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Medical Records Review Advisory Board

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Overview

Medical Records Review Advisory Board Our “medical records review advisory board” is comprised of various board certified physicians and other medical professionals who assist our firm’s doctor-lawyers in the professional evaluation of medical malpractice and nursing home cases. When medical malpractice or nursing home cases involve serious injury, they also usually involve complex medical issues that cross over one or more areas of medical specialization. For this reason, our firm created a medical records review advisory board with diversity of practice in mind. In evaluating certain cases, we felt it would be beneficial to our clients to be able to get an immediate point of view from an experienced radiologist on a radiology case, an infectious disease physician on an infection case, etc. Our advisory board physicians have agreed to be readily available to our firm’s doctor-lawyers and maintain confidentiality regarding our clients’ medical information. The following list describes their primary functions:

*Our advisory board physicians are available for immediate consultation with our firm’s doctor-lawyers, when a client contacts us with a case that seems meritorious and relates to their medical specialty.

*Our advisory board physicians are available to assist our firm’s doctor-lawyers with their review of a client’s medical records to determine whether a case is meritorious.

*Our advisory board physicians are available to assist our doctor-lawyers with their review of deposition testimony given by same specialty healthcare providers who are treaters or defendants in the case.

Unlike our firm’s doctor-lawyers, our advisory board physicians are non-lawyers and do not provide legal advice to our clients. Nor do they render medical advice, medical care, or testify as expert witnesses for our clients. All members of our medical records review advisory board are independent (non-employee) physicians or medical professionals who were selected based on their area of practice, education, training, and experience in medical-legal matters. The list of members who serve on our medical records review advisory board is shown below along with their qualifications and some of the case types that each board member may be consulted on.

Lee Cranberg, MD – Neurologist

Member of our Medical Records Review Advisory Board
Medical Degree: University of Iowa (1978)
Residency in Neurology: University of Iowa (1980-1983)
Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology: (1983-1985) Boston University Medical School and Boston Veterans Admin Med Ctr
Instructor in Neurology, Part-time: Harvard Medical School (1985- present)
Available to our doctor-lawyers on cases involving brain injury, spinal injury, and nerve injury such as brachial plexus cases.

Susan Gootnick, MD – Radiologist

Member of our Medical Records Review Advisory Board
Medical Degree: University of California, San Francisco (1971)
Residency in Radiology: Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco (1972-1975)
Available to our doctor-lawyers on cases involving diagnostic interpretation for x-rays, cat scan, MRI, sonography, and mammography.

Andrea Taroli, MD – Pediatric Medicine

Member of our Medical Records Review Advisory Board
Medical Degree: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1984)
Residency in Pediatrics: University of Michigan, CS Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI (1984-1987)
Clinical Fellow- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: University of Michigan, CS Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Child Abuse Pediatrics training: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (1998)
Board Certified in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics
Available to our doctor-lawyers on cases involving pediatric medicine and child abuse.

Robert Sklaroff, MD – Oncologist

Member of our Medical Records Review Advisory Board
Medical Degree: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia (1974)
Residency in Internal Medicine: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit (1974-1977)
Fellowship in Medical Oncology/Hematology: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (1977-1979)
Fellowship in Hematology/Medical Oncology: Hahnemann University (1979-1980)
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology (current)
Available to our doctor-lawyers on cases involving all types of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Joseph Marzouk, MD – Infectious Disease

Member of our Medical Records Review Advisory Board
Medical Degree: Boston University School of Medicine (1976)
Residency: Wayne State University Affiliated Hospitals (1976-1980)
Fellowship in Infectious Diseases: University of California, San Francisco (1980-1982)
Board Certified in Infectious Diseases (current)
Available to our doctor lawyers on cases involving diagnosis and treatment of infections.

Rodney Richmond, RPh, MS, FASCP – Pharmacist

Member of our Medical Records Review Advisory Board
Masters of Science, Pharmacy: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1992)
Residency: Department of Pharmacy, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, Chapel Hill (1985-1987)
Fellow: American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (1996-)
Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (2002-2007)
Available to our doctor-lawyers on cases involving adverse reactions, allergic reactions, and toxicity related to prescription medications.