Medical experts in court and evidence based medicine with Dr. James Harlan of INSPE Associates, Ltd.

INSPEThe Illinois Professional Licensing Consultants is a group of highly experienced attorneys and investigators who represent and defend licensed professionals. These featured attorneys, previously worked for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, and will represent and/or defend licensed professionals in cases involving the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Illinois Department of Public Aid and Illinois Department of Public Health. We also feature guests who work in business and professional fields who complement our efforts.

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Topics and questions covered in this 30-minute podcast interview:

  • What does it take to be a medical expert?
  • What should attorneys be looking for in a medical expert?
  • Daubert vs Frye rulings: some states have different burdens to prove opinions for medical experts;
  • Evidence based medicine, what makes a good study beyond a mere claim;
  • About INSPE and what we do for the attorney and the expert.

James Harlan, MD, FACEPJames Harlan, MD, FACEP, received a BS in Biology/Chemistry from the University of Evansville and his MD from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed residency at the Resurrection Emergency Medicine Program in 2009 and has been practicing emergency medicine since. Currently, he practices at Northshore University Healthsystem. He joined INSPE in 2012 and is currently focused on the growth of the company. Recently, he has volunteered his time teaching emergency medicine residents and medical students. He has also given his time to ICEP for board review courses. His free time is spent with family.

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