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With expert witness, less may be more

Thursday, November 05, 2015 @ 7:00 PM | By Kevin Doan

Much of current medical expert evidence in personal injury cases is superficial, speculative and unnecessary. This article briefly highlights some reasons for the growth of improper expert evidence along with two promising grounds to reel in the runaway expert train.

We are mindful of the Charles Smith saga that resulted in a grave miscarriage of criminal justice (Dr. Charles Smith testified for the Crown in more than a dozen cases and helped to wrongfully convict innocent people of killing the young children under their care). In...