Expert Testimony / Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) / Peer Review

Dr. Black carries out Independent Medical Exams (IMEs), and provides Expert Testimony for Defense or Plaintiff. In the best interest of all parties, Dr. Black is committed to the legal and ethical principle of reviewing the medical records meticulously, and rendering an unbiased opinion, based on the evidence. His clearly outlined, carefully documented reports have been well received by attorneys. After evaluating the medical records, Dr. Black's practice is to telephone the referring attorney to discuss the case. If requested, Dr. Black prepares a detailed written opinion. He will be available for deposition or for testimony at time of trial.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Spinal disorders (disc herniation, stenosis, spinal fusion, tumors, spinal-fluid leak)
  • Head and spine trauma
  • Brain tumors
  • Brain and spine surgery
  • Chronic pain
  • Vascular disorders of brain and spine
  • Infection of brain and spine
  • Hydrocephalus


Fees:

Expert Testimony :
  • Review of medical records and imaging studies (payable before Dr. Black telephones attorney with his opinion about the case): $ 500 / hour.
    Expedited review (to be completed within two weeks): one-time surcharge of $ 1500, payable in advance.
  • Preparation of a written report (if requested): additional fee of $ 500 / hour, payable in advance.
  • Deposition (including preparation time): $ 500 / hour, payable in advance.
  • Trial appearance (portal to portal, including testimony, travel, and all hours away from home): $ 500 / hour, payable in advance.

Independent Medical Examination (IME):

$ 2500 (flat fee), includes review of medical records / imaging studies, history and physical examination, and preparation of a written report. Additional fee for extensive records.
Fee payable in advance.

Peer Review:

$ 1750 (flat fee), includes review of medical records / imaging studies, and preparation of a written report.
Fee payable in advance.


Current and Previous Expert Testimony / IME / Peer Review Clients:

  • Texas Medical Association Health Care
    Liability Claim Trust

    P.O. Box 160140
    Austin, TX 78716-0140
    (512) 425-5800

  • PMSLIC
    Pennsylvania Medical Society Liability Insurance Company
    P.O. Box 2080
    Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-0787
    (717) 791-1212

  • Medical Evaluation Specialists
    5700 E. 11 Mile Road
    Warren, MI 48091
    (586) 558-7313

  • North American Consultants, Inc.
    P.O. Box 6439
    Kingwood, TX 77325-6439
    (281) 358-4007
    (281) 358-4263 (fax)

  • Patricia A Bliujus RN BSN MHA CHPN CCM
    Claims Analyst/Risk Consultant - RN
    Preferred Professional Insurance Company
    11605 Miracle Hills Drive, Suite 200
    Omaha, NE 68154-4467
    (402) 392-1566

  • Perspective Consulting, Inc.
    35 Evansburg, Road
    Collegeville, PA 19426

  • Professional Medical Evaluations, LLC
    555 City Line Avenue, Suite 1150
    Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
    (610) 771-1763

  • Ann Cairns, Esq.
    McKisssock & Hoffman
    1818 Market St., 13th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Elizabeth A. Gray, Esq.
    Rosenbaum & Associates
    1818 Market St., Suite 3200
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 569-0200

  • Roberta A. Abraham, Esq.
    McCann & Geschke
    1800 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 801
    Philadelphia, Pa 19103

  • Walter Campbell, Esq.,
    P.O. Box 5729,
    5729 Emilie Road,
    Levittown, PA 19058-0579

  • S. Renee Stephens Lundy, Esq.
    Dean, Ringers, Morgan & Lawton
    Capital Plaza 1, Suite 1200
    201 East Pine Street
    Post Office Box 2928
    Orlando, FL 32802
    (407) 648-023

  • Cordisco, Bradway & Simmons, P.C.
    234 Mill Street
    Bristol, PA 19007

  • Kardos & Goch
    1515 Market Street, Suite 1510
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    (215) 564-100

  • Attorneys Lee, Eadon, Isgett,Popwell & Reardon, PA
    1314 Lincoln Street
    P.O. Box 1505, Columbia, SC 29202
    (803) 799-9811

  • Karen E. Evans, RN, BSN, Esq.
    Jack H. Olender & Assoc.,PC
    888 17th Street, NW 4th Floor
    Washington, DC 20006
    (202) 879-777

  • C. Wayne Alford, Esq.
    Alford Law Group, P.A.
    8825 Perimeter Park Blvd., Suite 401
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
    (904) 642-9899

  • Geoffrey C. Mitchell, M.D.
    Wolske & Associates
    580 South High Street, Suite 300
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 221-6969

  • Charles M. Murray, Esq
    Murray & Murray
    111 East Shoreline Drive
    Sandusky, Ohio 44870
    (419) 624-3000

  • Katy Newton, RN
    Foote, Meyers, Mielke & Flowers, LLC
    Geneva, IL
    (630) 232-6333 x32

  • Lawrence P. Postol
    Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    815 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Suite 500
    Washington, D.C. 20006-4004
    (202) 828-5385

  • Joanne Troppello
    Expert Network at DJS Associates, Inc.
    1603 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
    (800) 332-6273

  • Christina Summers Turner, R.N., L.N.C.
    Litigation Paralegal
    1460 Siloam Road
    Chambersburg, PA. 17201
    (717) 263-2771

  • Donald Cybulski Co., LP
    610 Skyliight Office Tower
    1660 West Second Street
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113-1454
    (216) 781-2610

  • Samuel Cohen, Esq.
    Katz, Cohen & Price, P.C.
    Suite 1500
    1420 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    215-545-2201

  • Nusrat J. Rashid, Esq.
    Leonard K. Hill & Associates, P.C.
    Two Penn Center, Suite 1510
    15th Street & JFK Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    215- 567-7600

  • William J. Schenck, Esq.
    Schenck & Long
    610 North Main Street
    Butler, PA 16001-5982

  • Paul S. Kruse, Esq.
    Parr, Richey, Obremskey, Frandsen & Patterson
    225 West Main Street
    Post Office Box 668
    Lebanon, IN 46052-0668
    (765) 482-0110

  • Nancyjean P. Petro
    Horstmann, Geller, Wiley, Petro & Perlberger
    1880 JFK Boulevard, Suite 1120
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215) 399-1300

  • David Maran, Esq.
    Maran & Maran, PC, Esqs.
    1 Riverside Plaza
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973) 622-5303