August 2, 2019
The Choice of Experts for Certificate or Affidavit of Merit
The expert that will review your case for merit will be matched to the specific board-certification of the defendant, or will match the certification of the licensed healthcare professional in question. The expert will be actively practicing or actively working in an academic capacity, and will meet your State requirements in qualifying as an expert witness. The expert will be checked for any potential conflicts, since they have agreed to support their opinion through deposition and/or trial, if warranted.
June 11, 2019
As an attorney, your expertise is in pursuing and winning legal cases, whether it’s medical malpractice, personal injury, or others. That’s why when cases involve a medical component, you need medical experts to assist you with building a winning case.
Nurse consultants guide attorneys through all the medical aspects of their case. This service, also known as concierge nursing, utilizes practicing nurses and/or nurse practitioners as expert witnesses in legal cases.
How do you know if your case could benefit from the help of a nurse consultant? Or should you turn to another type of expert? Let’s examine the ways a nurse consultant can help.
A nurse consultant can organize and interpret medical records and charts.
December 7, 2016
Updated February 20, 2019
Medical errors kill more than 250,000 people in the U.S. yearly, and injure millions. The chaotic nature of emergency rooms leads to a multitude of emergency room (ER) malpractice incidents, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnose, anesthesia malpractice, and more.
In fact, the Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) has said that the ER is an area of the hospital that generates the most medical malpractice lawsuits.
October 27, 2016
Are your expert’s deposition fees being challenged as excessive? If so, it may not be the expert who is driving up your costs but the service that is billing for the expert. (more…)
September 28, 2016
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice cases are complex. Clients often have extensive medical histories, and it can be an arduous task to separate and/or correlate previous injuries with current ones. In addition, electronic medical records are quickly becoming the standard which are often repetitive and voluminous. (more…)
June 8, 2016
Expert Witness Fees Can Get Expensive
One of the largest expenses for plaintiff and defense attorneys alike is the retention of an expert witness. (more…)
May 3, 2016
Practicing nurses and/or nurse paralegals can serve as expert witnesses in legal cases and can also help attorneys address many aspects of their cases. This service, known as concierge nursing, utilizes practicing nurses and/or nurse practitioners as expert witnesses in legal cases and to guide attorneys through all the aspects of their case, from record review and chronologies; to recommendations for types of medical experts required to pursue a case; to deposition and/or testimony on the nursing standards of care. These assignments are on a case-by-case basis, and the extent of nursing assistance required is determined by the attorney’s particular case needs.
December 1, 2015
Attorneys know that Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice cases can be quite complex. Clients often have extensive medical histories, and it can be an arduous task to separate and/or correlate previous injuries with current ones. Furthermore, electronic medical records are quickly becoming the standard. These records are often repetitive and voluminous.