Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness - Scott Powell MD

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness

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Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness

Most orthopedic surgeries are successful, but surgery always carries some risk. If something goes wrong after an orthopedic surgery procedure, patients often seek a second opinion and potentially legal guidance. If a patient seeks legal advice, the lawyer will typically consult an orthopedic surgery expert witness when it comes to reviewing the medical records. Medical malpractice cases need testimonies of medical experts, especially in complicated cases.

Dr. Scott Powell is an expert orthopedic surgeon with 30+ years of practical surgery experience. He has more than 15,000 orthopedic surgeries under his belt, and as an orthopedic expert witness, has reviewed 100+ orthopedic malpractice cases, taken part in 50+ depositions, and testified in 20 trials. With his combined surgical and orthopedic expert witness experience, Dr. Powell is equipped with the right knowledge and tools to determine whether or not medical negligence played a role in any of the orthopedic procedures listed below.

Dr. Powell has worked with malpractice and personal injury lawyers offering his services as an orthopedic expert witness, nationwide.

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness Areas of Expertise

Dr. Powell can offer orthopedic surgery expert witness services in the following areas:

Dr. Powell will examine the medical records, then prepare accurate and clear written statements, reports, and (if necessary) offer his expert testimony in court.

Orthopedic Expert Reports and Review

Dr. Powell understands the importance of his orthopedic expert witness testimony, and abides by the regulations and guidelines according to the American Medical Association’s Code of Medical Ethics.

To ensure the accuracy of his orthopedic expert witness case review, he offers;

  • Comprehensive and detailed reports
  • Unbiased and neutral review
  • Analyzing simple and complex sport related cases
  • Swift reports issuance
  • Responsive communication
  • Flexible scheduling

Professional Qualifications

Dr. Powell is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Burbank California. He is an active member of Arthroscopy Association of North America, Twentieth Century Orthopedic Association, as well as American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Dr. Powell has completed over 15,000 surgeries in his career and has taught many surgeons in different parts of the world. He is an active fellow and member of Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Program Subcommittee and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Clinical Professor


Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Sports Medicine


Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopedics


Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Orthopedic Surgeon Expert Witness Qualifications

An Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness is typically board certified, with 20+ years of practical orthopedic surgery experience. An Orthopedic Expert Witness holds a high moral standard, and always delivers an honest testimony.

Orthopedic Surgeon Expert Witness FAQs

If someone experiences symptoms of a botched orthopedic surgery, you can file a claim. Typically, the claimant needs evidence that clearly identifies the problem, as a result of negligence or medical malpractice.

In case the patient has passed away or is left unable to file the lawsuit on their own, their family members or loved ones can do it on their behalf.

Hiring an Orthopedic Expert Witness is suggested by lawyers to validate a potential orthopedic medical malpractice case.

While personal injury lawyers or medical malpractice attorneys are adept within their field, most orthopedic related malpractice cases require input from an expert orthopedic surgeon to validate a case. Whether the patient received a knee arthroscopy, ACL Knee Surgery or a different orthopedic surgery, the orthopedic expert can help validate if negligence occurred.