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Meet Dr. Santa

You can Depend on an Experienced,
Reliable, and Consistent Expert Witness

PME Consulting, LLC was founded by Pediatric Critical Care Physician Santa J. Bartholomew, M.D, and her husband Larry W. Bartholomew MBA, BSN, RN.  Since 1993, Dr. Bartholomew has built a strong reputation as a pediatric expert witness with an impressive educational background, aiding attorneys and their clients in strengthening cases, building solid defenses, and providing clarity by better explaining the details to help shed light on the medicine as it relates to the case at hand.

Dr. Santa Bartholomew, MD

Areas of Specialization

Medical Malpractice

Expert testimony is mainly used to help the jurors understand the plaintiff’s case and whether or not the defendant met the standard of care. Their main task is to explain how the plaintiff’s injuries occurred due to the defendant’s failure to provide the necessary care. In order to be considered an expert witness, a physician must have a vigorous and active clinical practice in the field of medicine. They must also have the necessary knowledge and experience to provide the jurors with the necessary information to make an informed decision. The expert’s main task is to explain how the defendant failed to provide the necessary care. They will then explain how this led to the plaintiff’s injuries. In order to provide context, the expert will have to talk about the procedures and practices followed by a doctor in the specialty.

Although an expert can rely on their own knowledge and experience, they can also incorporate industry standards and academic publications to support their opinions. In order to explain the plaintiff’s injuries, the expert will have to talk about other factors that could have caused them. For instance, if the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by the defendant’s negligence, the expert might have to explain how this was the main cause. The expert should be from the same field as the defendant, and they should have the necessary knowledge and experience to explain the type of incident that occurred in the case. Not every medical expert is a practicing doctor. For instance, some may be professors in medical schools.

Areas of Expertise

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)
  • Abusive Head Trauma (AHT)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child custody
  • Social services and CPS
  • Alcohol/Drug effects on infants
  • Munchausen Syndrome (MSP)
  • Respiratory Failure/ ARDS
  • Burn Care
  • Sepsis
  • Shock
  • Post-Op Care
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Kawasaki syndrome
  • Meningitis
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and Endocrine emergencies
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • ECMO
  • Pediatric Asthma
  • Poisoning
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pediatric Sedation
  • Pediatric Infections: group B strep sepsis, Herpes encephalitis, septic shock

Our Team

Led by Board Certified Pediatric Physician, Santa J. Bartholomew, MD, FAAP, FCCM, and bolstered by seasoned Legal Nurse Consultants and a team of professionals with deep experience in the healthcare industry, PME Consulting, LLC has earned a reputation as a leading pediatric medical expert firm. Attorneys have trusted the outcomes of critical cases to Dr. Bartholomew and her team since 1993. Learn more about each team member by clicking the button to read their full bios below.


Legal Nurse Consultant

Santa J Bartholomew M.D.


Medical Director | Expert

Larry W Bartholomew


Managing Director

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