Nature and Mechanism of Accident, Disaster, and Force Injuries

The injuries sustained by victims in a motor vehicle accident can vary in type and severity. Forensic emergency medicine and trauma specialists of The Forensic Panel can skillfully evaluate and diagnose motor vehicle accidents including automobiles, motorcycles, boats, planes, motorized scooters, and golf carts. Injuries resulting from workplace accidents may include electrocution, carbon monoxide poisoning, broken bones or machinery related injuries. The expertise of the different specialties available to The Forensic Panel may be pivotal in resolving questions of defective machinery, contributory negligence, even self-inflicted wounds.

Claims against law enforcement or security personnel charge excessive or inappropriate force. The history, assessment and investigation of the emergency physician probes the mechanism of any physical contact and the impact and injury expected from such a vector and force.

The assessment of fire and smoke inhalation injuries requires substantial forethought and attentiveness by examining emergency medicine and critical care specialists, for important reasons. There are six different diagnoses of burns: scalds, contact burns, fire (flash and flame), chemical, electrical and radiation. Correctly identifying the mechanism of burn in combination with distinguishing the tissue that was burned enables a physician expert to best predict the outcome and prognosis of a patient. Close attention is paid to high risk side effects, such as, systematic inflammatory response, hemolysis, infection, and burn shock. Whether the consequences are mild burns or pulmonary function and airway inflammation, The Forensic Panel involves specialists who endow the case with an understanding of every relevant field of expertise.

Given the controversy attendant to adversarial personal injury claims, The Forensic Panel’s peer-review maintains the evaluation above the fray – ensuring requisite diligence, minimizing bias, and safeguarding an adherence to standards of the evaluation of injury.