Dr. Richard K. Skala, DC, IDE, FAFICC, FASBE
Chiropractic IME and Expert Witness Services
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.
“It’s a pleasure working with a medical expert who understands the legal side of things in addition to the medical side.”
“Your attention to detail and willingness to take the time to dig into the records was a definite asset in this case”
“Your input made all the difference in understanding the issues of standard of care on this case”
“I have not had many claimants seen by you, but over the years I have had a few. 30 years in this business has taught me a lot and some of the education came from you.”
Dr. Richard Skala got his degree “Doctor of Chiropractic” in 1972 – 1976 from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Why Dr. Richard K. Skala
Has been in chiropractic practice for 40+ years. He is certified in Manipulation Under Anesethesia and has performed 100’s of MUA procedures.
- Fellow Academy of Forensic and Industrial Chiropractic Consultants (FAFICC)
- Certified Disability Evaluator (IDE)
- Fellow Applied Spinal Biomechanical Engineering (FASBE)
- Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) since 1992
- Available Agreed Medical Examiner (AME)
- Has done hundreds of depositions and 1000+ medical-legal reports.
Dr. Skala: ” 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“
Diplomate National Board of Chiropractic Examiners1976
Applied Kinesiology Certification, International College of Applied Kinesiology, Detroit, MI1978
California Chiropractic AssociationCertified Disability Evaluator Course300 Hours 1990
California Chiropractic AssociationQualified Medical Evaluator Course300 Hours 1992
Academy of Applied Spinal Biomechanical EngineeringSpinal Biomechanics Course & Fellow Exam300 Hours 1988
University of Florida School of MedicineSpinal Musculo-Skeletal Rehabilitation CertificationGainesville, FL200 hours & Certification Exam1989
Spinal Column Stressology CertificationSpinal Stress InstituteLong Beach, CA300-Hour Course and Certification Exam1981
AMA Spinal Impairment RaterMedical Legal Consultants AssociationClearwater, FLCertification1994
AMA Impairment Rater5th EditionAcademy of Forensic Chiropractic ConsultantsRedondo Beach, CA2004
Manipulation Under AnesthesiaCalifornia Academy of MUACertified MUA2002
Neuro Electrodiagnostic Certification ProgramPalmer College of Chiropractic150 Hours with Certification Examination2011
California Division of Workers Compensation AppointedQualified Medical Evaluator (QME) 1992 – Present
California Board of Chiropractic ExaminersBoard Consultant Training Course: 2008, 2015
Northwestern Health Sciences UniversityChiropractic Neurology Diplomate Program300 hours completed 2013 – 2015.Board Eligible Chiropractic Neurologist