DR RICHARD K SKALA
DC, IDE, FAFICC, FASBE
PROVIDING INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS (IME’S), CASE REVIEWS, MEDICAL RECORD REVIEWS, EXPERT OPINION, DEPOSITION AND EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY IN CASES OF PERSONAL INJURY AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE.
He has been in chiropractic practice for 40+ years.
He was one of the first chiropractors to train for and provide Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatments.
He has done hundreds of depositions and 1000+ medical legal reports.
Dr Skala provides independent medical examins (IME’s), medical evaluations, impartial examinations, independent medical assessments, vocational assessments, functional capacity evaluations, impairment ratings and second opinions.
EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES
An Expert Witness can be anyone with knowledge or experience of a particular field or discipline beyond that to be expected of a layman. The Expert Witness’ duty is to give to the Court or tribunal an impartial opinion on particular aspects of matters within his or her expertise.
Medical malpractice is professional negligence or act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.
MEDICAL RECORD REVIEW
The Clinical & Service Quality Review (C&SQR) program is a continuous quality improvement program that measures and evaluates medical record documentation of care as well as timeliness and quality of service. Clinical care is measured by review of medical records to compare documentation of care to measurable criteria.
POTENTIAL LITIGATION ISSUES IN PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR CHIROPRACTIC MALPRACTICE
- Aggravating Disc
- Disc Injury
- Failure to Conduct Tests
- Failure to Diagnose
- Failure to Examine
- Failure to Refer
- Injuries from Spinal
- Licensure Compliance
- Manipulation under Anesthesia (MUA)
- Neck Adjustment
- Neck Manipulation
- Overutilization of Care
- Ruptured Disc
- Sexual Misconduct
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Standard of Care
- Substandard Treatment
Dr Skala says:
“I differ by being known as someone who writes comprehensive reports and does not duck issues, and, even if the circumstances of the case appear to be insignificant financially, I will take the time to do what needs to be done.”