Dr. Paul M. Been

HIGHLAND PARK, IL 60035
Mobile: 734-678-4091
Introduction

Dr. Paul Been is a board certified emergency medicine physician (ABEM).

Presently, he is the assistant medical director of the emergency department at Northwestern Medicine's Lake Forest Hospital, the community teaching site for the emergency medicine residency program.

Prior to this, Dr. Been worked at the largest trauma center in the state of Ohio, where he was the long-term chairperson for a large health system emergency medicine Peer Review Committee, which distinguishes him as an expert in whether or not the standard of care benchmark has been met in emergency medicine, EMS and trauma cases.

He has experience working at free-standing emergency departments, also.

Dr. Been trained at Cleveland Clinic/Akron General Medical Center -- the oldest community emergency medicine residency program in the nation -- where he was chief resident.

Dr. Been was also a longtime medical director of a busy EMS department.

Dr. Been is an ATLS instructor.


Areas of Expertise
  • Alcohol, Drug & DUI Testing
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Records
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Physician Assistants
  • Trauma Surgery/Trauma Medicine
  • Urgent Care
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Emergency Medicine Residency: Cleveland Clinic/Akron General Medical Center (Akron, Ohio)
Chief resident, 2012
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Board certified, ABEM
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
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: 25
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Emergency medicine, urgent care medicine & pre-hospital (EMS) medicine.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40%
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 5
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: -Consulting
-Detailed case reviews
-Depositions
-Expert witness testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $500/hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $4000/day
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel and expenses to be covered.

References

Available Upon Request.