What Specialties Are Emerging in 2021?


With medical industry research aligned with our data analysis to better understand evolving trends in forensic medicine, our team actively recruits appropriate specialties in anticipation of the “next case.” As these trends emerge and appear in litigation, know that NWME is ready with your next expert.

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Infectious Disease

We all have an awareness of the recent COVID Virus impacts on our society. How that manifests itself into litigation isn't clear. Infectious Disease covers a broad spectrum of health challenges (COVID-19, Influenza, MERS-CoV, Pneumonia, and Tuberculosis).


“The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060,” according to the Population Reference Bureau

OTR/L Registered Occupational Therapist 

OTR/L performs patient evaluations, discusses the implications of an individual’s injuries, and performs Physical Capacity Evaluations (PCE). They develop patient intervention plans, recommend adaptive equipment, orthopedics, medical devices, medical biomechanics, joint replacement, amputation, and replantation.

Emergency Physician

Another relatively new specialty, emergency medicine, is defined by the American College of Emergency Physicians as “the diagnosis and treatment of unforeseen illness or injury.” This specialty requires an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare delivery network, from surgery to psychiatric services.


Physiatry physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). They may be subspecialty certified in Brain Injury Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and Sports Medicine. Physiatrists perform Electrodiagnosis (EDX) and offer big-picture insights to understand the full spectrum of treatment options.


Sports Medicine Physician

According to Data Bridge Market Research, the global sports medicine market is expanding at 8.9 percent annually and is expected to reach a nearly $35 billion market value by 2024. This can be attributed to the rising interest in physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices and the need for more specialized care for athletes.

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