What’s the difference between a medical expert who testifies in court and one who is called a “consulting” expert?

Sometimes experts are hired by a brain injury victim’s lawyer simply to review and analyze records. This is called a consulting expert. He is not expected to testify in court and his conclusions and reports need not be provided to the defense. When we want an expert to testify in court, the fees he must be paid are much more than those paid to consulting experts and his anticipated conclusions must be disclosed in advance.

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