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When an Attorney Calls With a Deadline


The attorney, a client working with us for the first time, called me on a Monday afternoon at 4 p.m., under pressure to meet a filing deadline by midnight that night. He needed a medical expert witness in a narrow field of medicine, cardiac electrophysiology.

“We have two doctors who can review this case tonight,” I told him. “‘Tonight?’ he said, a little bit in disbelief. ‘Yes, tonight.’ I said, much to his relief.”

The cardiac electrophysiology medical expert witness reviewed the case during the specified timeframe. The attorney met his deadline, remarking that he put tremendous faith in the credibility and knowledge of the expert I had...

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