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Learn more about which of our services can best suit your case.

We assist malpractice, personal injury, and workman’s compensation attorneys with their cases.

Medical Legal Consults can provide reports backed by verifiable medical research on the validity of claims. Having this medical research and perspective can potentially bolster your case.


  • Independent medical record review.
  • Organize and summarize the key components of the case.
  • Take note of the timing of key events of the case.
  • Evaluate if hospital policies, procedures, and protocols were met.
  • Evaluate if the standard of care was met from a medical perspective.



Medical Legal Consults offers consultation that includes physician-led detailed medical research and a physician’s perspective on your case.

Our Research Reports offer you:

  • Assessment of Causation
  • Determination of Mechanism of Injury
  • Determination of Future Medical Care and Costs
  • Medical Research and Delivery of Medical Journal Articles
  • Independent Record Reviews
  • Evaluate if hospital policies and procedures were (met)
  • Help Developing Medical Theories

Our medical consultation can also provide you with a Medical Summary Report that can help you determine whether and how to move forward with your case.

The Medical Summary Report may include all or part of the following:

  • Interpretation of medical reports & records
  • Answers to specific medical questions regarding your case
  • Standard of Care reviews
  • Evaluation of case validity from a medical perspective (no legal perspective is implied or given)
  • Evaluation of the potential case value from a medical perspective



Let Medical Legal Consults assist you with coordinating the various medical components of your case.

The advantages to using Medical Legal Consults as your hub for medical information are time efficiency and cost savings. Our case coordination services include:

  • Liaison to Treating Doctors
  • Referral to Appropriate Medical Experts
  • IME Observation & Rebuttal Reports
  • Facilitation of communication with Clients, Families, Professionals, and Service & Governmental Agencies



At Medical Legal Consults, we work directly with lawyers and insurers during the pre-trial and pre-litigation phases of your case, as well as offer support during litigation or trial itself.

For many cases, Dr. Louis’s generalist and emergency medicine perspective will be sufficient. However, in some instances, a specialist will be consulted to opine.  We have access to experts in almost all specialties of medicine.

Medical Legal Consults can assist you with the litigation phase in the following ways:

  • Assistance with Case Prep
  • Deposition
  • Court Assistance
  • Expert Witness Testimony, if Dr. Louis is a relevant witness for your case
  • Assistance in finding another Expert Witness if needed



Dr. Louis will provide an unbiased expert medical opinion for both medical malpractice as well as personal injury and wrongful death cases.

  • Extensive experience:
    – Dr. Louis can provide medical opinions backed by both research and over 20 years of clinical experience as an Emergency Medical Physician practicing in a range of settings from urgent care centers, community-based hospitals, and free-standing emergency departments to trauma centers.
    – Prior deposition and courtroom experience
  • Excellence at communication:
    – He is adept at communicating complex medical matters in a clear concise manner, even to the layperson.
  • Dr. Louis is available for consultation for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine has a Position Statement
on Ethical Expert Conduct and Testimony.  

It is by these guidelines that I conduct myself as an emergency medicine expert and emergency medicine expert witness.  The guidelines were published on 10/24/05.

AAEM Position Statement

AAEM states that these principles are essential to the conduct of the expert offering principles, opinions, or testimony in medical-legal matters. 

AAEM’s policy conversely states that a violation of these principles constitutes a violation of the Academy’s Ethics policy and may be subject to sanctions.

Emergency Medicine Expert Witness discussing a case

“Expert Testimony as Medical Practice

Provision of opinions, reports, reviews, or testimony as a medical expert is part of medical practice. As such, an expert witness providing such services is subject to all applicable rules, regulations, and standards as well as the oversight and authority of the appropriate state licensing body.”

Qualifications of an Emergency Medicine Expert Witness

“An expert witness offering testimony related to emergency medical care must be

  1. board certified by The American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine; and
  2. actively engaged in the provision of emergent medical care to patients.”

I am a full-time emergency medicine practitioner and have been practicing emergency medicine for over 21 years post-residency.  I am board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine through 2027.

Scope of Testimony

An expert witness offering testimony should:

  1. offer testimony only about the care that falls within the expert’s area of expertise and training;  (this, therefore, precludes testimony outside of the expert’s area of expertise.  For example, in general, an orthopedist should not comment on care provided by a hematologist)
  2. conduct a thorough review of relevant material including, but not limited to, medical records, test results, and witness statements or depositions prior to offering testimony or opinions;
  3. review and be prepared to describe medical literature relevant to the care provided, including that literature provided by other witnesses when possible;
  4. offer complete testimony (whenever necessary to avoid incomplete or inaccurate testimony, the expert must offer appropriate qualifications or clarifications); and
  5. explicitly state whenever an opinion offered is not conclusive, as well as explain the reason(s) why it is not.”

As an Emergency Medicine Expert Witness, I was asked to opine on the care provided by a hematologist, infectious disease doctor, and intensivist.   This was outside my expertise.  However, I was able to discuss what the expected standard of care for response time was in my emergency department or settings similar to the ones where I have practiced.

Emergency Medicine Expert Witness Duty to the Court

“At all times, an expert witness offering testimony must

  1. impartially assist the Court and its officers on relevant matters within the expert’s area of expertise;
  2. not advocate for the party who engages him or her as an expert witness;”

A medical expert witness, and specifically for this discussion, an emergency medicine expert witness should be able to be impartial.

Duty to Confer

At the direction of the court, an expert witness will confer with other witnesses to

  1. attempt to reach an agreement on matters within the field of expertise of the expert witnesses;
  2. prepare and sign a joint witness statement describing matters of agreement and disagreement among the witnesses, along with the reasons for disagreement.”

In following the court’s direction, the expert must exercise independent and professional judgment and must not act on the instructions or directions of any person to withhold or avoid agreement.

Professional Reimbursement for an Emergency Medicine Expert Witness

“An expert witness, being engaged in the practice of medicine, shall be entitled to fair reimbursement for all work performed. In establishing a fee structure, the expert witness shall refuse payment based on case outcome.” 

The emergency medicine expert consultation I provide is independent of the case outcome.  The consultation is an hourly fee and not contingency based.  With over 20 years of experience as an Emergency Medicine Physician in various practice settings, I can opine on the causation and standard of care as it relates to the practice of emergency medicine.  

Please reach out to me to discuss your case.  The initial consultation is free.

Paul Louis, M.D., FAAEM


Phone: (561) 445-6674


I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to you, both personally and on behalf of the hospital, for your trial testimony in the above-referenced matter. I believe that your testimony was the single most important factor in the jury rendering a verdict on behalf of the hospital in this case. You demonstrated both competence and compassion. You deftly handled attempts at opposing counsel to “score points” through their references to portions of the chart out of context.
Thank you again.
– Peter A Cooke, J.D.

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