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Behind the gurney: Exploring medical/legal cases from an expert’s perspective

Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 9:36 AM | By Dr. David Ellis

Lawyers handling medical malpractice lawsuits should keep in mind the value that an expert witness can bring to such matters — and the folly of relying on inappropriate evidence.

It may seem simplistic, but since the plaintiff lawyer must convince the court that the medical practitioner failed to meet the standard of care in the case — while the opposite is the goal for the defence — the key for both usually turns on the expert’s testimony.

To that end, initially the lawyer should take a...