Fighting for honest expert testimony
When a doctor provides testimony as an Expert Witness, the public has a right to believe that that testimony accurately reflects the standards of the profession.
Our doctors have been diligent in fighting to ensure that the expert testimony provided by physicians is honest and accurate. Our doctors helped the American Association of Neurological Surgeons refine their Expert Witness Guidelines. They also first brought these guidelines to the attention of the Board of Trustees of the North American Spine Society, where they were adopted in October, 2002.
Our doctors have taken action against both neurosurgeons and orthopedists who have violated the Expert Witness Guidelines of these organizations. They have sought or gained disciplinary action against these "Experts" for their failure to provide unbiased and honest testimony. They have accomplished these actions in both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the North American Spine Society (NASS).
Dr. Oppenheim served as Mayor of the Village of Montebello for 9 years. He serves as President of the Rockland County Board of Health and is a Trustee of the American Jewish Historical Society.
Dr. Degen is on the Board of Trustees of the Rockland County JCC.