Dr. Cohen’s Work as an Expert Witness
Dr. Cohen is available for consultation on cases of merit within his areas of expertise for defense or plaintiff attorneys.
Dr. Cohen is a nationally recognized expert on medications and side effects. Because of his research and writings, Dr. Cohen’s work has received extensive coverage by the national media. Dr. Cohen has presented at major medical conferences and at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and he has published his findings in JAMA, NEJM, Lancet, Archives of Internal Medicine, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, and other respected medical journals.
Dr. Cohen’s areas of expertise include:
- Adverse drug reactions, adverse drug events
- Medical errors, medication errors, pharmacy errors
- Medical negligence, malpractice
- Pharmaceutical product liability
- Warnings in product labeling
- Dosage guidelines in product labeling
- Informed consent
Dr. Cohen is also board certified in psychiatry and is an expert in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Cohen is an Adjunct (voluntary) Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Cohen feels that it is important for doctors to make themselves available as experts in the civil justice system. In his forensic analyses, Dr. Cohen employs skills similar to those used in his many published articles and eight books. These skills include thorough literature review, comparative analysis, and in-depth description of findings. Dr. Cohen covers every facet of a case, and his opinions are thorough, balanced, evidence?based and fair. He believes that an expert should not be an advocate, but an analyst of the facts of a case. Dr. Cohen also serves as a consultant to hospitals, doctors’ groups, drug companies, and government on ways to reduce risk of patient injury from pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He practiced general medicine 1971-1974, and subsequently has practiced psychiatry and psychopharmacology. In 1988, Dr. Cohen commenced his research on the causes and prevention of the high incidence of adverse reactions, hospitalizations and deaths due to prescription drugs.
Attorneys interested in contacting Dr. Cohen, please call his office at 858-345-1760.
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