Specialty Services

Expert Witness

Finding an expert witness can often be left to chance.  The expert witness is the foundation of any medical malpractice case. From analyzing the elements of negligence to testifying at deposition and trial, your case success depends upon competent medical insight. Given the pivotal role played by a medical expert witness, it is surprising how often the search for the right expert can lead to case uncertainty. You want to have the confidence you have chosen the right expert based on your case dynamics.

David J. Fletcher, MD has served as a medical expert witness for nearly 35+ years. His objectivity has proven well for serving as an expert for both claimants and respondents as well as plaintiffs and defendants. His specialty lies in complex trucking and bus accident litigation involving the medical fitness-for-duty of a driver.

Dr. Fletcher is dual certified in both Occupational and Preventive medicine, and also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of California, Berkeley; a Fellow American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (FACOEM); a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO); a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Since 1988, Dr. Fletcher has been a senior FAA medical examiner (AME), certified to do first class aviation medical examinations.

Through his private practice, SafeWorks Illinois, located in Champaign, IL, Dr. Fletcher performs an average of 1,000 DOT physicals per year and is, hence revered as a skilled source of knowledge for other physicians and trucking and bus companies.

To elaborate, Dr. Fletcher has devoted his entire 35+ year career to making the Nation’s highways safer for all who travel, with particular regard to Interstate Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers, certified to drive by the Department of Transportation. This devotion has resulted in Dr. Fletcher being celebrated as one of the most sought-after expert witnesses in the United States.

Dr. Fletcher understands complicated fitness-for-duty and return-to-work issues that he can explain in a written report that outlines his medical conclusions about ability to work and/or he presenting his expert opinions at trial and/or deposition. His objectivity and experience has proven well for serving as an expert for both claimants and respondents, as well as plaintiffs and defendants.

In addition to being an experienced expert witness in live testimony court and depositions, Dr. Fletcher also lends his expertise to litigation support consulting with offering medical opinions, executing Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and American Medical Association (AMA) Permanent Partial Impairment (PPI) ratings, and consulting on case strategy. or even simply analyzing case records.

To learn more about Dr. David Fletcher, Expert Witness, visit his website.


Litigation Support Services:

  • Medical Expert Witness & Testimony
  • Medical Review Officer (MRO)
  • Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
  • Complex Disability Management
  • Trucking and Bus Accident Litigation Support
  • Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)
  • Fitness-For-Duty/Return-To-Work Evaluation
  • Random Drug & Alcohol Screening Program Administration
  • Life Care Planning
  • OSHA Compliance & Testing
  • Senior Federal Aviation Administration Examiner (all 3 classes)
  • Job Site Evaluations

Any severe, life-threatening injury or illness should immediately report to the nearest hospital emergency room.

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