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What Can Expert Witnesses Testify To?

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State and federal evidentiary rules and case law limit the types of expert opinions that are admissible in court. Expert testimony is limited to matters of scientific, technical, or otherwise specialized knowledge, about which a jury might not know. Experts can testify about matters covered by their own expertise, so long as their opinions… Read More »

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Do I Need an Expert Witness?

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Medical experts are a vital part of many lawsuits, whether they involve medical malpractice, defective products, or other personal injuries. When you are building your case, it is important to ask whether you need an expert witness, either to advise you on the matter or as a necessary element to establish your side of… Read More »

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Who Can Be an Expert Witness?

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If you have a medical malpractice case, an expert opinion is invaluable. You need a strong, persuasive, and admissible expert opinion to either prove your claims or disprove the claims of the plaintiff. In many instances, the battle of the experts will be determinative of the outcome of the matter, often on summary judgment…. Read More »

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Common Types of Medical Malpractice

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The medical expert at Neurosurgery Medlegal Services, LLC, has provided opinions and testimony in cases spanning the gamut of medical malpractice claims. While there are many esoteric types of medical malpractice, there are a few common errors made by hospitals and physicians that regularly serve as the basis for medical malpractice claims. Continue reading… Read More »

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What Do You Need in Order to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

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Medical malpractice cases can be complicated, expensive, difficult affairs. Patients who are harmed by healthcare professionals may not know whether they were harmed as a result of the negligence of their healthcare provider or if instead, they simply did not get the benefits from a procedure for which they were hoping or expecting. There… Read More »

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How Do You Choose An Expert Witness?

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Whether you are a plaintiff’s attorney bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit or an insurance company trying to avoid a large payout, it is vital that you have an experienced, qualified, and effective expert in your corner.  Picking a good expert can mean the difference between a massive payout and your whole case falling apart. … Read More »

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Finding and Vetting a Qualified Expert Witness

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The outcome of many medical malpractice, product liability, and tort lawsuits can hinge on the quality of testimony offered by an expert witness. The importance of expert witness testimony makes it crucial to select the right expert when preparing for trial or summary judgment. Countless individuals are holding themselves out as a leading source… Read More »

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How Long Does It Take to Get an IME Back?

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The results of an Independent Medical Examination (IME) can provide critical evidence in a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit. For this reason, counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants are often eager to see the results of the examination and determine what their next steps will be in response. Learn more below about the… Read More »

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Physician Peer Review is on the Rise. Here’s Why.

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The physician peer review process is a way of evaluating a medical professional’s performance on the job. A peer review may be carried out for a number of reasons, many of which are on the rise. Learn more below about the cause of the rising rate of physician peer reviews, and speak with a… Read More »

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What Happens During an Independent Medical Examination?

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When claims for workers’ compensation insurance benefits are disputed, the opinion of a neutral physician may provide helpful insight into the injured worker’s condition and prognosis. This examination, known as an Independent Medical Examination or IME (sometimes known as a Compulsory Medical Examination or CME), may often be requested by a workers’ compensation insurer,… Read More »

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