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Addiction – Pain

Forensic Addiction Medicine

A medical expert in addiction medicine is a physician who has the clinical experience, academic training and certification to form an expert, objective medical opinion in cases involving alcohol and drugs or other addictive behaviors (i.e. gambling, sex, etc.). The applications of forensic addictionology are widespread in both the civil and criminal proceedings.

A forensic addictionologist integrates his clinical experience with his knowledge of medicine, mental health and the neurosciences to answer questions related to how a particular addiction can influence behavior. Our expert gathers and analyzes extensive, relevant data to formulate an opinion. This opinion is objectively presented by written report, deposition and courtroom testimony, as necessary.

 

Pain Medicine

An expert in pain medicine is a physican who has the clinical experience, academic training and certification to form an expert opinion in cases involving the evaluation and management of acute and chronic pain as it relates to both criminal and civil proceedings.

A forensic pain medicine physician integrates his knowledge of pain and pharmacology to answer questions related to how chronic pain and its treatment can influence cognition and behavior. Our experts review medical records, depositions and other documents; perform evaluations of the plaintiff; and consult with the attorneys with respect to the merits and vulnerabilities of the case from a medicolegal perspective. In some cases, the forensic expert may assist by reviewing relevant scientific literature for the attorneys or offer advice with respect to other forensic experts who might be recruited.