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Medical Malpractice Expert Witness

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. 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.

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

Why Clients Choose Dr. Chundru as a Medical Malpractice Expert Witness

Attorneys rely on Dr. Chundru because of the expertise, guidance, and experience he can bring to their case.

Forensic Training

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.

Professional Guidance

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 a published researcher, 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.

“ I appreciate the gift of knowing and not having to carry the burden of the unknown.”

– P.M. Austin, Tx

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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.

With 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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