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Medical Damages

Expert Witness Profile

Thomas (Tom) James Dawson III is the Founder and CEO of TD&P Consulting, Inc., a leading Washington DC area healthcare policy and litigation support firm. He serves as an expert witness in Federal and State Court and has offered his opinion on matters involving medical costs, health insurance, reasonable value, and the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Dawson's testimony on the valuation of future medical expenses in the California case, Cuevas v. Contra County (2017) is considered groundbreaking. The court held that Mr. Dawson's opinion about the market value of future medical services, which included evidence of commercial insurance rates and Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, was permissible. The decision and his testimony changed the discussion about healthcare costs and medical damages. Beyond the Cuevas decision, Mr. Dawson's work is highly regarded in the legal community. He is frequently asked to advise legal teams on reasonable value and the Affordable Care Act. To date, Mr. Dawson has supported the work of numerous litigators including those representing municipalities. He has also been retained by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to assist in the determination of medical damages. Mr. Dawson has worked on Capitol Hill as the Health Care Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business providing guidance on healthcare reform matters and assisting with the development and passage of the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Dawson has also served as an Attorney and a Health Pension Law Specialist with the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration, and he has been quoted in the Financial Times and is the author of several articles on medical damages.

Education & Licenses

Morehouse College - Philosophy and Biology, University of Florida - Master of Art and PhD (ABD) in Philosophy with a Specialization in the Philosophy of Social Science (Medical Ethics), George Washington University School Law - Juris Doctorate, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health - Master's in Public Health.