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Primary Area of Expertise

Cardiopulmonary Diseases

Profile

Dr. James Lineback is a multiple board-certified pulmonary internist with a strong background in physiology and has maintained a private practice in chest medicine since 1984. He has provided expert witness services for over 25 years in medical malpractice and personal injury cases, including over 500 depositions and over 50 trial appearances. He specializes in defining the Life Expectancy and Cause of Death in Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injury Cases.

Dr. Lineback has also been involved in the education of medical students, interns and residents since 1986, and is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. His course is entitled Pathophysiology and Mechanisms of Disease.

Litigation Support Service:
Specific Area of Expertise:  Life Expectancy and Cause of Death in Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injury cases
a. whether injury/event contributed to the cause of death
b. life expectancy absent the injury/event

Other Areas of Expertise: Asthma, Respiratory Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Septic Shock and Post-Op Complications

Education & Licenses

California License: G-37012

B.S., Chemistry, Illinois State University, 1971
M.S., Human Anatomy, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1974
M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1977

Internship (Rotating) - LAC/USC Medical Center, 1977-1978
Residency (Internal Medicine) - LAC/USC Medical Center, 1978-1980
Chief Resident (Internal Medicine) - LAC/USC Medical Center, 1980-1981
Fellowship (Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine) - University of California, Irvine, 1981-1983
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California Riverside School of Medicine: 1997 - present