FEE SCHEDULE

American Medical Experts offers expert witness services at the lowest flat rates in the industry. If you find a lower rate for the same service, we’ll try to match or beat that rate! When we opened our doors years ago, our primary goal was to give attorneys the best complete case reviews and expert witness reports, at the lowest possible rates. Instead of charging you and your clients an hourly rate ( $400+ per expert/per hour), our rates start at $695 for a complete case review and $995 for an expert witness report.

In addition to reducing your upfront fees with our flat-rate fee schedule, the experienced team at AME will help screen your cases so that you only invest time and resources in cases with merit. See below for details about our fee schedule or call (888) 678-EXPERTS to speak with a medical director.

COMPLETE CASE REVIEW

STARTING AT $695*

  • In-house Review: Up to 100 pages reviewed of medical records as a confidential work product report; each additional page is $1.75.**
  • The review of Deposition transcripts, interrogatories, research material (items other than medical records) and x-rays are billed at $3 – $6 per page and the cost of (CT Scans, MRIs, images, etc.) that are on CDs will be determined by our Director based on the volume of material required for review; our goal is to contain your costs for reviews and our office will let you know the reduced rate to review these items.
  • *Please note that if an expert or in-house reviewer is unable to formulate an accurate opinion based on the records/material provided and requires to conduct additional research to obtain necessary information to render an opinion or answer specific questions by the client, our standard two-step process and our reduced rate may not apply and additional fees will be required. This scenario would be subject to a different fee schedule and determined on a case by case basis.
  • Our experienced medical consultants discuss the relevant medical issues of your case, this helps to ensure your client will understand their case and name potential defendants and the type of expert(s) that you may want to consider reviewing your client’s case.  This in-house Complete Case Review is typically by a non-testifying and/or retired physician.

EXPERT WITNESS REPORT STEP 1

STARTING AT $995*

  • A Medical Expert / Specialist, i.e. Cardiologist Expert Witness, Orthopedic Surgeon Expert Witness, ENT Expert Witness, OBGYN Expert Witness, Oncologist Expert Witness, Plastic Surgeon Expert Witness, Radiologist Expert Witness, Pulmonary Expert Witness, etc.
  • Up to 100 pages reviewed of medical records as a confidential work product report – (step 1 of our 2 step process); each additional page is $1.75. (report, verbal or written and unsigned initially/without disclosing the name – step 1 of our 2 step process)***
  • The review of deposition transcripts, interrogatories, research material (items other than medical records) and x-rays are billed at $3 – $6 per page and the cost of CT Scans, MRIs, images, etc. that are on CDs will be determined by our Director based on the volume of material required for review – typically Imaging CDs are billed at $100-$700 per CD depending on the type of imaging; our goal is to contain your costs for reviews and our office will let you know the reduced rate to review these items.
  • IMEs, Accident reconstruction cases/biomedical engineering, life care planning/Economist reports, Neurosurgeons, Vaccination Cases, and Forensic Pathologist, have a separate fee schedule arrangement due to the extensive nature and time involved in these cases; please call our office for details. *If a specific request such as the location, school affiliation, etc., of an expert, our reduced fee schedule may not apply.  In addition, please note that if an expert is unable to formulate an accurate opinion based on the records / material provided and requires to conduct additional research to obtain necessary information to render an opinion or answer specific questions by the client, our standard two step process and our reduced rate may not apply and additional fees will be required. This scenario would be subject to a different fee schedule and determined on a case by case basis.

EACH ADDITIONAL EXPERT STARTING AT $795

To obtain the $795 rate for the confidential work product report (step 1 of our 2 step process and based on the same rate for additional pages over 100, imaging, CDs, etc – same fee schedule noted for additional items over the basic cost of up to 100 pages as detailed above), the payment and request must be made at the same time as the $995 rate/ first expert requested. This is a great option if you want multiple opinions at the same time for a greatly reduced rate. Same rates for additional pages as above. *If a specific request such as the location, school affiliation, etc., of an expert, our reduced fee schedule may not apply.

EXPERT WITNESS REPORT STEP 2

$695 to $3695

Depending on the specialty of the expert, time spent, the complexity of the case, etc., this fee is paid after you have an unsigned supportive written and/or verbal opinion and you need the signed report, and/or name and CV of the Expert Witness. We try to keep this cost in the lower range, as our goal is to build a long-standing relationship with you and contain your costs for case reviews and Expert Witnesses. ***

ALL ADDITIONAL WORK

ADDITIONAL WORK REQUESTED*  

Additional work requested for an expert witness (i.e. Additional Record Review, Addendum Reports, Affidavits, Depositions & Trial Testimony) after the expert has completed his or her review and unsigned report (verbal or written) or the signed report are billed at additional rates through our office.  These rates for additional services are billed outside our two-step process and fee schedule noted online.  Depending on the additional work requested, i.e. hourly for additional record review and comment, half day or full day rates for Depositions or trial, etc. are billed and invoiced through our office and paid in advance of the work as an estimate based on the request.  If the estimate does not cover the time or work requested, an invoice will follow to complete the balance due.

*Unless otherwise specified, the cancellation policy for testimony is as follows: If the scheduled testimony is canceled within 4 business weeks, 50% of the fee will be refunded; if the scheduled testimony is canceled within 2 business weeks, no refund will be issued. 

As you know, American Medical Experts, LLC cannot guarantee the availability of the experts as well as the opinions of an expert, how well they will do under cross-examination, or how they will do in deposition or trial testimony and we cannot guarantee their level of future cooperation.
Please note that all future arrangements for this Expert’s anticipated professional time and services, including any additional written reports/ addendum reports, deposition, travel, and trial testimony, are pre-paid by you or your client; please contact our office right away to get dates, times and requirements so we can check and try to secure the expert’s availability. The retaining attorney is expected to furnish all relevant documents and materials to the expert witness directly as they are obtained and to provide all requested documents, materials and examinations as discovery rules permit; this is not the responsibility of American Medical Experts.

EXPEDITED & RUSH OPTIONS

OPTION 1

  • $495 per report
  • Date-specific within our standard 3-6 week turnaround
  • Rush fee in addition to step 1 of our fee schedule

OPTION 2

  • $995 per report
  • Within 3 – 5 business days or over a weekend
  • Rush fee in addition to step 1 of our fee schedule

OPTION 3

  • $1495 per report
  • Within 1-2 business days – 72 hours or less or over a holiday
  • Rush fee in addition to step 1 of our fee schedule

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