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Expert Witness Fees – How Much Should an Expert Witness Charge

According to SEAK’s 2024 Survey of Expert Witness Fees which surveyed over 1,600 expert witnesses: The median hourly fee for file review/preparation for all experts responding is $450/hour. The median hourly fee for depositions for all experts responding is $475/hour. The median hourly fee for testifying in court for all experts responding is $500/hour. 64%… read more

Military Compensation Expert Witness: Understanding How Damages are Calculated

By: Michael McCarthy When a member of the military has been involved in an accident, understanding the impact of the injury on his or her future earnings can be important. A military compensation expert witness can help in determining this amount. The men and women of today’s armed forces are true professionals, and they are… read more

Opioid Toxicology Expert Witness: Understanding Opioid Toxicology

By: Allison Muller Pharm.D, D.ABAT, FAACT The Difference Between Opiates and Opioids Opiates are naturally occurring compounds derived from the opium poppy plant, namely morphine and codeine. Opioids are artificial and are either fully synthetic (e.g., fentanyl) or semi-synthetic drugs (e.g., heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone). Both opioids and opiates attach to opioid receptors, which are nerve… read more

Catheter Infection Expert Witness: Background, Diagnosis and Management

By John P. Lieberman MD, CPHQ Background: A catheter is a flexible tube that is inserted into the body with the purpose of withdrawal of fluids from (or introduction of fluids or a device into) a body cavity. Catheters are often a routine part of medical care in 2022. There are many different types of… read more

Spinal Epidural Abscess (SEA) Expert Witness: Background, Diagnosis and Treatment

By: Paul Louis, MD Introduction Back pain is one of the most frequent symptoms that patients come to the emergency department for.  In fact, there are over 3,000,000 visits to the emergency department annually for back symptoms (1). Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare diagnosis in which there is an infection within the skull… read more

CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Expert Witness: Diagnosis, Symptoms & Treatment

By Adam Carinci, MD Background: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is defined as continuing chronic regional pain which can be spontaneous and/or evoked and disproportionate to the severity of the inciting event that lasts beyond the normal time frame expected. CRPS is a neurologic disorder of an unpredictable clinical course. It is characterized by extreme… read more

Ejection Fraction Expert Witness: Using the Ejection Fraction for Detection, Treatment, and Prognosis of Heart Injury after Motor Vehicle Accidents

By John R. Filip, MD When a person sustains a heart injury from a motor vehicle accident (MVA), the ejection fraction (EF) is a tool that detects heart damage from MVA, and guides treatment and prognosis decisions. In MVA litigation, an ejection fraction expert witness can explain how the EF value is used for detection,… read more

Prisoner Medical Clearance Expert Witness: What Happens in the Emergency Room?

By, Brian Pisula, MD, FAAEM  Introduction Emergency Departments (EDs) regularly evaluate and treat individuals in custody by law enforcement, local jails as well as state and federal prisons. An emergency physician can be asked to evaluate a patient prior to that individual being incarcerated. Alternatively, an individual who has already been incarcerated for a period… read more

Bariatric Surgery Complications Expert Witness: Issues Commonly Addressed in Medical Malpractice Litigation

By Kent C. Sasse, MD Bariatric surgery is increasingly accepted across specialties as an integral treatment for not only type two diabetes and morbid obesity, but also degenerative joint disease of the knees and hips, obstructive sleep apnea, pseudotumor cerebri, severe hypertension, and a host of other obesity-related health problems. So, while the bariatric procedure is… read more

Copyright Damages Expert Witness: How Copyright Damages are Established under U.S. Law

By John N. Haut, JD, MBA, CPA Copyright Protection and Remedies for Infringement The Copyright Act affords protection for “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or… read more

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