About Steve Babitsky

Steven Babitsky, Esq. is the President of SEAK, Inc. – The Expert Witness Training Company ( Mr. Babitsky trains hundreds of experts each year and serves as a one-on- one consultant to expert witnesses. He has helped expert witnesses and their attorneys prepare for deposition in a broad range of cases, including antitrust, patent, medical malpractice, wrongful death, computer forensics, and many others. He has been brought in to train experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and The Federal Aviation Administration and worked with numerous forensic and financial companies including Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Babitsky is the co-author of the texts How to Prepare Your Expert Witness for Deposition; Depositions: The Comprehensive Guide for Expert Witnesses; How to Become a Dangerous Expert Witness: Advanced Techniques and Strategies; Writing and Defending Your Expert Report: The Step by-Step Guide with Models; How to Excel During Cross- Examination: Techniques for Experts That Work; The A-Z Guide to Expert Witnessing; and How to Excel During Depositions: Techniques for Experts That Work. Attorney Babitsky is the co-developer and trainer for the “How to Be an Effective Expert Witness” seminar, and the seminar leader (since 1990) for SEAK’s Annual National Expert Witness Conference. He was a personal injury trial attorney for twenty years and is the former managing partner of the firm Kistin, Babitsky, Latimer & Beitman. He may be contacted at 508-548-9443 or

How to Obtain New IME Referrals

Hi, I'm attorney Jim Mangraviti from SEAK. I'm with attorney Steve Babitsky from SEAK, and we're here to talk about how to get more IME business. Steve, how much effort should a doctor put in to get a new IME client, and why? Steve Babitsky: I would say at this point just about whatever it takes. A new [...]


How to Become a Physician Consultant

I'm Jim Mangraviti from SEAK, and I'm here with SEAK's President and Founder, Steve Babitsky. Can you give me some specific examples of physician consultants that you've worked with, kind of what they do and who pays them for it?   Steve Babitsky:          Sure. We've have hundreds of people go through our consulting course. One example would [...]


How Physicians Can Perform Disability Reviews for Insurance Companies

Hi, my name is Attorney Jim Mangraviti. I'm here with Attorney Steve Babitsky from SEAK, and we're going to talk briefly today about how physicians can perform disability reviews for insurance companies.   Steve, what is the role of the physician regarding reviewing disability claims?   Steve Babitsky:          Physicians are asked to review claims by insurance companies [...]


How to Become an Independent Medical Examiner

Hi, I'm Attorney Jim Mangraviti from SEAK, and I'm here with Attorney Steve Babitsky from SEAK. And today we're going to talk about how to become an independent medical examiner. Steve, what is an independent medical examiner, and what do IME doctors do? Steve Babitsky:          Independent medical examiners are physicians who examine for insurance companies and independent [...]


Physician Inventors: Raising Money

Physician inventors are often faced with the daunting task of raising capital to turn their invention into a profitable company. David Scharp, speaking at the SEAK Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians Conference gave some suggestions for potential sources of capital. These include: Source of Investors Yourself Family & Friends Partners Private Investors Sharks Angel Investors Venture Capital Investors Banks [...]


Physician Inventors and Medical Devices

A new study of premarket approval applications (PMAs) indicate that physician inventors are playing a significant role in inventing of medical devices. The study in Med Care of May 2013 entitled “How much do physician-entrepreneurs contribute to new medical devices” concluded: On average, physician-founded companies account for 11% of the information in PMAs, compared with 4% from nonphysician-founded [...]


Physician Inventors: Medical Devices

Physicians who encounter problems at work are now doing something about them with their medical device inventions. Physicians are in the best position to come up with medical devices to solve vexing problems they encounter in patient care. What kind of medical devices are physicians working on? Medical devices range from simple tongue depressors and bedpans to complex [...]


Physician Inventing: Protecting Your Idea

One of the challenges physician inventors face is protecting their ideas/inventions prior to disclosure for funding. Dr. David Scharp, speaking at the SEAK Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians Conference gave some bullet-point advice on the optimal ways to protect your invention. Optimal way is to submit a Provisional Patent to USPTO: Meets the First to File Requirement (see below) [...]


Physician Inventors Make Millions and Improve Lives

Physicians are struggling with decreasing revenues, the need to see more and more patients, and questions if they are really making a difference anymore. Many physicians are now turning toward inventing as a way to supplement their income and save and improve the lives of patients. One of the most striking examples of the success of physician inventors [...]


Physician File Reviews Are Increasing Dramatically

Physicians of all specialties are needed to do file and disability reviews. Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) these reviews are expected to increase dramatically in 2014 and 2015. These reviews are done in the physician’s home office and require no testifying as there is no physician-patient relationship. Many different types of companies are looking for physician [...]