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Interesting Cases Involving a Handwriting Analyst

February 12, 2019

Interesting cases involving a handwriting analyst.

A handwriting analyst plays a unique role in a court case. Their expertise lies in identifying similarities and differences from the document in question. They can analyze a handwritten note, for example, and look at aspects such as how it’s written, and the details in the writing.

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Reasons to Use Expert Consultants from the MD Hotline

February 1, 2019

Using expert consultants.

Expert consultants are knowledgeable in their areas of specialization, and bring major advantages to your case strategy and are able to testify in the courtroom.

Before you even know if you should pursue a case, where do you go when you have questions you can’t answer? What if you have a straight forward, single issue you need help with before you can move forward?

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How to Ensure Success from Your Testifying Experts During Direct Examinations

January 24, 2019

success of testifying experts

There’s more to hiring testifying experts then selecting the first one you find and hoping for the best. A successful relationship with a testifying expert requires strategy. It requires forethought. It requires diligence. And it requires following the below steps before and during direct examinations.

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Strategies for Working with Opioid Addiction Experts

January 10, 2019

Working with opioid addiction experts

Opioid addiction has reached crisis level in our country. Every day more than 115 Americans overdose on opioids – anything from prescription painkillers, to heroin and synthetic fentanyl. As the number suggests, this opens the door to thousands of court cases related to opioid addiction across the country each year.

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Best Practices for Partnering with Independent Medical Examiners

December 27, 2018

Partnering with independent medical examiners

Accidents resulting in serious injuries occur every day. There were 2.9 million injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s 2.9 cases per 100 full time employees.

Why are these numbers significant? When workplace injuries occur and a workers’ compensation case opens, independent medical examiners (IMEs) play a crucial role. It is necessary for an independent physician to confirm the extent of the patient’s injuries.

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3 Examples of Sport Expert Witnesses in Facilities Management Cases

December 20, 2018

Find sport expert witnesses

It is surprising how many civil cases involve sports. From unsafe sports facilities and gear, to devastating sports injuries, to medical malpractice for concussion diagnosis and treatment – all of these can commonly involve the use of a sport expert witness to provide clarification and expert testimony.

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4 Critical Components of a Convincing Expert Opinion

December 3, 2018

Components of a convincing expert opinion

As an attorney with years of experience in the legal industry, you know all about expert witnesses. You know when to hire one for a case. You know the pros and cons. And you know the benefits of having one. But have you perfected the art of establishing a convincing expert opinion?

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Death of an Expert Witness & Other Reasons to Replace Experts

November 26, 2018

What to do with the death of an expert witness

Expert witnesses play a crucial role in a case, and many times your expert’s testimony will determine whether you win or lose the case. It’s a make or break situation, and you depend on trustworthy, reliable expert witnesses.

But what happens when an expert witness backs out of your case for some unforeseen event or circumstance? Or you encounter hesitancy or difficulty in trying to schedule your expert for trial? And worst-case scenario: what happens with the death of an expert witness?

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Expert Testimonies in Top Television Shows: Realistic or Ridiculous?

November 19, 2018

Expert testimonies in television

For those who love watching television, there’s no shortage of binge-worthy legal dramas out there right now. Hollywood seems to produce one hit after another, and there’s something about a cast of characters centered around jury trials and court depositions that captivates audiences. Is it the drama? The suspense? The pure ridiculousness?

As a professional in the legal industry, you probably critique every legal drama you watch. “That would never happen,” you say as you roll your eyes. Sometimes, however, you may watch a show that’s more realistic than ridiculous, and it may even give you ideas for your next trial.

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Checklist for Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Case

November 8, 2018

Checklist for pursuing a medical malpractice case.

Most healthcare providers are dedicated to the safety and well-being of their patients. Despite that effort, sometimes things go wrong. Some patients fall victim to healthcare negligence and turn to the legal system for help. Attorneys can examine a medical malpractice case to determine if they should pursue it.

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