Services

Services For Attorneys


David Jeppson

Experts on Blindness provides consultations and expert witness services related to the impact of blindness/visual impairment on a person's life. This is especially important in medical malpractice cases.


David has helped several attorneys involved in civil cases, on both district and federal levels, as well as criminal cases. He has assisted them in representing defendants, usually physicians who are challenged by grossly exaggerated claims of dependence and inability to work, as well as claims of exorbitant financial losses and future expenses.


He has also worked on behalf of several attorneys representing plaintiffs who have legitimate vocational and independent living needs and lifelong expenses as a result of sight loss.

Experts on Blindness provides accurate information about the impact of blindness on a person's life. That information is vital to assessing damages. Most vocational and disability experts know very little about blindness. Utilizing experts who do not have extensive training and experience working with blind persons can be very damaging to a case.


For the plaintiff this could result in overlooking significant issues. Life care plans could inadequately address the unique needs of the plaintiff.


On the other hand, the defendant faces the possibility of exorbitant claims based on emotion instead of factual information.


Experts on Blindness can provide accurate information and services related to educational, employment, vocational and independent living issues, orientation and mobility needs, adaptive technology, equal access, and other related areas of concern.

Other Services


Damages Expert

David has experience working with attorneys in civil cases on both the district and federal levels, as well as criminal cases. He has helped several attorneys representing defendants, usually physicians, who are challenged by grossly exaggerated claims of dependence and inability to work as well as claims of exorbitant financial losses and future expenses. He has also worked on behalf of several attorneys representing plaintiffs who have legitimate vocational and independent living needs and lifelong expenses as a result of sight loss. Understanding blindness is critical to developing a comprehensive life care plan or evaluating the appropriateness of a plan developed by the opposing party.

Life Care Plans

Experts on Blindness will evaluate an existing life care plan to provide an additional expert opinion about the plan, or can help life care planners craft a care plan tailored to a person's specific needs.

Standards of Care Expert

David has experience as a standard of care expert as it relates to blindness professionals. If you need expertise to determine if a blindness organization or blindness professional has met the standard of care that caused injury to a blind person, then Experts on Blindness should be able to help you.

Employment Discrimination

David has expertise and experience working with the EEOC on cases involving employment discrimination. He can also consult with attorneys representing an employer who feels they are being wrongfully charged with employment discrimination based on blindness.

Experts On Blindness can also:

  • Provide comprehensive evaluations of persons who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Provide expert testimony.
  • Research costs, services, and resources.
  • Provide Orientation and Mobility Evaluation and Training to persons of all ages with visual impairments.

Are Blindness Issues Unique?


Consider the following:


  • Blindness affects a small incidence group representing only about 0.2% of the population, or 2 people out of 1,000.
  • For most people the fear of blindness is significantly higher than any other health issue or condition, including cancer. It is second only to the fear of death.
  • Many states have two separate vocational rehabilitation agencies, one serving people who are blind and another serving all other disabilities.
  • Those states that have only one vocational rehabilitation agency typically have two separate departments, one for persons who are blind and another serving all other disabilities.
  • The Social Security Administration has separate rules and regulations related to benefits and work incentives for persons who are blind.