Finding the Right Neurology Expert Witness

Choosing the right neurologist to serve as a neurology expert witness in your medical malpractice or personal injury claim is essential to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. The expert must have experience with the subject matter, feel comfortable in a deposition or in a court appearance, and have the ability to clearly express his or her opinions. (more…)

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Expert vs. Expert: Using an Opposition Medical Expert Witness to Full Capacity

In any personal injury or medical malpractice case, both sides are likely to rely upon medical expert witnesses. It is necessary, even in the event that an attorney intends to fully depose the plaintiff’s medical expert witness, to consider whether or not hiring your own expert witness will be beneficial. (more…)

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The Billing and Coding Expert Witness Exposes Fraudulent Billing Practices

The U.S. Justice Department joined whistle-blower Karin Berntsen’s lawsuit against Prime Healthcare Services. PHS is charged with fraudulent billing practices in order to receive higher reimbursements from Medicare patients. As a…

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Proper Communication Skills When Giving Depositions or Trial Testimony

An oncology medical expert witness can add tremendous value to a legal case, but he or she may not be accustomed to the preferred speaking style and communication skills necessary to succeed in court.

It is just as important to determine how an individual will communicate with the court and provide testimony as it is to carefully evaluate the expert’s background. Remember that the jury will be made up of people who have to make a determination about both the credibility of the expert witness and the testimony.

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What Attorneys Should Know About Medical Expert Witness Disqualification

All of the work involved in selecting the right medical expert witness and preparing him or her for report drafting and court appearances can go to waste if opposing counsel attempts to disqualify the expert.

In most cases, one should expect the opposing side to call the expert’s credibility into question, but in other situations, it may involve an attempted disqualification of the expert witness entirely. (more…)

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