Dr. Zünkeler performs independent reviews of medical records, diagnostic imaging studies, and other documentation for insurance companies, legal professionals, hospitals, and other administrative bodies, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. It is important that Dr. Zünkeler be provided with the imaging studies themselves on CD (whenever possible), not just the radiology reports. Depending on the situation, an in-depth review of the records and diagnostic imaging studies of an individual with a complex brain, spine, or peripheral nerve issue may allow insights into causation, conformance with the standard of care, and neurosurgical case and complication management.
In some instances, an independent review of the treatment records of several patients of a single medical provider is requested in the context of an external peer review. The request for an external peer review is sometimes made by the medical staff of a hospital or by the legal representative of a medical provider in preparation for an administrative hearing.