Jury instructions regarding expert witnesses are outlined in Oregon’s Uniform Civil Jury Instructions on Expert Witnesses. OR. UNIFORM CIVIL JURY INSTR. 10.06 (2015). This rule instructs the jury that expert witnesses can testify as to their opinions on matters that the expert “has special knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education.” Id. The jury is told to weigh the expert’s testimony by considering “the qualifications and credibility of the expert witness, the reasons given for the opinion, and the reasonableness of any assumptions underlying the opinion.” Id. Additionally, the jury is not required to accept all expert testimony, and if it feels appropriate, it can disregard the testimony of an expert. Id.

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