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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Damages Verdict for Pre-Death Pain and Suffering Affirmed in Yard-Work Vehicle Tragedy

October 13th, 2017

On March 11, 2007, Elias Fasolas was operating  a Bobcat S175 skid-steer loader with a bucket attachment when a limb from a nine-foot-tall tree entered the open operator cab, crushing him against the... ...

Judgment Affirmed for Motor Vehicle Passenger with Non-Surgical Herniated Lumbar Disc

October 3rd, 2017

On May 21, 2010, Elizabeth Eastman, a home health aide for Access Nursing Services, was a rear seat passenger in an ambulette that was transporting her client from a nursing home in Manhattan to her c... ...

Medical Malpractice Verdict in favor of Colonoscopy Patient Affirmed as to Liability and Damages

September 29th, 2017

On July 30, 2008 Raymond Gaspard, then 59 years old, underwent his first colonoscopy. A suspicious polyp was discovered and Mr. Gaspard was referred to a colorectal surgeon who performed a second colo... ...

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