The Standard of Care can be defined as the same level and type of care that would be provided by a reasonably competent and skilled provider in the same profession, with similar training and experience, in a similar community and under similar circumstances.
Since our founding in 2002, Mr. Renter has been the named expert in over 50 anesthesia-related civil cases. He has been deposed over 20 times as an anesthesia testifying expert and has testified at trial.
Overall client mix through the years has consistently been approximately 75% plaintiff cases and 25% defense cases for review, deposition, and trial.
What should you expect from your expert?
Collaborate with the attorney, paralegals, other staff, and the client in case preparation and strategy for the best possible case.
Provide ongoing support and availability in the litigation process from pretrial preparation through trial.
Initial Review and Screening of Cases
Evaluate records and advise attorney on merits of a case.
Identify cases with merit or those with no merit.
Assist in a decision to pursue a case.
Assist in the preparation of interrogatories, complaints, and other appropriate documents and responses to them.
Suggest possible areas of investigation.
Assist in preparation of deposition questions.
Review and summarize deposition transcripts.
Inform attorneys and other parties on facts and issues relevant to medical or nursing care.
Validate the knowledge and understanding of all parties.
Provide a comprehensive perspective on all issues.
Identify critical incidents and facts.
Define the relevant professional standards of care.
Define and simplify medical and nursing terminology and procedures.
Medical Records Review
Organize, review, and analyze the medical records.
Prepare summaries, chronologies, reports of all pertinent facts, incidents, and issues according to the attorney's preference.
Review relevant reports generated by opposition's experts.
Correlate findings with client's TE reports.
Identify specific areas that do not support attorney-client's case.
Compare and correlate all findings to the allegations and issues.
Alert attorney to deficient records or suspected tampering.
Identify missing records
Provide depth and enhance the scope and breadth of information relevant to the case.
Conduct medical library and on-line database searches.
Identify, locate, and retrieve the most current, authoritative and pertinent literature available.
Review, analyze, summarize, and integrate all relevant literature.
Provide attorney-client with compilations of relevant materials.
Recommend appropriate publications--textbooks, journals, periodicals, and standard reference works.
Prepare or locate and obtain exhibits or other demonstrative evidence including videotapes, computer software, CDs, models, equipment, and charts.
Utilization of consultants can expedite and simplify the process of case preparation and trial.
Cost effective for an attorney to use CE to screen, analyze, and prepare a well-researched and well-conducted case.
Prepares and provides focused, detailed information and direction to maximize effectiveness, productivity, and efficiency.
Expert's knowledge base reduces time attorney and/or staff might otherwise require in preparation and research.
( From Sharpe, Charles C. Medical Records Review and Analysis Auburn House, 1999)