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What Makes a Successful Expert Witness

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Expert witnesses are a key component of many lawsuits, including medical malpractice cases, criminal prosecution, toxic torts, and other personal injury matters. Having an effective expert witness can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Read on for a discussion of several qualities of an effective expert witness, and call a seasoned medical expert… Read More »

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The Dangers of Early Discharge

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Hospitals are dealing with mounting pressures and financial incentives to shorten patient stays. Particularly as payment protocols transition to bundled reimbursements and hospitals face increased pressure for transparency and reporting due to allegations of historically overcharging patients, healthcare providers are implementing policies under which patients are being released sooner after serious procedures. At first… Read More »

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Does an Expert’s Own Medical Malpractice History Affect Their Qualifications or Testimony?

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Lawyers are extremely risk-averse by nature. When evaluating potential expert witnesses, any real or imagined red flag can cause an attorney to second-guess the expert’s qualifications and fitness to testify. If you are conducting due diligence on a physician as a potential expert for a medical malpractice case and you discover they have been… Read More »

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How to Determine if a Medical Malpractice Case is Worth Pursuing

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Medical malpractice cases are often more complex, more involved, and more difficult to win than a typical personal injury matter. Not only must the plaintiff show that they were harmed by a doctor’s conduct; they must also establish the relevant standard of medical care, specific to both the area of medicine and the procedure… Read More »

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What Are Common Medication Errors?

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Many malpractice cases arise because a healthcare professional made a mistake with regard to a patient’s medication at some point between prescription and distribution. Continue reading to learn about common medication errors, and contact a qualified medical expert with any additional questions or for help with a medical malpractice lawsuit. Failing to Account for… Read More »

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Checklist for Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Case

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Medical malpractice claims can be among the most complex types of personal injury cases. When pursuing a medical malpractice case, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Below, we discuss some of the key factors relevant to any malpractice claim. Call a qualified medical expert for assistance with case background or… Read More »

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What to Do When a Delayed Diagnosis Leads to Permanent Damage

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Medical malpractice can take many forms. While the prototypical malpractice claim involves a botched medical procedure, such as a surgery gone wrong, other types of negligent medical behavior can give rise to a malpractice claim. If you are misdiagnosed with the wrong condition, or if your physician otherwise fails to give you a diagnosis… Read More »

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Can an Expert Witness be Replaced if They’re Unavailable for Trial?

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You’ve spent months or, more likely, years building your case. You’ve gone through discovery and motion practice. You’ve retained your expert – best in the field. You have a brilliant expert report undeniably proving your side of the case, and your witness handled the deposition with ease. But then, on the eve of trial,… Read More »

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Difference Between Lay Witness and Expert Witness

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Lay witnesses and expert witnesses serve different functions in litigation, and the formalities surrounding the admission of each form of testimony differ as a result. Read on for a discussion of the primary differences between lay witness and expert witness testimony. If you need expert testimony, consultation, or advice in your litigation, call a… Read More »

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What’s the Max Number of Medical Experts in a Case?

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Many cases such as personal injury, toxic tort, or medical malpractice lawsuits require expert testimony to proceed. Experts from both sides are necessary to establish or refute negligence, causation, damages, and other specific factors relating to the matter. Many cases become a battle of the experts and turn on the experts’ respective credibility and… Read More »

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