ARE WE THE RIGHT EXPERTS FOR
Let's be candid. If you are looking for
an ivory tower "hired gun" who will say whatever you need to be said, then
no, Expert Chiropractic
Consultants is definitely
not right for you.
But if you want documented, objective advice
about your case or patient file, then our highly qualified, active practice
doctors can assist.
Thanks for visiting and we look forward to
being of assistance to you and/or your client.
WHAT MAKES OUR EXPERTS
Respected National Leaders of the Chiropractic
Full Time Practitioners with Impeccable
14 Years of Combined Licensing Board
Over 60 Years of Combined Clinical
Performed over 700 "Medical Necessity and Fee
Dispute" Reviews for the Texas Division of Workers'
Coding Consultant to the Federal Bureau of
Extensive Training in Coding and
Former Insurance Adjuster
Past Chairman of the American Chiropractic
Association (ACA) Clinical Documentation Committee which authored the
three editions of the ACA Clinical Documentation Manual
As Chairman of the American Chiropractic
Association, appointed the members and served as an Exofficio member of the
ACA Clinical Documentation Committee
Outstanding Testimony and Communication
Certified in Whiplash and Spinal
Certified in Disability
Certified in Spinal Decompression
Post-Graduate Training in Chiropractic
WHO USES EXPERT CHIROPRACTIC
SERVICES OFFERED BY
EXPERT CHIROPRACTIC CONSULTANTS...
Expert Case Evaluation, Advice and Testimony
for the Legal Profession on Personal Injury, Malpractice, Causation and Standard
of Care Issues
Objective Case Analysis and Independent Medical
Examinations for the Insurance Industry
Ethics, Public Protection and Standard of
Care Opinions Relative to Licensing Board Misconduct
Coding, Billing and Clinical Documentation
SERVICES FOR PLAINTIFF
AND DEFENSE ATTORNEYS...
Contrary to popular opinion and as attorneys
know, most disputes do not end in a courtroom trial. They settle--often due
to the work performed by experts. Because
spends most of our time and
effort on pre-trial work, and not in court, we refer to ourselves as "expert
consultants" instead of "expert witnesses." However, our experts have the
necessary communication skills and courtroom experience for the few cases
that do go to trial.
For plaintiff counsel,
Expert Chiropractic Consultants
has the ability to review most any
malpractice or personal injury case, and report back in a timely fashion.
In fact, we review most cases within 72 hours so you will be able to quickly
determine if the case is meritorious and worth pursuing.
For defense counsel,
Consultants will aggressively assist
in the defense of your client when causation is not present, when no significant
deviations from the standard of care have occurred or when the medical evidence
indicates that the injuries are being overstated or did not
Whether plaintiff or defense
counsel, Expert Chiropractic
Consultants will produce a comprehensive
narrative report, be available to consult by telephone and then if needed,
provide expert deposition and trial testimony.
SERVICES FOR INSURANCE
Consultants offers objective
analysis, independent medical examinations and case reviews for the managed
care and insurance industry. As full time chiropractic practitioners with
over 60 years of combined clinical experience, we have the ability to accurately
evaluate standard of care, coding, clinical documentation and medical necessity
issues for any chiropractic or physical medicine case in
SERVICES FOR LICENSING
BOARDS AND DOCTORS...
With 14 years of chiropractic licensing board
unparalleled expertise in this field. From ethics, billing, clinical
documentation, standard of care, to public protection issues, we have the
expertise and experience to objectively assist licensing boards in their
Consultants also can offer valuable
assistance to doctors wrongly accused of misconduct. In addition, we perform
audits for doctors whose services/fees/documentation are in dispute or whose
managed care credentialing status is being unfairly
FEE SCHEDULE FOR PROFESSIONAL
Fee for Case Evaluation, Research
and Verbal Report
[Plus $300 for Each Deposition Submitted]
Hourly Fee for Subsequent Review Time and/or Preparation of a
[$1,800 Fee Must be Paid When Scheduled and is Non-Refundable if Canceled
Within 14 Days of the Scheduled Deposition Appearance]
Includes All Pre-Trial Preparation Time, All Pre-Trial Attorney Conferences,
and Portal to Portal Travel Time.
[$6,500 Fee and Travel Expenses Must be Paid When Scheduled and are
Non-Refundable if Canceled Within 14 Days of the Scheduled Trial
HOW TO CONTACT
Austin Chiropractic Center, P.C.
2500 West William Cannon Drive, Suite 205
Austin, Texas 78745
Phone: (512) 445-3366
Fax: (512) 853-9384
BIO FOR DR.
BIO FOR DR.
"I have worked with no other medical professional who was more committed
to the truth than you were throughout the duration of your involvement in
this case. Your grasp of the chiropractic issues and legal issues was very
professional and astute. Your assistance with learned treatises was also
of great assistance. We could not have gone forward with this case without
your participation and commitment."
William J. Ruotolo, JD
Warwick, RI Full Letter
I have retained Dr. Edwards as a consulting and expert witness regarding
chiropractic standards of care in a handful of chiropractic defense actions
before the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
In every case, it is clear that Dr. Edwards overarching goal was
to inform the court of the truth. From beginning to end, his work on each
case was detailed, efficient, and prompt. His knowledge of chiropractic standards
and methods was vast and impressive, but he never hesitated to immerse himself
in research and outside study to assure that his opinions were sound on more
esoteric matters. As a result, his pre-trial preparation always placed my
clients in the position of negotiating very favorable settlements with the
However, it is in the courtroom that Dr. Edwards really shined. His
communication style was commanding without being oppressive, assured without
being overzealous and professional without being pretentious. He took complex
issues and delivered them to the court in an easily digestible manner, without
appearing either condescending or simplistic. His straightforward delivery
impressed without making him the star of the show. I believe that his testimony
is the reason I have a 100% win rate in every case where he has testified.
Jason Ray, JD
Austin, Texas Full Letter
"In the preparation of the case and preparation for testimony, Dr. Edwards
was extremely efficient and insightful. His review of the plaintiff's medical
records was rigorous and he was well prepared for every meeting. During the
trial, Dr. Edwards testified for the better part of a day. In direct testimony
he presented the plaintiffs case clearly and persuasively. His credibility
was not impaired by the lengthy cross-examination of the defense. Based upon
the large judgment [$742,000.00] obtained in the case, it is obvious that
the jury was impressed with Dr. Edwards and believed his testimony."
Charles Dunn, JD
Lubbock, TX Full
"I want to thank you for all of your assistance and efforts as my primary
expert in the Mankamyer case. All of your 'behind the scenes' assistance
proved to be invaluable when taking the depositions of the defendant and
his experts. Your deposition performance was nothing short of excellent;
you were well versed in all of the subtle facts of our case and your ability
to articulate your criticisms of the defendant in an understandable way proved,
in my opinion, to play a key role in the successful resolution of the
Joseph R. Johnson, JD
West Palm Beach, FL Full Letter
"Dr. James Edwards has my highest endorsement as a Chiropractic Expert.
I am sure his work on my recent case was instrumental in the case settled
prior to trial. I have handled nearly one hundred malpractice cases and worked
with hundreds of expert witnesses and I found Dr. Edwards to be one of the
most prompt, thorough and responsive experts i have ever encountered. His
knowledge of the complex subject matters involved in my case was superb.
Dr. Edwards' written reports are well thought out, comprehensive and
to the point. In his deposition, he held his ground when needed, but was
not over jealous -- just what you want in an expert witness. Likewise, Dr.
Edwards is not afraid to tell you when you are going down the wrong path
or just flat wrong. I will not hesitate to use Dr. Edwards again
and I highly recommend him to any attorney needing a Chiropractic Expert."
Anne H. Pankratz, JD
Wichita, KS Full Letter
"You were very gracious with your time and expertise in your preliminary
review of the case in our phone conversation. We settled the case, prior
to filing a lawsuit, in the amount of $250,000.00. We did mention your name
during the mediation that was conducted and the defense lawyer knew of your
expertise in this field."
Brennan P. Fagan, JD
Lawrence, KS Full
"Working with Drs. Vaughn and Edwards is truly working with the very best
- just check out their credentials. When I received their report I was literally
blown away by the quality and care that went into it."
Nathan D. DeLorey, D.C.
Green Bay, WI Full
"I am sure without the quality of your work, we would not have obtained
a favorable settlement and would have been forced to trial with an uncertain
outcome. I would recommend your professional expert services to any attorney
or client - either plaintiff or defendant - who is interested in an honest,
objective and persuasive evaluation of his or her claims."
Richard E. Jordan, JD
Washington, DC Full
"Dr. Edwards has great communication skills that he uses very well to
communicate with both the malpractice carrier and the doctor he is helping
defend. He has excellent organizational skills that allow him to take a complex
problem and break it down into simple terms that the doctor, malpractice
carrier and possible jury can understand."
Thomas Klesmit, D.C.
Garland, TX Full
"Your knowledge of the subject matter, medicine, standard of care and
other relevant factors were extensive and very helpful to me from the inception
of my case to its conclusion. However, and equally important, were your candid
evaluations of the strength and weaknesses of both sides of the case.
Additionally, and very important for me and all lawyers, was your accessibility
and your diligence in reviewing topics and getting back to me with your
Michael J. O'Connell, JD
Louisville, KY Full
"Dear Drs. Vaughn and Edwards: This letter is to advise of the tremendous
success my law firm has enjoyed through the use of your 'expert' consulting
services. As you are both aware, my law practice is exclusively limited to
representing doctors of chiropractic in legal matters of varying kind. Your
services have been vital in securing favorable rulings on behalf of my
Larry J. Laurent, JD
Austin, TX Full
"Dr. Edwards traveled to Kansas City as scheduled and appeared for live
testimony before the jury. A successful plaintiff's verdict was achieved
in large part due to Dr. Edwards' work and testimony. In speaking with the
jurors afterwards, they found Dr. Edwards to be honest and trustworthy in
his review and opinions."
Spencer C. Shields, JD
Kansas City, MO Full
"This law firm hired James D. Edwards, D.C. and Expert Chiropractic
Consultants to consult on a medical malpractice case and we could not be
more pleased with their work. Their expert opinion demonstrated a solid grasp
of the legal and standard of care issues and was central to the case being
settled. If you are seeking knowledgeable, highly qualified chiropractic
experts, I recommend James D. Edwards, D.C. and Expert Chiropractic Consultants
Shawn L. Stone, JD
Phoenix, AZ Full
"Throughout his three-hour deposition, Dr. Edwards supported his opinions
well and remained cool under pressure. It was very shortly after Dr. Edwards'
deposition that the defendant's counsel offered to settle. Previously, the
defendant and counsel vehemently denied any negligence in my client's care
Steven N. Walden, JD
Killen, TX Full
"I want to thank you for providing superb expert services in my client's
chiropractic malpractice case that was pending in the Massachusetts Superior
Court. Your assistance and credible testimony was the main factor in obtaining
a settlement for my client. I would recommend you to my colleagues who are
looking for a fair and credible expert witness who is easy to work with."
Peter J. Cerilli, JD
Providence, RI Full Letter
"I want to thank-you again for your help in our recently concluded
chiropractic malpractice case. You brought to the case outstanding credentials,
experience and expertise. Your thorough review of the healthcare records
and depositions in the case, knowledge and expertise, ready availability
to discuss the case and insightful observations were of immense help."
David E. Tuszynski, JD
Atlanta, GA Full Letter