California Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness
Dr.Powell is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, California orthopedic expert witness, and provides Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness case reviews nationwide. His vast knowledge plays an essential role in botched knee surgeries and all types of orthopedic malpractice cases. If you are looking for a respected orthopedic surgeon to act as your orthopedic expert witness in California, contact Dr. Powell. In orthopedic malpractice cases, the attorneys often seek case reviews from an orthopedic surgery expert witness professional like Dr. Powell to use their medico-legal guidance while determining if orthopedic malpractice has occurred.
California Knee Arthroscopy Expert Witness Services
Knee arthroscopy is a safe procedure but patients can sometimes face complications due to the negligence of the orthopedic surgeon. When a patient experiences complications because of potential negligence, patients often look to a lawyer to help investigate if malpractice has occurred. This is when a lawyer often calls upon a California knee surgery expert witness such as Dr. Powell to review the case files. Anyone undergoing knee surgery should be aware of the potential risks. The surgeon should check the previous medical history, understand the potential complications that might occur, and explain to the patient what steps should be taken after the surgery is done. Sometimes, not all of these steps are taken properly. This is where the attorney’s investigation will begin. The attorneys often seek medico-legal guidance from a California orthopedic expert witness like Dr. Powell to understand the next course of action. Some of the risks of knee arthroscopy are as follows.
- Swelling/Inflammation of the joint
- Joint infection
- Stiffness of the joint/frozen knee joints
- Cartilage damage
- Higher risks of blood clots
- Bleeding from the infections
- Redness around the knee joint
These are some of the complications that one might face after knee surgery. If an orthopedic surgeon has improperly cared for you, and the patient is drastically suffering from one of these complications due to the negligence of the surgeon, it’s important to have a qualified California orthopedic expert witnesses like Dr. Powell provide a review of your case.
California ACL Injury Expert Witness
All surgical procedures have risks and ACL reconstruction surgery is no different. If you or a client is experiencing the following consistent symptoms after an ACL surgery, you might want to consult with a California ACL surgery expert witness such as Dr. Powell to review the case.
- Continuous knee pain
- Blood clots and bleeding
- Joint infection
- Frozen Knees/ Stiffness
- Weak knees
- Disease transmission due to cadaver getting in close contact with the graft
- Improper healing
People involved in rigorous sports activities are prone to ACL injury. It’s one of the more common knee injuries that athletes might face due to rigorous sports activity.
These injuries take place due to leg pivots or twists while playing. According to the reports of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), there are near about 200,000 ACL injuries every year. Surgeries are performed for repairing torn ligaments and to provide stability to the knees. contact Dr. Powell if you are looking for a trusted and experienced ACL surgery expert witness.
California Shoulder Surgery Expert Witness
For Shoulder surgery malpractice cases, it is recommended to consider Dr. Powell as your California orthopedic expert witness. He is not only a reputed sports medicine doctor for the Women’s National Soccer Team in USA but also a well-respected orthopedic expert witness across USA. An experienced California orthopedic expert witness like Dr. Powell can help in providing essential case facts if the patient suffers from serious post-surgical complications.
Just like any other surgical procedure, shoulder arthroscopy also has risks although they are minor. Though arthroscopy is a relatively safe procedure, it’s always a possibility that patients might face several complications after surgery. Complications may arise for a number of reasons, as well as due to orthopedic negligence by the medical professionals. Some of the issues that could arise after a shoulder arthroscopy include- blood clots, joint infection, excessive bleeding, and damage to the cartilage or nerves surrounding the shoulder. Patients who have issues seek the help of medical malpractice attorneys if they feel that they’re facing complications because of the negligence of the professionals. Attorneys feel comfortable working with a professional California orthopedic expert witnesses like Dr. Powell. Although Dr. Powell doesn’t reside in California, he is able to act as a California orthopedic surgery expert witness working with attorneys remotely.
A California orthopedic surgery expert witness like Dr. Powell is well versed in helping to provide medico-legal assistance in orthopedic medical malpractice lawsuits. An orthopedic expert witness plays an integral role, and by reviewing the medical records, can determine if there was orthopedic medical malpractice caused due to negligence.
Dr. Powell provides California Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness services in the following areas:
- Shoulder arthroscopy
- Arthroscopic repair of ligaments after shoulder dislocation (Bankart repair)
- Arthroscopic SLAP repair
- Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
- Shoulder reconstruction
- Elbow arthroscopy
- Tennis elbow release
- “Tommy John” procedure
- Knee arthroscopy
- ACL reconstruction
- Multiple knee ligament reconstruction (ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL)
- Autologous cartilage implantation (Carticel implantation)
- Allograft (cadaver) cartilage implantation
- Reconstruction of damaged cartilage in the knee, elbow, shoulder and ankle
- Partial or Total shoulder replacement
- Platelet rich plasma injections
- Adipocyte (Fat) Derived Stem Cell injections for osteoarthritis
No matter what type of orthopedic malpractice has occurred, an attorney at some point will need medico-legal guidance from a California orthopedic expert witness. Choosing the right expert can be difficult. But having to choose between two experts is even more difficult. Every litigator knows that a California orthopedic surgery expert witness should not only be certified to provide expert opinions but they should also have experience providing deposition during court trials. This crucial choice cannot just be decided on the CV of the potential orthopedic experts. Dr. Scott Powell excels in orthopedic knowledge, communication skills, depositions and testifying.
California ACL Surgery Expert Witness
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