Neil Brown

Dr. Neil Brown

Minimally Invasive Spine & Neurosurgery
2855 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Apt. 8310
Clearwater , FL 33759
Mobile: 954-644-9820
Office: 954-644-9820
Introduction

I am a board-certified neurosurgeon with twenty-five years of practice in general adult neurosurgery. Biomechanical opinions are based upon an BSc (Hon) in Applied Mathematics, an MSc in Physics, and a PhD in Medical Biophysics. I have been retained as an Expert Witness in over 100 cases spanning 17 states with many repeat customers. Analysis of the cases demonstrates that about 55% are for Medical Malpractice with a high predominance of Plaintiff cases (3.5:1). The remaining 45% of cases relate to auto, falls and other personal injuries (Maritime, different mechanisms of injury) and are roughly equally split between Plaintiff and Defendant referral sources. I have testified in over 100 depositions and in 15 trials.

Opinions related to medical malpractice follow the stringent guidelines of impartial testimony by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Bad outcomes do not necessary mean medical malpractice and a simple "pro bono" telephone call may resolve such matters and avoid a costly lawsuit. However, it is the duty of physician's to protect the public from harm by unsafe doctors. I have been retained by legal firms representing hospitals and surgeons as well as plaintiff attorneys to render opinions regarding Medical Malpractice.

Licensed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois and Missouri


Areas of Expertise
  • Automotive
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical
  • Brain Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Neurosurgery
  • Personal Injury
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Spine Surgery

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS, FAANS
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Clinical Memberships
General:
1. American Medical Association
2. Florida Medical Association
3. Broward County Medical Association

Neurosurgical or Spine:
1. Joint Sections AANS / CNS :
Cerebrovascular
Neurotrauma & Critical Care
Spine & Peripheral Nerve
2. Canadian Neurosurgical Society
3. Congress of Neurological Surgeons
4. American Association of Neurological Surgeons
5. North American Spine Society (NASS)
6. California Association of Neurological Surgeons
7. Western Neurosurgical Society
8. American College of Spine Surgery
9. Florida Neurosurgical Society
10. Spine Intervention Society
11. International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
12. Southern Neurosurgical Society

Boards:
1. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2. American Board of Neurological Surgery
3. American Board of Spine Surgery
4. American College of Surgery

Other Memberships:
American Society of Biomechanics
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: over 100
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: clinical neurosurgery (standard of care / medical malpractice) and overlapping biomechanics of injury to head and spine as applicable to traumatic injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents, slips/trips and falls, and other mechanisms of trauma
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Medical Malpractice: 70%
Trauma (auto accidents, slips/trips and falls, other accidents): 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Medical Malpractice: 30%
Trauma (auto accidents, slips/trips and falls, other accidents): 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: exceeds 100
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: July 23, 2021
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 15
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 15
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting, reports
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $1000
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $1000
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $1,250 (standard deposition); $1,500 (video deposition)
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $5,000 for 1/2 day morning or afternoon testimony; $10,000 for full day
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses at cost; time-based during normal working hours - $1,000 per hour

References

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