Expert Witness for Class Action Certification

By Kelly J. Wilbur, Esq. Expert witnesses may be retained to assist in the certification process for a class action lawsuit. These assignments are typically extremely lucrative. The lawyers will usually be willing to pay for top quality work-which takes time. Such assignments are also extremely high stakes. Whether or not a class can be [...]

By |2021-08-03T10:50:03-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expert Witness for Class Action Certification

Can a Physician Expert Witness Testify as to a Physician’s Assistant (PA) Standard of Care?

By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. Physicians are often called upon to evaluate the conduct of physician’s assistants (PA) and whether such conduct comports with the PA standard of care. Whether the physician will be permitted to offer an opinion in this regard, varies by state and by the context of the situation involved in the case. [...]

By |2021-04-06T08:16:46-04:00April 6th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can a Physician Expert Witness Testify as to a Physician’s Assistant (PA) Standard of Care?

Can a physician expert witness testify as to the standard of care for a nurse and/or a nurse practitioner in a medical malpractice case?

By Kelly J. Wilbur, Esq. Physicians are sometimes called upon to evaluate the conduct of a nurse or a nurse practitioner and whether such conduct comports with the standard of care. Whether the physician will be permitted to offer an opinion in this regard, varies by state and by the context of the situation involved [...]

By |2021-04-06T08:17:00-04:00April 6th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can a physician expert witness testify as to the standard of care for a nurse and/or a nurse practitioner in a medical malpractice case?

SEAK Expert Witness Case Inquiries: Most and Least Popular Days of the Week For Hiring Expert Witnesses

By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. One of the easiest and most effective ways to expand your expert witness practice is to be responsive to new case inquiries from lawyers. Trial lawyers are very busy and must operate under court-imposed constraints. Often times lawyers, rightly or wrongly, will hire the first qualified expert who gets back to them. [...]

By |2021-03-30T12:16:53-04:00March 24th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SEAK Expert Witness Case Inquiries: Most and Least Popular Days of the Week For Hiring Expert Witnesses

Expert Witness Business Development/Marketing: Paralegals and Legal Nurse Consultants Should Be on Your Radar

By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. Expert witnesses are an integral part of the vast majority of significant lawsuits.  As such, trial attorneys need to identify and then retain expert witnesses numerous times per year.  There are various ways that attorneys go about this process. For users of the SEAK Expert Witness Directory who reach out to experts [...]

By |2021-03-25T08:49:05-04:00March 24th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expert Witness Business Development/Marketing: Paralegals and Legal Nurse Consultants Should Be on Your Radar

Affidavit of Merit: How to Write One & Advice for Physician Expert Witnesses Involved in Medical Malpractice Cases

by Nadine Nasser Donovan, Esq. Medical malpractice actions are unusual in that many states require patients (i.e. plaintiffs) to demonstrate that they have expert witness support for their medical malpractice allegations before suit is filed. Such requirements are grounded in either state statutes or regulations. These rules are designed to discourage frivolous malpractice lawsuits and [...]

By |2021-02-01T10:45:46-05:00February 1st, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Affidavit of Merit: How to Write One & Advice for Physician Expert Witnesses Involved in Medical Malpractice Cases

The Biggest Mistakes Lawyers Make in Preparing Their Expert Witness for Deposition

Steven Babitsky, Esq. Introduction Many cases rise and fall based on how your expert witness does at their deposition. Here are some of the biggest mistakes lawyers make when preparing their expert witness. Failure to Ask the Expert Witness What They Are Concerned About Most expert witnesses, even the most experienced ones, have issues that [...]

By |2020-01-28T15:00:08-05:00January 28th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on The Biggest Mistakes Lawyers Make in Preparing Their Expert Witness for Deposition

Daubert: Mechanical Engineer on Fire

The Nebraska Supreme Court dealt with a fire that broke out in the basement of a pub in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. A chiropractic group alleged that the negligent maintenance of equipment located in the basement of the pub caused the fire. The plaintiff offered the testimony of Duane Wolf, a mechanical engineer, with a background in [...]

By |2020-01-27T10:11:45-05:00January 27th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Daubert: Mechanical Engineer on Fire

How Expert Witnesses Can Improve Their Deposition Testimony

Steven Babitsky, Esq. One of the keys to success for an expert witness is the ability to excel when testifying at their depositions. There are many ways experts can improve their deposition testimony: Read books on the subject.[1] Attend training specifically dealing with delivering excellent deposition testimony.[2] Learn from experience at their depositions. Have Your [...]

By |2021-04-06T09:12:26-04:00December 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How Expert Witnesses Can Improve Their Deposition Testimony

The Biggest Mistakes Expert Witnesses Make During Their Direct Testimony

By Steven Babitsky Esq. The direct testimony of an expert witness is often more important than cross examination. During direct testimony, the expert has the only opportunity to tell their story in an organized, chronological, and thoughtful way. Here are 17 mistakes experts often make during their direct testimony with the ways to avoid them. [...]

By |2019-10-09T16:21:26-04:00October 9th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Biggest Mistakes Expert Witnesses Make During Their Direct Testimony
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