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When choosing an expert witness, be sure you’re choosing one that you can fully trust to answer all of your questions and concerns. Also, that they are a specialist in the field and respected by their peers.
I offer quick turn around time on case reviews and look to answer the relevant clinical question pertaining to each individual malpractice case. Below you’ll find a list of some frequently asked questions by my clients.
How soon are cases reviewed?
As soon as the imaging and reports are received the images are uploaded and reviewed on an FDA compliant breast imaging viewing station. A final review is ready as early as the same day. All findings are reviewed over the telephone with a full explanation of all findings. A written report is also available that can be emailed on the same day. We recommend that the images on CD be sent via FedEx or UPS or USPS Priority with appropriate tracking information.
What are your fees?
With Mammogram Expert you are connected directly with Dr. Ali Esmaili. Other agencies charge a separate engagement fee of $3000 just to connect you to an expert witness. With us you just pay the hourly rate.
Case Review $500/hour
In-Person Consult $500/hour
Affidavit Signature $500
Depositions $600/hour (minimum 4 hours)
Video-Depositions $600/hour (minimum 4 hours)
Per Hour, door to door $800.00
Trial (Full Day) $8000
What type of images do you review?
Digital and Analog Mammography
Breast Ultrasound and Whole Breast Ultrasound
Radiology-Pathology Biopsy Correlation
When is payment due?
A retainer fee is not necessary. A bill will be sent after complete review of all images and reports and consultation with the attorney. You don't pay unless you are completely satisfied and all your questions and concerns are addressed.
What needs to be established in a medical malpractice case?
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.
To be considered medical malpractice under the law, the claim must have the following characteristics:
A violation of the standard of care - The law acknowledges that there are certain medical standards that are recognized by the profession as being acceptable medical treatment by reasonably prudent health care professionals under like or similar circumstances. This is known as the standard of care. A patient has the right to expect that health care professionals will deliver care that is consistent with these standards. If it is determined that the standard of care has not been met, then negligence may be established.
An injury was caused by the negligence - For a medical malpractice claim to be valid, it is not sufficient that a health care professional simply violated the standard of care. The patient must also prove he or she sustained an injury that would not have occurred in the absence of negligence. An unfavorable outcome by itself is not malpractice. The patient must prove that the negligence caused the injury. If there is an injury without negligence or negligence that did not cause an injury, there is no case.
The injury resulted in significant damages - Medical malpractice lawsuits are extremely expensive to litigate, frequently requiring testimony of numerous medical experts and countless hours of deposition testimony. For a case to be viable, the patient must show that significant damages resulted from an injury received due to the medical negligence. If the damages are small, the cost of pursuing the case might be greater than the eventual recovery. To pursue a medical malpractice claim, the patient must show that the injury resulted in disability, loss of income, unusual pain, suffering and hardship, or significant past and future medical bills.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can take many forms. Here are some examples of medical negligence that might lead to a lawsuit:
Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
Misreading or ignoring laboratory results
Surgical errors or wrong site surgery
Improper medication or dosage
Poor follow-up or aftercare
Disregarding or not taking appropriate patient history
Failure to order proper testing
Failure to recognize symptoms
Allow Breast Imaging Legal Consultants to review your case to determine if there is any signs of malpractice.