Selecting a medical expert(s) is the single most important decision an attorney makes when preparing a case. The impact that a physician who is knowledgeable, prepared, experienced and personable can make on a case cannot be over estimated. However, many of these intangible qualities are simply not apparent from a C.V., nor can they be deduced from the typical, hurried phone conversation that many medical experts grudgingly provide inquiring attorneys.
OUR EXPERTS PRACTICE MEDICINE!
AMFS boasts the best qualified, well credentialed experts in the U.S. Physicians focused on the practice of medicine join the AMFS network to participate in the medical-legal process WITHOUT sacrificing their credibility and attention to their practice. AMFS handles all front and back office activities on behalf of our network of experts allowing them to focus on the practice of medicine and the needs of our clients in a limited number of cases.
Superior Expert Selection Process
AMFS offers a far superior method for obtaining these critical medical experts. Upon retention, one of our in house physicians will make a doctor to doctor presentation of the medical issues present in your case to a number of qualified, potential experts, in effect, interviewing prospective medical experts on your behalf.
To ensure honesty and objectivity, AMFS presents only the facts to the potential medical expert and does not reveal whether the plaintiff or the defendant has initiated the request. Thus, the initial discussion of your case takes place in the context of total objectivity. Conflict checks, our prior experience with the physician, the tone of the conversation about your medical issues and your specific case needs all inform our selection of the ideal medical expert(s).
Once you have accepted our selection, our staff works hard to make sure that you remain in control of your expert(s) billing and scheduling. Your expert is required to provide you with time estimates for each task you have assigned and our office reviews these estimates to make sure they are appropriate. If not, we will modify your expert's estimate on your behalf. Our staff also assists you in handling scheduling issues with your expert so that your case moves forward smoothly and expeditiously. This enables you to avoid procedural conflicts that can sour your working relationship and sabotage your case.
AMFS begins each case with an initial retainer deposit, which includes 2 hours of your expert's time. Experts bill on an hourly basis. Hourly rates vary by specialty and have been previously negotiated with our experts to ensure you receive the best service at competitive rates. All retainer deposits are fully refundable until after an expert has been approved by you and officially designated for the case. Please call us for specific rates and to discuss your case with a Medical Director at no charge.