Expert Witness & Malpractice Case Review

Expert Witness & Malpractice Case Review

Read Dr. Seiler's article published by Medical Law Perspectives called:

"Why Are Education, Training, Regulation, Safe Practice, and Practitioner Supervision So Important for Laser Surgery and Procedures?"

Warren B. Seiler III, MD

Specialty:  Board Certified Cosmetic Laser Surgeon, Practice specializes exclusively in Cosmetic Laser Procedures and Injectables 

Training:  University of Notre Dame, University of Arkansas Medical School, Carraway/UAB General Surgery, Multi-Fellowship Trained in Cosmetic Laser and Injections

Experience:

  • Board Examiner and Executive Director of American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS)
  • Co-Author of American Board of Laser Surgery Textbook, Examination manual, and exams
  • Fellow of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • International Speaker and trainer for physicians and practitioners, training in most cosmetic laser procedures including laser hair removal, laser spider vein treatments, IPL, fractional and non-fractional laser resurfacing (ablative and non-ablative), Thermage, body contouring devices and many other energy based cosmetic devices.  Hi is also a certified Allergan Injection Trainer for Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm.

Dr. Seiler’s specialty is cosmetic laser procedures so his knowledge of these procedures is extensive.  He has been an international speaker and trainer in these procedures for over 6 years.  His experience is also strong in education of medical professionals and the public through his position with the ABLS.  He has worked as an expert witness with both plaintiff and defense attorneys and with state medical boards in different types of laser and energy-based device cases.  These include medical malpractice cases, civil cases, and state medical board investigations. 

Dr. Seiler is usually called to evaluate a patient complaint.  These complaints usually regard complications and burns from laser and other energy-based device procedures. He also has experience in complications from cosmetic injectables (i.e. Botox, Juvederm, etc.).

He will help in medical law issues by determining what the state medical laws are regarding laser procedures, what type of practitioner (physician or non-physician) can use what type of device, how much training the practitioner must have, and what level of supervision a non-physician must have by the physician. 

He will provide advice and literature regarding standard of care issues (i.e.  what are typical results per procedure, risks and benefits, common/expected  and rare/unexpected side effects and complications, what type of device should be used on a patient/condition).

Dr. Seiler will educate the attorney and/or state medical board representatives in whatever detail necessary about lasers and all of these listed issues.  He will be able to provide references from literature and other medical professionals to support hia advice/statements if necessary for additional opinions.  If a clear side is taken (i.e. for/against the practitioner or patient), he will be able to work with the attorney to determine misdoing, negligence, malpractice, or non-adherence to medical laser law and work to support the case.  He will also provide information that the opposing side may discuss and give insight as to the legitimacy of such topics. 

He will provide information specific to type of condition, specific procedure and device (manufacture specific) used, treatment parameters and protocols per procedure and device, pre-and post-procedure protocols, patient information (which patients and conditions are good candidates for the procedure in question), side effect and complication information, and additional information regarding exactly what should and should not happen. 

Dr. Seiler’s work may include a range from simple review of documented material and providing an opinion to extensive case work, depositions, and case trial involvement.