Four Tips When Obtaining an Independent Medical Examination

Obtaining an independent medical examination is crucial to any legal case involving injuries or alleged medical malpractice.

When a patient believes he or she has sustained critical injuries at the hands of another individual, a medical malpractice or a personal injury lawsuit may ensue. In some situations, there may be a criminal lawsuit as well if assault or violent harm is involved. (more…)

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Advising an Oncology Expert Witness about the Importance of 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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