50 chance?Read Article
The Reasonable Patient Standard in Informed Consent
Lawyers call this the Lay Standard, because it is based on what a layman (the patient) understands and not what a professional thinks she needs to understand.Read Article
What is Medical or Dental Malpractice?
A physician or dentist does not undertake to cure you. He only has to do his best for you according to the standard of care for his community or medical or dental specialty. If he did not, you have a legitimate complaint. If he did, you probably do not have a case, no matter how disastrous the results.Read Article
Rules in Medical and Dental Malpractice
This means the doctor has to be up-to-date and in step with modern medicine or dentistry. For example, we know today that lumpectomy and simple mastectomy produce better results in most cases of breast cancer than the disfiguring, disabling radical mastectomy that was popular with breast surgeons for many years. Today, a doctor who rushes in and does radical breast surgery, without considering conservative treatment, is not up to the state of the art and is guilty of malpractice.Read Article
Rules in Medical and Dental Malpractice - School of Thought Rule
You have already read about the New Jersey case, which held that a podiatrist cannot be expected to treat a cardiac arrest, because he is only trained to work below the ankle. However, an Arizona podiatrist treated an elderly man for pain in the leg and lameness.Read Article
Rules in Medical and Dental Malpractice -The Respectable Minority Rule
You are sitting outside the treatment room of a hospital when you hear one nurse say to another, “Dr. Jones is butchering that poor patient!” The patient is your mother.Read Article