Litigation concerning mortgage-backed securities (MBS) is heating up in 2012, as the courts are denying many of the defendants’ motions to dismiss. This is leading to a long and involved discovery process, as both sides will have to examine the mortgage loans underlying the securitizations in great detail.
Typically, the complains in these lawsuits allege:
The mortgage loan originator did not follow its underwriting guidelines or industry standards
Appraisals were artificially increased and did not follow industry appraisal standards, resulting in incorrect loan-to-value percentages.
During securitization, the due diligence process of reviewing mortgages for inclusion in the MBS was flawed or ignored.
Mortgage terms were modified by servicing organizations and these new terms were not in the best interests of the investors of the MBS.
In a recent study of more than 800 clinically coded obstetrical medical malpractice cases analyzed, 77% cited errors in clinical judgment. The report identifies that the next most prevalent areas of causation were miscommunication, technical errors, inadequate documentation, administrative failures and ineffective supervision.
Choosing the right expert witness can make or break your case. Even if your case isn’t going to trial, a credible expert witness can be the key to settling in your client’s favor. Your brilliant theory about how an accident happened holds no water if you can’t back it up with the support of an accident reconstruction expert. Your client’s claim regarding injuries suffered have little validity without confirmation from a medical expert witness.
Burns result from electrocution, defective household products, home appliances, automobiles and even faulty smoke detectors. Half of all burn injuries could have been prevented. Each year in the United States 2 million people suffer burns. A burn injury expert witness can be valuable to help you prove negligence in your case as over 6,000 die from their injuries.
The debilitating aspect of burn injuries is the severity. Burns range from first degree (only the top layer of skin, the epidermis, is burned), second degree (the second layer of skin is also burned, resulting in blisters and painful swelling), third degree (damages and permanently destroys deeper tissues) and fourth degree (destroying skin, fat, muscle, and sometimes bone.)
Severity of a burn injury is based on:
Size (percentage of the skin affected)
Age of the injured person
Location of the burn on the body
Not only can severe burns result in permanent disability, they also carry a risk of infection. For many burn victims, long-term rehabilitation is crucial to the healing process. This can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, or even speech-language pathology.
Does Your Case Need an Expert?
Saponaro’s can refer a burn injury expert witness that can speak to every aspect of your burn injury case.
Our experts include:
Product Liability & Safety expert witnesses
Accident Reconstruction expert witnesses
When negligence results in serious injuries, Saponaro can provide expert witnesses to speak on behalf of your case. Our burn injury expert witnesses can consult, review or testify for your lawsuit. Burn injury lawsuits often involve complex litigation. Our experts can help.
Contact Saponaro today to find the right burn injury expert witness for your case at (800) 327-3026.
The results of our motor vehicle impact analysis service can provide clarification of the extent of impact, and injury, caused to your client in the collision. This information provides a tool to confidently determine the value of your case.