Attila Kerner

Attila Kerner

Mobile: 706-631-1499
Office: 706-631-1499

Board certified anesthesiologist with over 15 years of experience in anesthesiology, having finished my training at Washington University. Abundant experience in all subspecialty areas. I am currently a full time Assistant Professor at a large level one trauma center where I oversee the preoperative anesthesia clinic, as well as teach resident physicians, and provide subspecialty anesthetic care in areas including but not limited to: trauma, transplant, cardiac, and neuro anesthesia. I am also well versed with regional ultrasound guided anesthesia, as well as epidural and spinal anesthesia.

Areas of Expertise
  • Anesthesiology

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology - 2013
Residency completion date 2012
Medical school at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 2004-2008
Master of Science in Anesthesiology completed in 2001
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Board of Anesthesiology
Missouri Society of Anesthesiology
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: see CV - academic practice 2012 - 2020
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: ~12
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: - multiple cases of airway trauma / failed airway management and sequelae thereof eg hypoxic encephalopathy, vocal cord dysfunction, excessive bleeding, and death
- inadequate depth of anesthesia monitoring during neurosurgery and complications thereof
- anoxic brain injury and subsequent death after spinal / oversedation
- anesthesiologist role or lack thereof after discharge from PACU, recognition and or duty to communicate when patient is decompensating post-op
- anesthesiologist duty to recognize sign of potential PE and escalate care
- failure to properly monitor patient with severe heart failure and pulmonary hypertension resulting in hypercarbic / hypoxic respiratory arrest
- local anesthetic toxicity and sequelae
- aspiration of foreign body
- severe nerve injury after nerve block / catheter
- retained in 2 cases by hospital defense counsel to help settle cases and determine causation
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 75% but not by intent, I remain objective and review all cases. I have turned down both defendant and plaintiff cases where I felt there was negligence or not, respectfully
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 25% - would like to have more
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 3 - two plaintiff and 1 defendant.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 9/9/20
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Not sure what you are asking - 0 trial cases
1 federal case requiring a written report in Puerto Rico
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 0 but I am looking for court cases
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 2
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting, reports, depos, and trial if needed
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: flat fee $500/hr, no retainer, including depos and trial
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: see above
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: see above
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: see above
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: travel TBD


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