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Future Medical Treatment: Methodology

When physicians conclude that a car accident victim needs radiofrequency ablations (RFAs) for life, the court may intervene to limit this testimony. The US District Court (E.D. Louisiana) dealt with physicians who opined that the plaintiff would need RFAs for the remainder of his life. The life care planner relied on this opinion to formulate… read more

Life Care Planner on Future Medical Expenses

The US district court E.D. California in Hannah v. United States of America (E.D. California 2019) dealt with a medical malpractice case. In the case it is alleged that the plaintiff underwent surgery to remove a neck abscess and woke up a quadriplegic. A nurse life care planner submitted a last-minute report supplementing your prior… read more

Hospital Expert Witness on Diagnostic Errors

By Stephen Broomes MD Introduction Diagnostic errors are a failure to provide an accurate and timely explanation of the patient’s health problems or communicate that explanation to the patient (World Health Organization). Scope of the problem: Diagnostic errors affect an estimated 12 million Americans, and likely cause more harm to patients than all other medical… read more

Why Experts Should Not Accept “Last Minute” Cases

When expert witnesses accept “last minute” cases their exposure to Daubert challenges and other problems increase drastically. In a recent case in the US District Court EE California, a nurse life care planner accepted a life care planning assignment on 9/26/2018 with an expert disclosure date of 10/2/2018. As you might expect, her deposition testimony… read more

Intimidating Expert Witness

How far can an attorney go in attacking and trying to discredit an expert witness? The U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Cir dealt with an attorney who in, in a used car dispute: …went after the plaintiff’s expert witness, Donald Szczesniak. Brodsky accused Szczesniak of fabricating expert reports in this and other cases, and he… read more

Cardiology Expert Witness on Undiagnosed Myocardial Contusion Injury

By: John A. Filip, MD There are more than 6 million auto accidents each year in the United States with 3 million people inured and 2 million experiencing permanent injuries. Undiagnosed myocardial contusion injuries (MCI) in the emergency department after blunt thoracic trauma (BTT) in MVAs is a serious and life threatening situation. Myocardial Contusion… read more

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