Eric M Orenstein

Dr. Eric M Orenstein

IU Health Arnett Hospital
5177 McCarty Lane
Lafayette , IN 47905
Office: 765-448-8000
Fax: 765-448-7636
Introduction

I am a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery. I am on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arthroplasty. I am in my 34th year in practice and am an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at the IU School of Medicine, teaching residents and medical students. I am SEAK and AADEP trained as an Expert Witness and am ABIME certified for IMEs. I have performed hundreds of IMEs and have experience in depositions and trial testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants. I have been on several state review panels for potential medical malpractice claims and have performed over 100 file reviews including disability reviews and utilization reviews. I have been an active member of our hospital's Surgery Standards Committee for several years.


Areas of Expertise
  • Disability
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation Insurance

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Board Certification through ABOS.
ABIME Certification for IMEs.
MBA degree from Xavier University.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: AMA, AAHKS, Clinical Orthopedic Society, Mid-America Orthopedic Association, Indiana State Medical Association,
Fellow AAOS, Fellow American College of Surgeons
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery IU School of Medicine
Co-author book chapter in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
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: Dozens of times
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Medical Malpractice/Deviation from Standard of Care, Disability Evaluation/PPI rating, Personal Injury Cases
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 60 - 65%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 35 - 40%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over a dozen
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: February/March 2020
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Once
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Half a dozen times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Approximately 3 - 4 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: File reviews, Quality reviews, IMEs, PPI ratings, Medical Record Reviews, Deposition and Court Testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Currently $750/hr. $3,000 non-refundable retainer if retained by attorney.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Currently $750/hr to include attorney phone discussions and report preparation
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $750/hr., two hours minimum pre-paid
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Currently $5000/half day plus expenses

References

References upon request.