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What is Reasonable Expert Disclosure?

December 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Attorneys, Illness, Injuries, Addiction, Legal, Liability, Medical

How much detail is reasonable in an expert witness report? The Court of Appeals in Rivera v Montefiore Med. Ctr. 2016 NY Slip Op 06854 recently addressed this issue in affirming a lower court decision. In short, the court warned attorneys in the state of New York that it is their responsibility to ask for […]

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Did Nursing Home Care Experts Convince Jury in Abuse Case?

October 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Illness, Injuries, Addiction, Medical, Nursing

A jury recently awarded the family of a nursing home resident $900,000 for physical and mental pain and punitive damages. The family of Maria Savas O’Brien sued Good Shepherd Nursing home in 2015 for negligence, breach of contract and wrongful death. O’Brien died from dehydration in April 2015 after being admitted to hospital care the […]

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Expert Witness Sandbagging in Murder Trial?

October 5th, 2016 · No Comments · Expert Witness, Illness, Injuries, Addiction, Medical, Psychiatry and Psychology

Being a judge in a murder trial must feel like being a vice presidential debate moderator. Both sides are aggressively trying to be the one to get the last premeditated zinger in before you put a stop to it. In determining the next holder of the most powerful political office in the world and in […]

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