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 [...]
Expert Witness Business Development: How Many Prospective SEAK Expert Witnesses Will Attorneys Contact for a Case?
By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. How many expert witnesses will attorneys contact at a time for a new assignment and what does that mean for expert witness business development? For attorneys using SEAK’s Expert Witness Directory the mode is 1 expert witness, the median is 1 expert witness and the average is 1.22 expert witnesses. What this [...]
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. [...]
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 Kelly Wilbur, Esq. We are often asked by prospective pediatrician expert witnesses if there is work out there in their field given that it is a relatively low risk specialty. We are also often asked to give examples of the types of cases a pediatrician expert witness might be called upon to serve as an [...]
By Kelly Wilbur, Esq. We are often asked by prospective expert witnesses if there is work in their particular field and to give examples of the types of cases an expert in a particular field might be retained to work on. Below are 30 sample cases where a family medicine expert witness might be called upon [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Steven Babitsky, Esq. The United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana dealt with a slip and fall case and the life care plan of Aaron Wolfson, PhD. Dr. Wolfson spoke to the treating physicians and then sent a letter to each doctor, recording the need for future medical treatment of the plaintiff. The court held that [...]