Spine-related injuries can be devastating, and it is important to seek an independent and experienced opinion. Dr. Bjerke is available for expert opinion, testimony, or legal consultation in all areas of spine surgery. He has provided expert testimony for the following cases. Reasonable rates and expedited turnaround will be provided. Dr. Bjerke holds active medical licenses in Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Washington.

  • Personal Injury

  • Workers’ Compensation

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Physician Competence

  • Second Opinion

“I recently retained Dr. Benjamin Bjerke to evaluate a case involving postoperative spinal cord compression. He was accessible, responsive, and easy to work with. Dr. Bjerke performed a thorough review of the relevant materials and provided opinions based on the best available scientific evidence and generally accepted standards of care in his specialty. He demonstrated competence, accuracy, and impartiality and he was able to support the basis for his opinions. I will be consulting with Dr. Bjerke again on medical-legal matters.”
 – Ruth Stein, Legal Nurse Consultant
“I was able to contact Dr. Bjerke directly, without the need to go through a third party expert witness site. It was much more convenient and avoided fees from another company. Dr. Bjerke was prompt, thorough, and professional in his testimony.”
– Medical malpractice attorney
Sample Litigation Experience (all cases from 2019):
Cervical Spine
– ACDF resulting in vocal cord paralysis
– ACDF resulting in vocal cord injury
– ACDF resulting in vertebral artery injury and death
Lumbar Spine
– Broken instrumentation during lumbar fusion
– Cerebrospinal fluid leak from dural tear following lumbar fusion, resulting in nerve damage
– Cerebrospinal fluid leak following microdiscectomy with nerve damage
– Pars repair performed using off-label instrumentation, followed by instrumentation failure
Motor Vehicle Accidents
– Cervical injury from automobile accident, treated with amniotic fluid and other regenerative treatments
– Motor vehicle accident resulting in lumbar injury, second opinion offered on need for spinal fusion
Spinal Cord Injury
– Scoliosis deformity correction in pediatric patient resulting in spinal cord injury and paralysis
– Posterior thoracic/lumbar decompression and fusion resulting in incomplete spinal cord injury
– XLIF procedure with misplaced screw resulting in incomplete spinal cord injury
Other cases
– Sacroiliac injury following work injury requiring fusion
– Spinal cord stimulator placement and failure