Due to the Paradise Camp Fire Dr. Skala’s office in Paradise is not currently in operation. Dr. Skala is establishing a temporary office in Chico, CA. A short term mail address is as follows:

Dr. Richard K. Skala
2311 Ceanothus Avenue
Chico, CA 95926-1607

Our main office phone number 510-657-6366 will forward to an answering service, and the answering service will be able to contact us directly and or relay your messages to Dr. Skala or Cyndy. We will do our best to return all calls as soon as we can.

As of 11/15/2018 our Fax Line is not operative. Please email any communication to:

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.”