Terrell J Swanson

Dr. Terrell J Swanson

Swanson Emergency Medical Services
1294 Ponte Vedra Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Office: 904-333-8605

I am an Emergency Medicine (EM) physician and have been practicing EM full-time for over 15 years. I currently work in freestanding Emergency Departments (EDs) in both urban and rural areas, which are EDs not attached to a hospital. I am board certified with the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and also hold a Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) with a specialization on subjects such as hypothermia, frostbite, heat stroke, altitude illness, and animal attacks/envenomations. I am currently a candidate for a Diploma in Dive & Marine Medicine (DiDMM) with a further focus on dive injuries and marine medicine.

I earned my medical degree (MD) at the University of Oklahoma and completed my EM residency at the University of Florida - Jacksonville, a designated level 1 trauma center, which is the highest designation for trauma centers for the sickest trauma patients. I have worked for several years in a variety of settings such as trauma centers, academic institutions, community settings, freestanding EDs as well as rural hospitals. Additionally, I served as a faculty member at an EM residency program for 2 years and continue to teach EM residents while on shift.

I have 2 publications, one on ozone toxicity and another on hereditary angioedema. I have given 29 lectures to EM residents, including 9 lectures on wilderness medicine. Lastly, I am the co-inventor of a novel endotracheal device (RSI Prime, LLC; patent pending) that incorporates an adapted carbon dioxide detector with a modified bougie (an adjunct for difficult airways). As such, this endeavor has led me to extensively research literature regarding the bougie, giving me a deep and thorough knowledge of the bougie. A copy of my CV is attached for reference.

My focus is on writing bulletproof expert witness reports that are detailed yet succinct, well-formatted and easy to understand. I am available for consultation, chart review, deposition, and testimony for plaintiff or defense. Serving all states.

Areas of Expertise
  • Dive Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Records
  • Physician Assistants
  • Trauma Surgery/Trauma Medicine
  • Wrongful Death

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: MD (Doctor of Medicine)
FAWM (Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: WMS (Wilderness Medical Society)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I have given many lectures, including but not limited to:

Biological warfare agents
Chemical injuries
Diarrhea & dehydration
Emergency ophthalmological procedures
Heat illness
High altitude illness
Non-accidental truma
Necrotizing fasciitis
Neurogenic shock
Ring & penile entrapment
Primary Headaches
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Tickborne illnesses
Venous Thromboembolism
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: Including but not limited to:
Dive Medicine
Medical malpractice
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 4
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: July 2024
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: n/a
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: n/a
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, case review, depositions, trial testimony
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $600/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $600/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $600/hr
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $600/hr with a minimum of 4 hours
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses


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