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Legal counsel and law enforcement may benefit from non-fatal injury evaluation as part of their criminal and civil cases. As a forensic pathologist, Dr. Chundru can examine the records and reports available to determine whether an injury is consistent with the claims being made.

Dr. Chundru supports prosecutors, plaintiffs, defense attorneys, and law enforcement throughout the United States. Clients rely on him as an expert to guide them through highly technical medical issues. He may also participate in the case through reporting, deposition, or testimony before a jury.

Clients choose to work with Dr. Chundru based on his background and impeccable reputation in the field. He has been a practitioner for nearly 15 years and has reviewed thousands of cases over the course of his career. Dr. Chundru is one of the few Board Certified Forensic Pathologists in the country and has extensive experience, including 10 years as the deputy chief medical examiner for Fort Walton County in Austin, Texas.

Meet Dr. Chundru

As a Board Certified Forensic Pathologist with many years of experience, Dr. Chundru is an expert in his field. He is trusted by clients across the country for his professionalism, compassion, and expertise.

Meet Dr. Chundru

Reasons for a Non-Fatal Injury Evaluation

In a criminal or civil matter, attorneys may dispute the causes for injuries sustained by a party to the case. For example, a prosecutor may claim that the defendant assaulted his / her client, and it may be the defense’s position that these injuries were self-inflicted.

As in many legal matters, the outcome of the case may hinge on the most persuasive argument. With a non-fatal injury evaluation:

  • Dr. Chundru can support attorneys in finding alternative explanations for injuries or in strengthening their argument for a specific cause of harm.
  • Dr. Chundru will render an opinion based on scientific fact. The explanation of what could or could not have been the cause of an injury will follow from analysis of all of the resources available.
  • Attorneys will be able to explain complex medical concepts in a clear and simple way. Dr. Chundru helps his clients understand the findings of a non-fatal injury evaluation and to present them to a layperson audience.

“We actually have not had an encounter yet with a doctor who cared so much..You are the first. I am grateful to have spoken to you.”

– H.C., North Carolina

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What Clients Can Expect With a Non-Fatal Injury Evaluation

As part of initial consultations, Dr. Chundru will speak with prospective clients about their case, learning about the parties involved, legal strategy, and injuries that were sustained. Attorneys frequently want to know whether the argument that they wish to make will be supported with a non-fatal injury evaluation, and in some cases, Dr. Chundru can provide a yes or no answer in this preliminary discussion. In other cases, he requires further time and information to investigate.

Once a client decides to work with Dr. Chundru, he will typically review resources that include:

  • Medical records.
  • Laboratory reports.
  • Photographs of the injuries.
  • Police reports.

Dr. Chundru does not generally need to speak with the injured individual. However, there may be details that an attorney or law enforcement representative should pursue based on his analysis.

The result of Dr. Chundru’s review will be a comprehensive report. Depending on the client’s needs, he can typically deliver the report within two weeks of receiving all necessary resources. Clients may choose to combine Dr. Chundru’s non-fatal injury evaluation with other services that he offers, such as his testimony as a witness in court proceedings.


Important Questions About a Non-Fatal Injury Evaluation

  • Can a forensic pathologist prove my legal claim?

    Because of the complexity of forensic analysis, Dr. Chundru usually needs to investigate the evidence before telling clients if he can substantiate their claim. However, he can often give clients an idea of what is possible based on his years of experience.

  • What is the advantage of working with a forensic pathologist?

    Forensic Pathologists receive specialized education that allows them to analyze injuries based on their real-world causes rather than just their physiological root cause. Dr. Chundru has extensive training in this work and can draw together findings from different resources to render a compelling opinion.

  • I'm based in a different city. Can Dr. Chundru help me?

    Dr. Chundru can work with clients throughout the United States as non-fatal injury evaluation does not typically require travel. If a client would like Dr. Chundru to participate as an expert witness, he can often appear in person for depositions or jury trials with appropriate notice.


Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Dr. Chundru to learn about his work evaluating injuries for criminal and civil cases. Reach him online or by calling (305) 283-3371.

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