Attorneys in many practice areas frequently work with medical expert witnesses. A medical expert witness is a subject matter expert that can explain complex medical/health care issues in a more simplified manner. Medicine is a highly specialized field, and medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys are often required to engage experienced medical expert witnesses to evaluate a case and provide testimony regarding standard of care, causation and damages. The task of identifying a credible expert witness can be daunting. Ultimately an expert’s opinion often makes or breaks a case. So, where and how should an attorney begin?
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018
It is well known in defense circles that the way to defend the case is to focus the case on the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s greedy lawyer. Years of propaganda and conservative talk shows have made the victims practically embarrassed to seek money damages. Trials, believe it or not, are about just one thing: Credibility. Credibility begins with authenticity: being who we are in spite of our warts and problems. Taking time to look at ourselves, what we do, why we do it, our values, our true loves and desires is where presenting damages that another human being has suffered, to a group of human beings, the jury, is where it must begin.