George R. Nichols, II, M.D.
FORMER CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER OF KENTUCKY
Consultants in Medical Legal Case Review and Expert Testimony
Commonwealth Medical Legal Services assists legal and health care professionals involved in medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation , wrongful death and nursing home negligence cases. The president and founder of Commonwealth Medical Legal Services is George R. Nichols II, M.D.
Dr. Nichols has over twenty years experience as Kentucky’s Chief Medical Examiner. He established Kentucky’s Medical Examiner Office in 1977. In his role as Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Nichols has performed in excess of 10,000 autopsies, including the exhumation and subsequent examination of Zachary Taylor, the twelfth President of the United States. He has supervised the performance of another 30,000 autopsies. Dr. Nichols has testified in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and 24 other states on hundreds of occasions. He is qualified in Federal Courts as an expert.
Dr. Nichols provides expertise in matters of forensic pathology, clinical forensic medicine, causation of injury and defective medical devices. He is qualified as an expert in physical injuries of infants and children, adults and elderly. Dr. Nichols has given expert testimony in matters involving child abuse, domestic abuse, elder abuse, firearm injury, motor vehicle trauma, fires, explosions, aircraft fatalities, defective consumer devices, natural causes, occupational injury and allegations of medical negligence among other issues. Dr. Nichols has testified roughly on an equal basis for plaintiff and defendant in civil trials.
Commonwealth Medical Legal Services, Inc. was established on January 1, 1998 as a result of the demand for his expertise and professional services.