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When to Use a Neurosurgeon Expert

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Expert witnesses are a necessary part of many lawsuits. Whether your claims involve medical malpractice, personal injury, workplace disability, or other medical issues, it’s vital to have an experienced medical expert on your side–for the plaintiff or defense. When the case turns on neurological damage, you need assistance from a certified neurosurgeon. Continue reading… Read More »

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Establishing the Standard of Care With a Medical Expert Witness

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Expert witnesses are an important element of many legal proceedings. In some cases, such as medical malpractice matters, expert witnesses are all but necessary (and in many states, legally required). Winning a medical malpractice case requires establishing the medical standard of care and explaining how the defendant healthcare professional’s conduct failed to meet that… Read More »

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Questions Expert Witnesses Need to Be Able to Answer at Deposition/Trial

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Providing an expert opinion in a legal matter is about more than applying scientific principles to facts. The expert witness must be willing and able to withstand heavy questioning and extreme scrutiny from opposing counsel during a deposition and while testifying at trial. Below, we cover several of the most important areas of questioning… Read More »

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Expert Witness Credibility: What Can Influence Perception?

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Expert witnesses are judged on several criteria, fairly or unfairly. Their success in the courtroom depends on many factors that, combined, affect whether the jury finds the expert credible and their opinion persuasive. Read on for a discussion of what makes an expert witness credible and successful, and call an effective medical expert witness… Read More »

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Why and When Medical Expert Witness/Testimony is Needed

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Medical expert witnesses are an essential element of many lawsuits, including medical malpractice cases, products liability matters, or other personal injury claims. In many cases, a medical expert’s opinion is a baseline requirement before a claim can even be filed. Below, we discuss how and when a medical expert’s testimony may be used by… Read More »

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Common Mistakes Attorneys Make When Using Expert Witnesses

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Expert testimony can make or break your case. A reliable expert can help you track down valuable evidence, advise on how to interpret evidence you do locate, and convince a judge or jury that your side of the dispute has merit. An expert opinion, however, is only as good as the legal work around… Read More »

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What Are the Different Kinds of Expert Witnesses?

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Expert witnesses come in many forms. For every type of litigation, there are a number of expert witnesses who may have useful testimony or advice to offer. Experts can be used to help prepare for a case, identify potential claims, gather relevant evidence, or testify on behalf of a litigant. Below, we discuss some… Read More »

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When Does a Treating Physician Become an Expert Witness?

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We typically think of an expert witness as an isolated contractor, brought in at the onset of a legal dispute to build an opinion and testify about a matter to which they have no connection. Sometimes, however, a more direct “witness” may also have technical or scientific expertise relevant to the case. In a… Read More »

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The Role of Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases

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Expert witnesses form the crux of many legal matters, especially when it comes to medical malpractice. Having a qualified, effective medical expert on your trial team can be the difference between a large payout and having the case dropped entirely. Below, we discuss the role of the medical expert in a medical malpractice case…. Read More »

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Concussions Can Trigger PTSD Symptoms

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition most often associated with military service, surviving child abuse, or otherwise going through an emotionally traumatic event. Research conducted recently has discovered that survivors of physically traumatic events, particularly concussions by way of traumatic brain injury, may experience symptoms similar to patients suffering from PTSD. Continue… Read More »

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