Medical Malpractice Experts

Medical_18041In Can you trust your attorney? Don’t miss these red flags, Michael Helfand writes:

An attorney who handles legal malpractice, or medical malpractice, should know who to call. Expert witnesses often form the core of a case. If your attorney doesn’t know how to find one, they may not have the experience to handle your case. If your attorney does have these contacts but none will agree to review your case or testify, then it may be that you don’t have a good case. Either way, if your attorney is having you make the calls looking for an expert, it’s not a good sign.

Malpractice cases are difficult to win. You need honest, respected expert witnesses on your side. They will be scrutinized by the opposing party, and if there are any red flags, the other attorney will probably spot them. Picture yourself testifying in court. When asked how you found your expert witness, it’s going to look bad when you admit he’s your cousin’s best friend. Same goes if you have to admit that your attorney told you which doctors to see. Even worse would be having your expert admit in court that they have testified 40 times for your lawyer in the past, or having the doctor admit under oath that 20% of his patients are referred to him by your attorney.

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