Proving Wrongful Death Investigation Services
When a loved one passes away or is seriously injured following medical treatment, the family may believe that the healthcare provider is at fault. Families may hire legal representation to pursue these claims, while healthcare providers may require legal counsel in their defense. In these cases, both sides may benefit from a medical malpractice expert witness.
DR. Satish CHUNDRU serves plaintiffs and defendants as an experienced and knowledgeable Forensic Pathologist. He offers clients more than 15 years in practice and is a Board Certified practitioner who has performed over 5,000 autopsies and reviewed thousands of cases.
Dr. Chundru can support cases throughout the United States with his advice, reporting, deposition, and testimony before juries. Generally, his work on these cases includes a review of pre-existing resources, such as findings from the Medical Examiner’s autopsy and healthcare provider records. However, Dr. Chundru can also perform the initial autopsy or a second autopsy if needed.
Why Clients Choose Dr. Chundru as a Medical Malpractice Expert Witness
Attorneys rely on Dr. Satish Chundru because of the expertise, guidance, and experience he can bring to their cases.
In many situations, a Forensic background such as Dr. Chundru’s provides attorneys with an advantage over a clinical approach. In general, a clinician is trained to diagnose and treat medical concerns, while a Forensic Pathologist is knowledgeable in the causes and circumstances of death, including the patient’s physiology and disease processes.
As a medical malpractice expert witness, Dr. Chundru goes beyond offering a forensic opinion to help attorneys understand and explain his findings. He spends extensive time educating clients about complex medical processes in layperson’s terms. This allows legal counsel to present evidence in a way that a jury can understand.
Knowledge and Experience
Dr. Chundru spent ten years as a Deputy Chief Medical Examiner and is the product of one of the nation’s best fellowship programs in Forensic Pathology. He is a sought-after lecturer and he has been featured on television appearances with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, on A&E’s The First 48 Hours, and in local news interviews. He combines proficiency in his chosen profession and a strong ability to communicate in an evidence-based, clear, and authoritative manner throughout the complete medical malpractice investigation process.
Working With a Medical Malpractice Expert Witness
Clients usually start with a free consultation, during which they will talk about the issues of the case, and Dr. Chundru will provide his feedback. This approach allows clients to learn early in the process whether and how Dr. Chundru can support their work.
When clients are ready to engage Dr. Chundru’s services, he may conduct a private or second autopsy, a review of pertinent resources, or both. If an autopsy is necessary, Dr. Chundru will schedule the procedure with the client and coordinate with the funeral home selected by the family of the loved one. Please note that his autopsy services are only available in Texas, Utah, and Nevada.
In most cases where Dr. Chundru serves as a medical malpractice expert witness, he will review a variety of relevant resources that include:
- Medical records.
- Documentation from the healthcare provider.
- Autopsy reports, if another professional has performed the examination.
Based on Dr. Chundru’s investigation of these resources, he can support clients in several ways. Some attorneys prefer to talk through his findings so that they can prepare a strategy for their case. Others rely on Dr. Chundru to develop a formal report. His ability to deliver analysis in a timely manner — often within two weeks of a records review — distinguishes his work from a standard Medical Examiner’s report, which may take up to two months to receive.
Depending on the client’s needs, Dr. Chundru can travel to participate in a deposition or provide testimony locally in Central Texas. He can also arrange to give testimony before a jury and to respond to questions from either the plaintiff or defendant. The initial consultation can help clients plan the best use of Dr. Chundru’s time and expertise in their case.
Reasons You May Need A Medical Malpractice Expert Witness
If you have a loved one who has died due to medical negligence or incompetence, you may decide to file a malpractice case. One of the best ways to strengthen your case is by invoking the expertise of a forensic pathologist expert witness, and Dr. Chundru can offer great experience in this field. It is important to note that this service is available only for medical malpractice cases involving the deceased. Dr. Chundru offers injury evaluation for cases involving living patients, such as:
- Workers compensation
- Insurance claims
- Taking legal action on medical malpractice
- Personal injury
- Criminal law
- Mass torts
- Medical devices
- Nursing home negligence
- Hospital negligence
Frequently Asked Questions
When do I need to enlist the help of a medical malpractice expert witness?
If your loved one is seriously injured or passes away after medical treatment, and you believe that the healthcare provider is at fault, medical malpractice expert witnesses like Dr. Chundru can give an expert, outside review of your case and provide help during litigation.
Does Dr. Chundru provide services to defendants?
Yes. Dr. Chundru can provide his expert opinion for plaintiffs and defendants. Regardless of the side, he will always provide honest, scientific answers based on solid methodology.
What kind of experience does Dr. Chundru have?
Dr. Chundru has been serving as a medical malpractice expert witness for more than 15 years and is a board certified forensic pathologist, making him uniquely qualified to review and analyze medical findings. He has also performed over 5,000 autopsies and reviewed thousands of cases.
Can Dr. Chundru provide a private or second autopsy if our family believes it is necessary?
Yes. In addition to his medical malpractice expert witness abilities, Dr. Chundru can perform an autopsy for his clients – whether it be the initial autopsy or a second autopsy.
What resources will Dr. Chundru need in order to complete his forensic analysis?
Before he is able to complete his analysis, Dr. Chundru will need access to pre-existing records such as medical records, lab results, and coroner or medical examiner reports and evaluations.
If I live outside of Texas, can Dr. Chundru provide medical malpractice expert witness services for my court case?
You do not have to live in Dr. Chundru’s home state of Texas to benefit from his services as a medical malpractice expert witness. He travels all over the country providing advice, reports, depositions, and testimony before juries.
Why is a forensic pathologist a more credible medical malpractice expert witness than a regular clinician?
A board certified doctor with a forensic background provides attorneys with an advantage over a clinical approach. A clinician is merely trained to diagnose and treat medical concerns. On the other hand, a forensic pathologist is knowledgeable in the causes and circumstances of death, including the patient’s physiology and disease processes.
How do I get started with Dr. Chundru?
If you are interested in Dr. Chundru’s medical malpractice expertise, the first thing you should do is call his office at (305) 283-3371 to schedule a consultation. Don’t worry – you don’t have to live in Texas to participate in the consultation. Dr. Chundru can conduct the consultation in person or over the phone.
What can I expect from a consultation with Dr. Chundru?
During your consultation, you will be able to fully explain your concerns and suspicions to Dr. Chundru and ask him any questions you have about the expert witness process and what he offers as a trained forensic pathologist. Dr. Chundru will also be able to tell you whether or not he believes he will be able to benefit your medical malpractice case. He will only provide his honest opinion based on scientific fact and medical findings.
If you are representing a client in a matter related to a death or serious injury in a healthcare setting, your case may benefit from a medical malpractice expert witness. Contact Dr. Satish Chundru online or at (305) 283-3371 to learn more about his work.