Why BLIND REVIEW?
We provide the infrastructure to cultivate unbiased and reliable expert opinions jurors can trust.
WHO IS BLIND REVIEW?
Blind Review is a third-party conduit that provides the infrastructure to have expert witnesses conduct blind prospective reviews of healthcare provider performance. Blind Review curates the medical records and presents them in an organized secure digital format that places the expert into the shoes of the treating healthcare provider while shielding the expert from knowledge of patient outcome, the parties, and attorneys. This results in an unbiased and trustworthy opinion that can be relied upon with confidence.
By acting as a conduit between the attorney and the expert, Blind Review eliminates six biases (perspective, hiring, financial, retrospective, relationship, identity, and specialty) and delivers the most honest, fair review possible. In circumstances where there are competing expert opinions, a compelling and highly persuasive case is made to jurors, courts and other decision-makers, drawing a stark contrast between a trustworthy, reliable Blind Review expert against an unblinded counterpart.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Blind Review founder, Stephanie Franckewitz, has over two decades of experience representing clients in complex medical malpractice and wrongful death actions, trying multiple cases to verdict. Stephanie recognizes the power of a Blind Review expert witness, understanding first-hand the importance of the Blind Review Process™ in achieving truly objective opinions and analysis. She has been consistently recognized by her peers as a “Super Lawyer’ and “Best Lawyer” indicating a ranking amongst the top 5% of lawyers in her practice area. She has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cincinnati by Super Lawyers and awarded Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers.
Stephanie is a graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University. She obtained an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of West Virginia University where she earned a BSBA in Marketing.
What does it cost?
Blind Review is a custom service, delivering intricately designed blind expert reviews covering multiple specialty perspectives as dictated by each case’s unique set of facts and circumstances. For additional information on quotes, see here.
Are Expert Fees Covered?
No. All expert fees are paid by you, except for certain types of limited Radiology and Pathology reviews. See more information on quotes here.
Can I choose my own experts?
Yes! You can retain control over which experts you want Blind Review™ to contact on your behalf.
Will Blind Review find experts for me?
Yes! While most of our clients prefer to choose their own experts, we offer a selection service for an additional fee. See here for pricing.
How Are Expert Retainers Handled?
If your expert requires a retainer before reviewing the case, you will be notified of the required amount. Blind Review will issue the retainer fee to the expert once the retainer fee is received from your firm. The expert’s receipt of the retainer fee will not jeopardize the objectivity of their review since they will receive it directly from Blind Review.
What about security?
Security is paramount to you AND to Blind Review. Blind Review is hosted on one of the world’s most secure, trusted platforms. We utilize leading edge security protocols including multifactor authentication (MFA) for secure access.
Case records are securely uploaded to our platform. Data in transit is encrypted utilizing industry-standard protocols to protect data as it is loaded up to our platform. Data at rest is also fully encrypted, so that lawyers, doctors and partners can rest assured that we are providing the very best care for all data. Blind Review only partners with firms that employ the same policies.