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Special Requirements for Medical Malpractice Expert Testimony
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When it comes to medical malpractice cases, there can be a discrepancy in opinion between even the most qualified experts. In order to ensure that, while varied, expert witness testimony is neither misleading, deceptive, or fraudulent, states often have special requirements for expert testimony. This post explores some stipulations unique to particular jurisdictions that are important to consider when finding an expert.
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Read the full article: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/special-requirements-for-medical-malpractice-expert-testimony/
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“Reasonable Degree Of Certainty”: Understanding What The Phrase Entails
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Experts across all practice area use the phrase “a reasonable degree of certainty” to express the likelihood that their conclusion is accurate. However, despite its ubiquity, interpretations of the phrase can be as fluid and varied as the fields of expertise and opinions it is used to describe. But is there a concrete definition for this phrase beyond its general acceptance in the courtroom?
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Read the full article: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/reasonable-degree-of-certainty-understanding-what-the-phrase-entails/
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Computer Simulations in The Courtroom: an Expert Perspective
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Computer simulation is a powerful courtroom tool, but simulations can produce faulty conclusions if they rely on invalid techniques. If an opposing expert's testimony relies on a simulation, the ability to determine if it is a valid representation of the events depicted may be invaluable to your case. This post covers the process for evaluating an expert’s simulation before trial.
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Read the full article: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/computer-simulations-in-the-courtroom-an-expert-perspective/
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Emoji Literacy and the Law: Interpreting and Assessing Emotional Context
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Emojis have become a language of their own, and interpreting “emoji language” has become an important part of an increasing number of legal cases worldwide. But what kind of professional is best equipped to serve as an "emoji" expert? This post covers how experts weighed in on a number of recent cases hinging on emoji interpretation.
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Read the full article: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/emoji-literacy-and-the-law/
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Independent Medical Examinations: 3 Ways To Avoid Suspected Physician Bias
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Independent medical examiners are called on to assess whether a treating physician’s conclusions are justified. However, fact finders often treat IME findings with suspicion, citing personal or financial motives for the physician to warp their findings. This post covers three key steps that can debunk the other side’s perception that your IME physician's findings are tainted by biases.
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Read the full article: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/independent-medical-examinations-3-ways-to-avoid-suspected-physician-bias/
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Expert Witnesses in High-Profile Litigation: Three Defining Trials
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From product liability to criminal law, expert witnesses have left their mark in some of the country’s most famous and infamous trials of the 20th century. In some of the most publicized cases, testimony from expert witnesses has had the power to turn tides for the defense and even cause grounds for the dismissal of major cases. See how the expert witnesses weighed in on three of the highest stakes trials in American history.
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Read the full article: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/expert-witnesses-high-profile-litigation-three-defining-trials/
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Expert Witness Disclosure Rules: Consulting vs. Testifying Experts
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If you plan to use an expert in your case, make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules for disclosure of expert witnesses. The type of expert you elect to use, as well as your jurisdiction, will dictate rules for expert witness disclosure in both civil versus criminal cases. Consult this guide before disclosing your expert witness to ensure you won’t create another credible witness for the other side.
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Read the full article: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/expert-witness-disclosure-rules-consulting-vs-testifying-experts
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Top 10 Rules For Requesting Low-Cost Medical Records Under HITECH/HIPAA
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In 2009, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was passed to expand individuals’ rights to receive electronic copies of their health information. The Act modified the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Act by providing seamless methods for patients to request their health records at lower costs through a simple patient’s letter. In this article, discover how your firm can leverage the federal HITECH act to gain access to significantly cheaper medical records.
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Read the full article: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/top-ten-rules-for-requesting-low-cost-medical-records-under-hitech-hipaa/
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Expert Witness Deposition Questions: A Comprehensive Guide
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A successful deposition of the other side’s expert witness depends on formulating an appropriate plan of attack. Not every line of questioning will fit every case, so careful consideration must be given the case theme. Consult this guide for various lines of attack on the opposing side’s forensic expert that challenge the scientist’s work and competence, as well as the integrity of the evidence.
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Read the full article: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/expert-witness-deposition-questions-a-comprehensive-guide/
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Working With Forensic Expert Witnesses: A Litigator's Guide
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If the theory of your case hinges on some aspect of forensic science, it's vital to retain a knowledgeable forensic expert. Consult this guide for key indicators that should inform your decision to hire a forensic expert, information on testing procedures, and best practices in determining the appropriate forensic professionals to assist you throughout the litigation process.
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Read the full article: https://www.theexpertinstitute.com/working-with-forensic-expert-witnesses-a-litigation-guide/
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