Whether a lawsuit is based in personal injury, an intellectual property challenge, a mass tort, or any other number of areas, oftentimes a major aspect figuring into a jury’s decision is the weight and reliability of testimony provided by expert witnesses on both the plaintiff and defense side
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A seemingly authoritative medical expert witness may not meet the high standards of the court. Federal Rules 702 through 706 establish the standards for expert witness testimony, outlining both the credentials expected of an expert witness and the standards for methodology and evidence quality
Having an expert witness on both sides often intensifies scrutiny to set one apart from the other.
Medical malpractice cases often hinge on expert witness testimony, which is used to assess, analyze and verify key issues and bring clarity to complex debates.
Cases involving medical malpractice and other health-related disputes often have very high stakes—in terms of both reputational risk and the monetary amount the lawsuit seeks. These high stakes warrant serious consequences for an improperly vetted medical expert, even for professionals with the best of intentions. The following four reasons further underscore why you need to validate your own medical expert witness.