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Dr. James Powell, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Birmingham, AL. His specialties include Legal Medicine. Dr. Powell is affiliated with Shelby Baptist Emergency Department and Trinity Medical Center. He speaks English.
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Specialties & Expertise
Dr. James Powell has the following 2 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 2 board certifications.
Legal medicine specialists advise on a variety of laws and regulations regarding health care and public health. This include disability claims, hospital law, privacy laws and physicians’ obligations and liabilities. They typically have a medical degree and a law degree so they're able to address specific legal issues that apply to medical professionals, hospitals and clinics.
Compared to forensic medicine, which deals with determining cause of death in criminal investigations, they deal with issues that impact patient care and they’re also typically involved in assessing illegal substance use in athletes.
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