Providing Medical & Legal Forensic Pathology Consulting Services
Dr. Satish Chundru is a Board Certified Pathologist whose services as a Forensic Consultant:
- Provides answers and closure to families of loved ones who have passed or been seriously injured.
- Supports medical providers and commercial interests involved in pre-litigation or litigation concerns.
- Assists law enforcement and legal representatives in criminal and civil cases.
Dr. Chundru brings nearly 15 years of experience to his work with clients. He has conducted over 5,000 autopsy procedures and has reviewed thousands of cases involving death and serious injury. Clients choose him both for the expertise he offers and for his compassionate, communicative, and professional approach.
Reasons To Hire a Forensic Consultant
When families believe a medical examiner missed something during the autopsy of their loved one, a medical consultant can review findings and provide an outside, second opinion on the cause of death or injury. Or, if a family believes a medical provider did not provide proper care for their loved one resulting in severe injury or death, a forensic consultant like Dr. Chundru can help.
Choosing to Work With a Forensic Consultant
Clients rely on the services of a Forensic Consultant for a variety of needs. Commonly, families and their legal representatives will hire Dr. Chundru following the death of or serious injury to a loved one. They may not be satisfied with the answers they have received from the Medical Examiner or healthcare provider. They may also be considering legal action against the provider or against a business that they believe caused harm to their loved one.
Healthcare providers and businesses may engage a Forensic Consultant for their own needs. In these cases, Dr. Chundru investigates the nature of a person’s death or injury, assesses potential liability, and helps in the client’s defense.
Clients from all of these categories often have questions about partnering with a Forensic Consultant. Dr. Chundru spends time before engagements exploring cases, defining the goals of prospective clients, and advising them about whether his services can provide them with the answers they require.
Forensic Consultant Services
Dr. Chundru offers a range of services to support clients at different stages of need. He encourages prospective clients to contact him about options that are not included below.
When a Medical Examiner’s Office decides not to perform an autopsy, the family of a loved one may choose to have Dr. Chundru conduct a private autopsy. Examinations generally take place at the funeral home selected by the family, are completely private, and do not need to interfere with funeral arrangements.
A family may have questions or concerns following the Medical Examiner’s autopsy and wish to get a second opinion with about their loved one with a second autopsy. Generally, in these cases, Dr. Chundru’s work as a Forensic Consultant focuses on records review and does not require a second physical examination.
Forensic Expert Witness
Attorneys in a criminal or civil case may benefit from the expert opinion of a Board Certified Pathologist with extensive Forensic experience. Dr. Chundru can advise legal counsel in preparation for cases; provide written opinions on cases; participate in depositions, and appear as a witness before juries.
Medical Record Review
Families may hire Dr. Chundru as a Forensic consultant to determine whether a medical provider has made a mistake in the care of their loved one, leading to death or serious injury. Reviews such as these can guide families in their decision whether to pursue legal action against the medical provider. Dr. Chundru can also conduct a review to help a provider prepare for potential litigation.
Medical Malpractice Expert Witness
Plaintiff and defense attorneys engage Dr. Chundru’s services as part of malpractice cases. Based on an evaluation of medical reports, hospital records, and other resources, he can provide answers and testimony about a patient’s treatment.
Non-Fatal Injury Evaluation
Criminal and civil matters often deal with injuries that one of the parties to the case has experienced. A Forensic Consultant can provide an opinion about the causes of injury to support or contradict claims in the case.
Dr. Chundru’s extensive training and years of experience as a Medical Examiner allow him to support clients with a host of concerns. Whether clients seek an answer to a specific question or are exploring broader issues related to a death or serious injury, he can assist them in their investigation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should a forensic consultant be board certified?
While it is not imperative that a forensic consultant is board certified, it is recommended. Board certified doctors are able to provide more medical insight into cases. Dr. Chundru is board certified. Dr. Chundru has 15 years of experience providing forensic consulting services to clients from all over the United States. He has performed over 5,000 autopsies and has reviewed thousands of cases involving death and serious injury.
I own a business and was recently sued by an employee for an injury they incurred in the workplace. Can Dr. Chundru help me?
Absolutely! Dr. Chundru looks for and finds the truth, regardless of whether or not his client is the plaintiff or defendant. When business owners seek the help of Dr. Chundru, he will investigate the nature of the subject’s injury, assess potential liability, and help in his client’s defense.
Can Dr. Chundru perform a private or second autopsy and also provide forensic consultant services?
Yes. Dr. Chundru can provide autopsy services for a family and also provide forensic consultant services. In fact, if he provides the initial autopsy, he will be able to better understand and evaluate his findings as a forensic consultant.
Can forensic consultant services lead to forensic expert witness services?
Yes. Frequently, Dr. Chundru’s services as a forensic consultant will be acquired and, once he has provided his findings to his client, family members or legal representatives will then enlist his help as a forensic pathology expert witness in a court case.
I was severely injured during a physical altercation. Can Dr. Chundru provide forensic consultation in my non-fatal injury court case?
Yes. Dr. Chundru frequently consults on criminal and civil court cases where one of the parties has experienced severe injury. As a forensic consultant, Dr. Chundru provides his expert opinion about the cause of injury in order to either support or contradict claims in the case.
Families, healthcare providers, commercial interests, and legal representatives can learn more about Dr. Chundru’s work as a Forensic Consultant through a free initial consultation. Contact him online or by calling (305) 283-3371.