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Forensic Services

courtroom medical expert los angelesIn addition to being one of the top operating orthopedic surgeons in Southern California, Dr. Meier is also a leading expert in orthopedic forensic medicine. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a full-time surgical practice, he has both the scope of knowledge and practical experience to provide expert medical opinions in a variety of cases. These include providing both expert witness testimony and evaluating workers’ compensation cases.

Dr. Meier provides expert reports which are detailed, yet easy to read. He specializes in complex cases, and issues thorough, accurate reports in a timely manner.

To find out more about Dr. Meier’s experience providing forensic services, contact him today at 310.736.2793.

Expert Witness

Trying to determine what really happened in an injury case? Need to know if and how an injury is causally related to an alleged incident, how it affected the claimant, and/or whether patient care was appropriate and met the standard of care? Dr. Meier is an expert in providing evidence-based determinations on causation using biomechanical analysis where applicable. He also provides determinations as to whether treatment has been reasonable and necessary, whether future medical care is anticipated, if fees for medical treatment were usual and customary and what future cost projections are anticipated to be. As an expert witness, Dr. Meier is qualified to examine the facts and provide testimony in a variety of areas. These include:

  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice

Dr. Meier has experience in both deposition and trial testimony. He is routinely retained as an expert for both plaintiff and defense counsel. If you are looking for accurate and impartial analysis, contact Dr. Meier today at his office in Beverly Hills – 310.736.2793.

Workers’ Compensation Evaluations

When it comes to workers’ compensation evaluations, Dr. Meier offers expert opinions in causation of injury, reasonable and necessary treatment, functional ability and limitations, permanent impairment based on both the 5th edition and 6th edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, apportionment, and future medical care. He is certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator in the State of California.

Dr. Meier’s opinions are stated in terms of reasonable medical probability and based on substantial medical evidence, consistent with applicable labor code and case law. Dr. Meier strives to issue reports which are prompt and comprehensive, helping to reduce case length and facilitate settlement.

Dr. Meier is experienced in providing evaluations for both California and Federal workers’ compensation evaluations, including:

  • Agreed Medical Evaluations (California “AME”)
  • Qualified Medical Evaluations (California “QME”)
  • Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

Contact Dr. Meier’s office today at 310.736.2793 to request a list of California applicant and defense attorneys who have agreed to him as an Agreed Medical Evaluator.

For more information about worker’s compensation, visit Medscape.com.

Disability Evaluations

Dr. Meier provides disability evaluations for a wide variety of occupations – from professional athletes, to manual laborers, to white-collar professionals. Dr. Meier utilizes a number of approaches and techniques to assess an individual’s actual functional ability and to distinguish this from their voluntary functional tolerance. Dr. Meier is an expert in determining whether an individual has the ability to return to their own occupation or any occupation in the open labor market.

Dr. Meier’s Qualifications

As a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Meier is an internationally recognized and highly sought after expert. He has been named a “Super Doctor” by Los Angeles Magazine and patients often travel from out-of-state and overseas to see him. He is often sought out to evaluate complex conditions, and also by patients who have had adverse results with prior surgery.

Despite his active clinical schedule, Dr. Meier also lectures and instructs on orthopedic surgery. He has also developed original surgical techniques and performed orthopedic surgery in countries around the world.

Contact Dr. Meier to obtain an expert evaluation and analysis today.

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