Board Certified Child Abuse/Forensic Pediatrician available to consult on child abuse cases - physical (burns, fractures, head trauma, burns), sexual (medical exam, forensic interview), neglect (failure to thrive), child fatalities, standard of care (malpractice).
Our forensic practice includes:
1. Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician with 15+ years experience in present position as medical director of regional academic based clinical child abuse evaluation program. Expertise: medical aspects of sexual abuse/assault, physical abuse, burns, fractures, abusive head trauma ("shaken baby syndrome"), bruises, child neglect, failure to thrive, distinguishing accidental injury from abuse, child fatalities and near-deaths, choking, drowning, differential diagnosis for abuse. etc. Experience with all aspects of family, criminal, and malpractice cases. Provides education, medical research, medical record interpretation, and expert testimony services to attorneys. Research experience and publications in the reliability of alternate light source (ALS) technology in the detection of bruises, abusive head trauma ("shaken baby syndrome"), physical abuse and sexual abuse, SANE exams. Balanced testimony experience for prosecution/plaintiff and defense in criminal, family and civil cases including malpractice and product liability.
2. A PhD forensic interview expert with 20 + years experience able to critically analyze and provide objective opinions on child sexual abuse forensic interviews for protocol, suggestibility, disclosure, coaching. Specific expertise with children with disabilities and abuse, and abuse in school setting.
3. An adult and pediatric certified SANE/SAFE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) with 20+ years experience in evaluating protocol, injury, forensic evidence, medical history.
4. A board certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician with 20 + years experience for standard of care analysis (malpractice).
Case Evaluations in the Following Areas - abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome), failure to thrive, forensic interviews
child abuse misdiagnosis, child burns, child choking, child drowning, child fractures, child head injury, child neglect, child physical abuse, child product safety, child sexual abuse (hymen, sexually transmitted disease - Chlamydia
Gonorrhea, Warts (MPV), HIV), child strangulation, child suffocation, unexpected child death/fatalities (SUID, SIDS, unexplained), osteogenesis imperfecta, forensic interviews, alternate light source ALS (evidence collection and bruising in reported strangulation), fractures, retinal hemorrhages, custody, disabilities and abuse, abuse in schools, obesity and abuse, safe sleep, Munchausen Syndrome (Factitious Disorder by Proxy Medical Child Abuse), National Children's Alliance protocols
MDT multi-disciplinary teams, confidentiality, mandated reporting, Department of Social Services (Child Protective Services role in investigations).
Areas of Expertise
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Child Abuse
- Child Safety
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Consumer Products
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Sexual Abuse
- Wrongful Death
References upon request.