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MEDICAL EXPERTS

There are numerous experts who are more than willing to provide testimony for medical malpractice and personal injury litigation cases. Finding the right one is crucial to the strength of your particular case.

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CHRONOLOGY MATTERS

A medical chronology is a record of the medical events in their occurrence. Because of our large database of registered legal nurses, we are able to assist attorneys and insurance providers regarding their need for chronologies for personal injury cases.

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TECHNICAL WITNESS

There are numerous technical expert witnesses who are more than willing to provide testimony of a technical or scientific nature in support of litigation. Finding the ideal individual is crucial to the strength of your-particular case.

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NON-LEGAL CONSULTING

Since 1983, Medical Advisors, Inc./Technical Network® Consulting Service, has been connecting experts with attorneys, corporations, municipalities, government agencies and insurance companies. We have grown at an accelerated rate handling cases from coast to coast as well as internationally.

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INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS (IME)

Because of our large database of board-certified medical practitioners, we are able to assist attorneys and insurance providers regarding their need for physicians to conduct independent medical examinations in many different areas of expertise.

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DIRECTORY OF EXPERT SPECIALTIES

We provide top ranked and Board-certified Medical and Technical Expert Witnesses. Depend on us for cases including: Medical Malpractice, Hospital Negligence, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Insurance Litigation and Product Liability.

What is a Medical Expert Witness?

A medical expert witness examines the relevant facts of a medical-related case. They are a medical practitioner, nurse, or other licensed healthcare specialist with the experience, licensing, and skills that qualify them to testify before the court on a particular medical case.

The primary function of a medical expert witness is to provide the court with an independent opinion on the clinical issues involved in a case to help the court make a decision on matters falling within that expert’s specialist field. Their role is to understand the facts of the case, consider the questions asked of them, and formulate an opinion on the clinical issues based on their experience and qualifications. Medical expert witnesses are asked to render opinions. As to assess the facts pertaining to cases within their related medical specialty.

Attorneys often use a medical expert witness in medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits. They expert may be called to testify on different issues directly related to healthcare professional experience. These matters may include articulating standard of care, long-term impacts of a particular health condition, cause of injuries, or misdiagnosis and damages. Attorneys often utilize medical experts during both the discovery and trial stages. Findings can help attorneys understand and assess if the case warrants filing a lawsuit. Expert analysis and testimonies are essential as the case progresses to discovery and trial.

The medical expert witness prepares written statements, provides testimony by describing the injury, the cause of pain and suffering, and other problems experienced by the victim. They will break down the technicalities, scientific terminology, and medical complexities in a case, so that anyone without medical training can understand the key aspects of the case.

It is their role to provide the hard facts in a case. Keep in mind that a medical expert witness is not the treating doctor. While their independent and objective opinion is provided at the request of either party involved in a case, their key role is to assist the court rather than the party who hires them. Any opinion, comments or reports given by a medical expert witness must be credible, defensible, objective, and unbiased. Their opinion helps the court decide the matter brought before it.

It is important to know that expert witness roles can range from offering opinions on liability and causation issues, considering a breach of duty in a clinical negligence claim, or to examine a claimant and discuss issues like their treatment and what could be offered. A medical expert witness is not the same as a professional witness. The former offers independent expert medical opinion on a case, while the latter is requested to provide testimony solely on the observed facts of a case.

A qualified medical expert witness can offer an opinion about the medical issue related to the case. The opinion is generally rendered during the discovery stage of trial. Generally, witnesses are not allowed to offer opinions about the facts at hand. However, expert’s opinions are an exception to this rule.

It is vital that a medical expert witness be board-certified in a specific medical specialty and hold equivalent specialist expert witness qualifications, have a current, valid, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in their area of expertise.

Federal Rules for the Medical Expert Witnesses

The FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE, ARTICLE VII: OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY Rule 702. Testimony by Expert Witnesses describes the needed qualifications as follows:

A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the form of an opinion or otherwise if:

(a) the expert’s scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will help the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in issue;

(b) the testimony is based on sufficient facts or data;

(c) the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods; and

(d) the expert has reliably applied the principles and methods to the facts of the case.

The medical expert witness must ensure there are no problems with his or her credentials and qualifications. His or her pertinent knowledge may face examination immediately by the judge and opposing legal counsel to determine a fit for the case. The judge and other counsel will question his or her methods.

A medical expert witness must be able to state opinions with “reasonable medical certainty” to earn expert status. The medical expert witness must have the ability to aid the judge or jury in reaching a more compelling conclusion about the facts of the case than what they would have concluded without an expert’s testimony.

The best medical experts are the ones who can clearly articulate the medical treatment process to a judge and jury without intimidating or confusing them. The statements of their testimony can be beneficial in a variety of legal cases.

There are recommended basic ethical requirements a medical expert witness should uphold. They should testify honestly, completely, and objectively based on their qualifications as well as review current standards of practice at the time of the alleged occurrence. The medical expert witness should be prepared to state whether the testimony presented is based on personal experience, specific clinical references, or generally accepted opinion in the specialty or subspecialty field. Compensation should be reasonable and appropriate to the time and effort given for preparation of depositions and court appearances. It is unethical for them to establish a fee arrangement dependent on the outcome of the case. The medical expert witness should be aware that transcripts of court proceedings and courtroom testimony are public records, subject to independent peer review.

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