Friday, May 25, 2018



AMFS, the nation’s leading medical expert witness network and medico-legal consultants has partnered with CVN, the industry leader in providing live and on-demand coverage of high-stakes courtroom litigation. Together, AMFS and CVN are producing exclusively curated video content featuring medical expert witnesses in action at trial. AMFS medical experts will add to the video by authoring written commentary on each expert’s testimony and how it played an important role at trial.

New videos from CVN and commentary from AMFS will appear on the AMFS and CVN websites each week.

Dr. Katharine Wenstrom Concludes a Mother's Post-Partum, Catastrophic Brain Damage Could Have Been Avoided in $46M Med Mal Case

The Trial: Trabue v. Atlanta Women’s Specialists, a medical malpractice trial over the catastrophic brain damage a woman suffered in a collapse days after she gave birth.

The Expert: Dr. Katharine Wenstrom, an obstetrician, testifies for the plaintiff and concludes that complications from unchecked preeclampsia and a pulmonary edema likely caused the new mother’s heart to stop.

The Verdict: $45.8 million.

View AMFS Commentary on the Testimony

Dr. Harris Fisk on the Interplay Between a Truck Crash Victim’s TBI and PTSD in $53M Trial

The Trial: Lennig v. CRST, et al., a California damages-only trial over injuries two brothers suffered in a head-on collision with a semi-truck.

The Expert: Dr. Harris Fisk, a neurologist, testifying for the plaintiff on the traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other complications one of the brothers suffered as a result of the crash.

The Verdict: $52.89 million total.

View AMFS Commentary on the Testimony

Dr. Susan Bukata Details an Emergency Amputation, En Route to a $35M Award in a Motorcycle Crash Case

The Trial: Ekbatani v. Caltrans, a personal injury trial over leg injuries a motorcycle rider suffered in a collision with a taxi van.

The Expert: Dr. Susan Bukata, an orthopedic surgeon, testifying for the plaintiff about the injuries he suffered and the need to amputate his leg.

The Verdict: $35 million.

View AMFS Commentary on the Testimony

In $6M Wrongful Death Med Mal Trial, Dr. Hugo Cheng Outlines Bowel Obstruction Treatment Omissions

The Trial: Scoggins v. Smith, et al., a medical malpractice trial over the death of a 72-year-old hospital patient following a bowel obstruction. 

The Expert: Dr. Hugo Cheng, an internal medicine specialist at the University of California, San Francisco, testifies for the plaintiff on his belief that additional measures, such as a nasogastric tube CT scan and potential surgical consult, should have been implemented as part of the standard of care. 

The Verdict: $6 million.

View AMFS Commentary on the Testimony