Occupational Therapy Expert Witnesses
What is an occupational therapy expert witness?
Occupational therapy expert witness candidates are licensed, registered occupational therapists (OTR/L) and may also be Certified Life Care Planners (CLCP). Some occupational therapy experts have an advanced degree (PhD) with years of clinical experience using assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain meaningful activities. In some cases, physical therapy expert witnesses can engage in matters in coordination with an OT expert witness.
What types of cases require an occupational therapy expert witness?
The occupational therapist uses Occupational therapy is used often to treat people with mental health problems, disabilities, injuries, or impairments. Matters that require the support of an occupational therapy expert witness may involve geriatric care treatment in long-term care facilities, medical or adaptive equipment, home care assessments, or lack of patient supervision resulting in injury.
Occupational therapy expert witness case examples
When the need for an occupational therapy expert witness arises, top legal teams call on Cahn Litigation Services. The firm has performed numerous searches for experts including matters encompassing:
- daily living support for cerebral palsy patients,
- workers’ compensation evaluation,
- spinal cord injury,
- hand injuries,
- work capacity assessment,
- occupational therapy practice investigation,
- physical therapy after a personal injury incident in a New Jersey workplace,
- musculoskeletal impairment due to poor workplace ergonomics in a New York warehouse,
- traumatic brain injury victim functional capacity evaluation, and
- wound care case management.
What litigation support work might an occupational therapy expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support services could include providing expert opinions, research and authoring expert reports, depositions, and expert testimony in the courtroom.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an occupational therapy expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Occupational Therapy Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Occupational Therapy experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Occupational Therapy landscape.