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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

Cannabis Receivership Expert Witness: Roles, Scenarios and Outcomes

By Peter Ingersoll, CCIM What Is a Cannabis Receivership? Unlike the products sold by traditional business, cannabis is categorized as a Scheduled Drug by the DEA, hence cannabis businesses are prohibited from filing bankruptcy in any Federal Court to restructure lease terms, shed debt, put litigation on hold, or arrange to recapitalize the business. This… read more

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) Expert Witness: Background, Anatomy, Symptoms & Treatment

By ASIF ILYAS, MD, MBA, FACS INTRODUCTION Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA), is an avoidable sequelae of vaccine placement. Although the far majority of shoulder discomfort from shoulder vaccinations are temporary and self-limited, there remains a risk for potential injury or irritation of shoulder structures from errant injections and / or tissue response… read more

Self-Driving Cars Expert Witness: Physics Drives the Technology

Introduction Self-driving cars incorporate a raft of new technologies. Among several drivers of adoption, the business models of well-funded ride-hailing services depend on rapid introduction of vehicle autonomy. In this environment, IP attorneys should expect increasing patent litigation around the enabling technology and as such may require the assistance of autonomous vehicle expert witnesses. Self-driving… read more

Sample Actuary Expert Witness Cross-Examination

By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. Actuaries often serve as expert witnesses.  Below is an example of a cross-examination of an actuarial expert witness. This case involved an actuary testifying as to economic damages suffered by a plaintiff.  The expert witness in actuarial science is challenged on a number of areas including qualifications, being a hired gun, bias,… read more

Example of an Accounting Expert Witness Cross-Examination

By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. Accountants often serve as expert witnesses.  Following is an example of a cross-examination of an accounting expert witness. This case involved an accounting expert testifying as in loan loss litigation resulting from the 2008 financial crisis and real estate development.  The accounting expert witness in the following sample transcript is cross examined… read more

2021 Expert Witness Fees – How Much Should an Expert Witness Charge?

According to SEAK’s 2021 Survey of Expert Witness Fees: The median hourly fee for file review/preparation for all experts responding is $400/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. 66% of experts responding require retaining counsel… read more

Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Expert Witness: A Discussion of the Asymptomatic Yet Critically Ill Patient

By William Madland, MD, FACOG   INTRODUCTION Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is defined as cumulative blood loss of greater than or equal to 1000 ml within 24 hours after birth, regardless of route of delivery. It is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide (1). Hemorrhage requiring blood transfusion is the leading cause of severe maternal… read more

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