Medical Legal Consultation Specialist

Kenneth I. Light, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Spine Specialist located in Bay Area, San Leandro, CA including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Fremont, California

When you need a medical legal consultation, it’s vitally important to find the best provider in the field. Dr. Kenneth I. Light, MD, is a well-known orthopedic surgeon with more than 40 years of experience in injury assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management. He expertly assesses each case to give you the information and guidance you need to get the best results in court. Call his office in San Leandro, California, or book an appointment online.

Medical Legal Consultation Q & A

What is a medical legal consultation?

During a medical legal consultation, Dr. Light assesses the medical aspects of a legal case. In his role as a consultant, Dr. Light typically works with an attorney at law to educate them on the case’s complex medical aspects. 

As a medical legal consultant, Dr. Light is an independent medical care provider. He doesn’t treat the patient in question but rather gives his expert medical opinion on the case. 

What types of cases does a medical legal consultation cover?

At the practice of Dr. Kenneth I. Light, MD, a medical legal consultation covers a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. As a premier orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Light specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries that cause back pain, neck pain, and other debilitating types of chronic pain.  

Some general examples of cases in which Dr. Light might work as a medical legal consultant include auto accident injuries, workplace injuries, and other types of injuries that lead to chronic pain or permanent disability. 

What does the doctor do during a medical legal consultation?

There are many aspects of a medical legal consultation, including: 

  • Determining whether previous care was adequate and appropriate
  • Interpreting medical records
  • Collecting and compiling medical records
  • Creating a medical timeline of the case
  • Coordinating with other medical and legal experts

Dr. Light can help attorneys and clients understand the many different medical complexities involved in a case. This information can help attorneys to plan the most effective way to proceed with the case. 

What information does the doctor need for a medical legal consultation?

To perform his medical legal consulting duties, Dr. Light needs full access to a patient’s medical records. That includes all written and computerized records from physicians, hospitals, physical therapists, and other medical field professionals. 

Dr. Light needs all diagnostic films that medical care providers have taken since the start of the case, such as X-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, and other imaging that exists. 

Dr. Kenneth I. Light, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with over four decades of wide-ranging experience. For medical legal consulting in San Leandro, call the office or click the online booking tool to arrange an appointment.