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When a Delayed Diagnosis Leads to Permanent Damage

April 25, 2019

A delayed diagnosis can cause permanent damage.

Patients turn to physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. They put their trust in medical staff to take the right steps, run the right tests, and make the right diagnosis. When a doctor fails to diagnose a condition it can lead to permanent damage and sometimes death.

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When Hospital Acquired Infections Lead to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

March 29, 2019

Hospital acquired infections and medical malpractice lawsuits

Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are common in the United States. One in 31 patients contracts a HAI every day. Not only can these infections delay a patient’s recovery, they can also increase the length (and expense) of the hospital stay, and even cause death.

Worst of all: hospital acquired infections are largely preventable.

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Maternal Mortality Rates & Medical Malpractice in the U.S.

March 8, 2019

maternal mortality rate in the U.S.

When you think of maternal mortality, what do you envision? A woman who hemorrhages during labor and dies shortly after? Or an undiagnosed infection that leads to sepsis and death weeks after giving birth?

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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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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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