Bernard W. Freedman, J.D.,M.P.H. is an attorney at law and an active member of the California State Bar since 1976. (State Bar number 70888). He has specialized in medical legal law and acted as consultant in clinical bioethics and health law. He consults with physicians, patients and hospitals with a primary focus on cancer patients and end of life stage bioethics dilemmas.
Mr. Freedman is the past Chair of the Medical Ethics Committee at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City California where he developed procedures and protocols for bioethics consultations and end of life issues, including the medical legal aspects of withdrawing and withholding life sustaining treatment and emergency meetings to determine the medical and legal issues and conflicts in care for specific patients.
He has lectured internationally at the Third International Conference On Sources Of Contemporary Law, in Jerusalem, Israel in July 1996: entitled “Counsel’s Ethical Responsibilities to help the Judge and Jury Arrive at the Truth,” subsequently published by the Jewish Legal Heritage Society, Jerusalem Israel.
He has also provided continuing medical education classes for physicians.