Richard S. Kaplan, M.D., CLCP

Physician Life Care Planner

Welcome to

MD Medical Damages

MD Medical Damages is led by a Mayo Clinic-trained medical doctor specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.  Our team can help you to get an accurate medical assessment of current and future costs of care for your clients who have been involved in catastrophic or non-catastrophic litigation.



As a medical doctor with two decades of experience in rehabilitation and also a certified physician life care planner, Dr. Kaplan can also provide services beyond what a non-doctor could provide, such as life expectancy opinions, causation and treatment recommendations, authoring of care plans,  and critique of care plans.

Richard S. Kaplan, M.D.

  • Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • PM&R Training at Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota
  • Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP)
  • Additional Qualifications, American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science

Dr. Kaplan has over 2 decades of experience treating patients in many clinical settings who have complex pain and disability issues involving neurolgical, orthopedic, rheumatological, and medical diagnoses.  He also has extensive medicolegal and forensic experience providing medical damages, medical necessity, and causation opinions for plaintiffs, defendants, and state/federal governmental entities.

Catastrophic Injury Services by Physician

Medical Damages for Catastrophic Injury

We provide services for catastrophic injury cases including Life Care Plans by a Physician, Medical Cost Projections and Expert Witness and Consulting Medical Expert Services.

Medical Damages for Non Catastrophic Injury

Medical Cost for Non-Catastrophic Injury

We can provide accurate medical damages for your non-catastrophic injury cases all done by a US-based Physician.

Life Care Plan Review Services

Life Care Plan Review

Review the plaintiff’s proposed plan of care and provide the defense counsel an independent medical opinion.

biomechanical case review

Biomechanical Analysis

We will review your cases from an engineering or mechanical perspective with an understanding of how different parts of the human body react—and interact with external forces.

Life Expectancy Consulting Services

Injury Causation Expert

Our injury causation expert services can help you to prove or disprove causation of injuries in your case.


life expectancy

Life Expectancy Services

Life expectancy is a critical part of the calculation to determine settlement amounts and it is critical to your case to make sure it is correct.

Independent Medical Examinations (IME)

An independent medical exam can be conducted to determine the cause, extent and medical treatment of an injury where liability is at issue and whether any permanent impairment remains after treatment.  This can be done by itself or as part of a life care plan.

Book a Case Consultation

We are happy to set up a short telephone or electronic discussion regarding your case.  Schedule a case consultation today!