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.
A neurology medical expert can be called upon when the severity of injury is in question or when there are complex neurological concepts that need to be simplified for the officers of the court or jury. An expert witness who is familiar with the medical issues in the case and vastly experienced in this area is essential.
Cases in which to consider a neurology expert witness include:
- Neurodevelopmental disabilities
- Debate regarding future impact of a condition for the patient in question
- Movement disorders
- Nerve tumors
- Spinal injuries
- Brain injuries
- In a disagreement regarding the emergence of a patient’s condition
In any case, finding the right expert witness is not as simple as finding any neurologist. It is important to find the right neurologist. Within the field of neurology there are many subspecialties, and identifying a practicing, leading expert in the neurological subspecialty in question can be the factor that helps your case. The expert should have the appropriate neurological training and experience as well as ability to speak to the nuances of the case, in order to adequately perform during cross examination.
Regardless of the neurological questions presented, the neurology expert witness should be able to clearly explain how the afflicted patient was impacted, in both medical and lay terminology, so the court can comprehend the potential damage of a neurological injury.
Not every neurology expert witness or physician with a focus on neurology is qualified to provide credible and comprehensible testimony, so it is essential to identify someone who is capable of both, while also presenting an overall professional demeanor.
At Elite Medical Experts, we go beyond basic database searches used by referral services, and our team of physicians and nurses will identify a neurology expert witnesses based on the unique facts of your case. Contact us today to find the right neurology expert witness for your case.