Vik Mehta MD

Vik Mehta MD


Newport Beach , CA 92660
Office: 949-667-3960
Introduction

Dr. Mehta is a highly experienced brain and spine surgeon.

He has more than 5 years of dedicated experience with medical-legal matters.

He trained at the internationally recognized Johns Hopkins Medical School and Johns Hopkins Hospital, which was ranked #1 by US News and World Reports for a record 20 consecutive years.

He has been retained by both plaintiff and defense teams. He is highly experienced with medical record review, depositions, and expert witness testimony.

His is married to an attorney and lives in Southern California.


Areas of Expertise
  • Brain Injury
  • Chiropractic
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Fitness for Duty Evaluation
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Laser Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery/Trauma Medicine

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: MD - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ranked #1 Hospital by US News and World Reports for a record 20 consecutive years.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Expert Lecture - Brain injury
Expert Lecture - Brain Surgery
Expert Lecture - Neurosurgery
Expert Lecture - Spine Surgery
Expert Lecture - Traumatic Brain injury
Expert Lecture - Brain tumors
Expert Lecture - Brain aneurysm
Expert Lecture - Epilepsy Surgery
Expert Lecture - Neck Injury
Expert Lecture - Low Back Pain
Expert Lecture - Low Back Injury
Expert Lecture - Subdural hematoma
Expert Lecture - Epidural hematoma
Expert Lecture - Spinal cord injury
Expert Lecture - Spinal cord compression
Expert Lecture - Cauda Equina Syndrome
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: More than 20 times
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Brain Surgery
Neurosurgery
Spine Surgery
Traumatic Brain injury
Brain tumors
Brain aneurysm
Epilepsy Surgery
Neck Injury
Low Back Pain
Low Back Injury
Subdural hematoma
Epidural hematoma
Spinal cord injury
Spinal cord compression
Cauda Equina Syndrome
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: 5
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Last year
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 5 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Independent medical examination
Fitness for duty
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Chart/Document Review $1100/hr
Independent Medical Examinations $1500/hr
Phone Consultation $800/hr billed per 15 min
Deposition $1500/hr
Court appearance ½ day $4000
Court appearance Full day $8000
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Chart/Document Review $1100/hr
Independent Medical Examinations $1500/hr
Phone Consultation $800/hr billed per 15 min
Deposition $1500/hr
Court appearance ½ day $4000
Court appearance Full day $8000
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Chart/Document Review $1100/hr
Independent Medical Examinations $1500/hr
Phone Consultation $800/hr billed per 15 min
Deposition $1500/hr
Court appearance ½ day $4000
Court appearance Full day $8000
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Chart/Document Review $1100/hr
Independent Medical Examinations $1500/hr
Phone Consultation $800/hr billed per 15 min
Deposition $1500/hr
Court appearance ½ day $4000
Court appearance Full day $8000
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel: $250/hour

References

Lisa Trinh Flint | Partner
5 Hutton Centre Drive | Suite 1050
Santa Ana | CA 92707
T: 714-549-0333 | F: 714-549-0444
www.moranelderlaw.com
lflint@moranelderlaw.com

Todd Vigus, Esq.
Deputy City Attorney
Office of the Long Beach City Attorney
411 West Ocean Blvd., 9th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-2210 office
(714) 450-0536 cell
todd.vigus@longbeach.gov