An orthopedic expert witness is a highly experienced and credible physician or surgeon who is an expert in their field and sub-specialties.  They work alongside attorneys to advise and provide factual testimonies based on both a logical and professional medical opinion. Before consulting with attorneys, orthopedic expert witnesses perform thorough research, evaluation, and examination on the legal medical matter. They then provide a legal report on their professional opinion to an attorney and jury. Although orthopedic expert witnesses may advise on various matters, their primary focus is on orthopedic injuries.

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Due to the rigorousness and multiplexity of the case, it is critical to have a orthopedic expert witness on the case to substantiate the allegations regarding patient injuries or death in relation to the alleged incident. After an orthopedic expert witness closely examines and evaluates the alleged incident, they submit a legal report in the form of an expert affidavit or known facts to the panel of medical experts. The lack of attaining an orthopedic expert witness on the case may lead to a dismissal by a judge.

Although an orthopedic expert witness is a vital part of the litigation, a jury is not required to assume their stance. Rather, they are to take into consideration an expert witnesses professional credibility and expertise on the matter when analyzing the case. It is a way of helping the jury determine if there was in fact liability or not in a certain claim.

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Importance of an Expert second opinion

Dr. Romanelli provides expert second opinions in medical practice. When seeking treatment, advice on a legal case, or when needing to make a difficult medical decision, these second opinions become vital. Second opinions can help give you options for your condition after it has been thoroughly evaluated by your physician. It can also help strengthen a legal case. Dr. Romanelli is well credited in both circumstances.

For a second opinion, a copy of medical records, treatments, prognosis, and diagnosis must be provided to Dr. Romanelli. Your physician will not be upset about the need to seek for a second opinion, in fact, they encourage it, especially when seeking an opinion from a specialized physician such as Dr. Romanelli.  

As previously stated, a second opinion allows you to gain a better grasp on your condition and may open other options for treatment. This does not go to say that your physician was incorrect when diagnosing you. Physicians gain training, skills, experience, and education through different courses of practice. their approach on treatment and other medical matters will vary. Sometimes a physician may not have the right solution for your problem. It happens, physicians are all human.

Second opinions not only help you find alternative methods for your health but they can confirm what was already examined and evaluated by your physician. It can help you get an accurate determination on the condition you have been diagnosed with. For you to get the best options and treatment for your health, it is best to seek a second opinion.

Standard of Care

Healthcare professionals have a duty to hold themselves to a standard while providing competent care that is acceptable in the specific healthcare profession and practice. When a physician or health care professional sees a patient, they are held accountable for all treatment provided while the patient is under their care and must act in accordance with medical standards

The term ‘standard of care’ refers to the professional extent at which a physician must practice based on the customary practice of the average physician in that specific specialty or profession, provided they are equipped with the proper resources.

Medical Malpractice

A medical malpractice case is filed against a physician and may be underway when a patient suffers either an injury or death due to medical negligence of that physician while under their care. To advance in such a litigation, a patient must provide the needed proof to build the case. They need to prove that the physician failed to comply with the standard of medical care from which the patient has endured an injury or suffered a death. Substantial evidence must be provided regarding both physical and/or emotional effects caused by treatment administered by the physician. These injuries must, in fact, have been the cause of the inferior medical practice. A patient must prove there was a breach in the standard of care by the physician.

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