Attorneys in many practice areas frequently work with medical expert witnesses. A medical expert witness is a subject matter expert that can explain complex medical/health care issues in a more simplified manner. Medicine is a highly specialized field, and medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys are often required to engage experienced medical expert witnesses to evaluate a case and provide testimony regarding standard of care, causation and damages. The task of identifying a credible expert witness can be daunting. Ultimately an expert’s opinion often makes or breaks a case. So, where and how should an attorney begin?
We surveyed leading attorneys to uncover top trends when retaining a Medical Expert Witness: