During this time of National Health Crisis, I want to let all of the patients, attorneys, insurance adjustors and others whom we work with on a daily basis, that our office is up and running. One of the advantages of a home office is that we can shelter in place while still having access to all of our files, computers, and work tools.

With this in mind, we are still able to take medical legal scheduling calls and I am working daily to assure that all pending reports are completed and submitted on a timely basis. Currently we are scheduling cases in our usual and customary manner, while at the same time paying close attention to the Covid Effect and cautions at each of our multiple examination locations. Read more


The Post Paradise Camp Fire short term effects on Dr. Skala’s office in Paradise is now for the most part mitigated, and is no longer having on adverse effect on our office operation.

Dr. Richard K. Skala DC QME
PO Box 2379
Paradise, CA 95967-2379

All land line phone lines, fax line and internet access have been fully restored.

Dr. Richard K. Skala

Dr. Richard Skala provides Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs), case reviews, medical record review, expert opinion, deposition, and expert witness testimony in cases of Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice.

He Has been in chiropractic practice for 40+ years,
Was one of the first chiropractors to train for and provide Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatments. He Has done hundreds of depositions and 1000+ medical-legal reports.

Dr. Richard Skala - Consultation and Expert Witness Services

Chiropractic IME

The Chiropractic Independent Medical Examiners found here provide independent medical exams (IMEs), medical evaluations, impartial examinations, independent medical assessments, vocational assessments, functional capacity evaluations, impairment ratings, second opinions.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.

Our Services

Dr. Richard K. Skala - Medical Malpractice Expert

Expert Witness Services

An Expert Witness can be anyone with knowledge or experience of a particular field or discipline beyond that to be expected of a layman. The Expert Witness’s duty is to give to the Court or tribunal an impartial opinion on particular aspects of matters within his expertise.

Medical Record Review

The Clinical & Service Quality Review (C&SQR) program is a continuous quality improvement program that measures and evaluates medical record documentation of care as well as timeliness and quality of service. … Clinical care is measured by review of medical records to compare documentation of care to measurable criteria.


CASES : Potential Litigation Issues in Personal Injury and/or Chiropractic Malpractice

  • Adjustment
  • Aggravating Disc
  • Apportionment
  • Causation
  • Disability
  • Disc
  • Disc Injury
  • Failure to Conduct Tests
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Failure to Examine
  • Failure to Refer
  • Fraud
  • Injuries from Spinal
  • Manipulation/Adjustments
  • Injury
  • Licensure Compliance
  • Manipulation
  • Manipulation under
  • Anesthesia (MUA)
  • Neck Adjustment
  • Neck Manipulation
  • Negligence
  • Overutilization of Care
  • Paralysis
  • Parapalegia
  • Paraparesis
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Standard of Care
  • Stroke
  • Substandard Treatment
  • Dr. Skala Says :

    “I differ by being known as someone who writes comprehensive reports and does not duck issues, and, even if the circumstances of the case appear to be insignificant financially, I will take the time to do what needs to be done.”