Medical malpractice attorneys, defense attorneys, insurance and capital investment firms rely on Lios Manhe LLC Expert Witnesses for credibility, integrity and value. Drawing on over three decades of experience in direct care provision, senior management positions and education, we assist in determining viability and potential strategies in medical malpractice cases.
Based in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we offers services throughout the United States.
Megan M Hamilton MS CCC-SLP is a medical speech language pathologist and assists with medical malpractice in the areas of Dysphagia, TBI, cognitive decline, Neurogenic Swallowing Disorders, Choking, Aspiration, Dehydration, Malnutrition, Expressive and Receptive Communication, Executive Skills, Diet Texture, Liquid viscosity, Standards of Care and COVIDs impact on communication and Swallowing Disorders.
No healthcare provider can prevent aspiration and/or choking for all patients at all times, but all Speech Language Pathologists can be expected to practice within accepted standards of care. Megan's exhaustive review of case materials can determine whether diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, recommendation and discharge determinations were based on sound clinical reasoning to mitigate adverse outcomes and facilitate functional improvement. When standards of care were met, Megan provides evidence-based opinions of such. When care failed to meet accepted standards, Megan can assist in determining if substandard care contributed to the negative outcome of a suspected choking event, aspiration, health decline or death.
Speech Pathology can be complicated with many variables. It is incumbent upon the SLP to possess an integrative knowledge base of how various etiologies impact cognition, swallowing, airway protection, aspiration, dehydration, malnutrition and choking. Megan provides sound explanations of whether and how cardiac events, severe cognitive deficits and other co-morbidities may have contributed to adverse outcomes, decline or death. Megan presents complex and nuanced information in a way lay persons can understand.