Beginning primarily with Individual Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Nursing Home cases, Wilma launched Med-Expertise, LLC (MEL), and was soon joined by daughter, Melissa J. Couch. The dynamic mother-daughter duo’s winning effort for the high-profile Breast Implant Docket was followed by work on such landmark projects as Rezulin, Fen Phen, Vioxx, Zyprexa, Ortho Evra, HRT, and many more. MEL was also instrumental in setting up Fen Phen clinics nationwide, where clients could be evaluated for potential heart defects that resulted from taking the drug.
MEL lobbied their quality results, efficient processes, and cost-effective pricing to quickly become the legal industry’s go-to source for trusted medical reviews and experienced expert witnesses. In 2001, with an impressive client base, unique work product, and an unsurpassed reputation, Melissa took the helm as MEL made the leap into the world of Mass Tort Litigation. The result has been a resounding success.
In 2016, Melissa rebranded the company, changing its name to MEDICAL ELITE, LLC to better reflect the broad scope of services MEL now offers. Medical Elite, LLC will still be known as “MEL” because it will continue to carry on the great reputation, tradition, and history first created by Melissa and her mother, Wilma, while also embracing new medical services, evolving business trends, and breakthrough technology crucial to both the existing and emerging marketplaces.