Tips For Collecting Your Healthcare Claim Against Self-Insured Health Plan

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  Obtaining reimbursement on a health care claim is not easy today because of all the different laws and regulations and insurance plans.  I recently worked on several cases to recover claims involving a large self-insured health plan. All self-insured… Continue Reading

Disputes Between Medical Corporations, Physicians – Death, Rights and Obligations

  Healthcare is one of the largest components of our national GDP (17.4% in 2013). Doctor services are a large part of that, comprising $587 billion in 2013. Doctors traditionally operate through professional medical corporations in which they are the… Continue Reading

Maritime Slip and Fall: Expert Testimony on “Coefficient of Friction”

Accidents on ship cruises frequently involve slips, and falls on food or spilled beverages and rain on pools decks, making the surface dangerous or defective. The question of liability is based on the surface’s “coefficient of friction”, which means the… Continue Reading

The Payor of Costs and Expert Witness Fees is Irrelevant

A statutory offer to compromise set in the California Code of Civil Procedure section 998, has been used by many attorneys as a strategic tool to force a settlement since attorneys can arrange the value of an offer as a… Continue Reading

Role of Expert – Duty of Care Professionals- Expert Witness

Professionals who undertake the role of expert witnesses in litigation need to be impartial and owe a primary duty of care to the court and subsequently to their clients. This duty of care can definitely be breached. The judicial process… Continue Reading

Applicability of Immunity for “Friendly Experts” Witness Testimony

The so-called “friendly experts” hired specially to provide opinion testimony in litigation are not entitled to immunity for their work in preparing and communicating their opinions. Some jurisdictions have analyzed whether the policy arguments used to justify the witness immunity… Continue Reading

Expert Witness’s Preparation “Critical” for Deposition or Trial

To educate your expert witness about various questioning techniques that are often applied by opposing counsel is critical to avoid confusion or damage to your expert witness’s credibility. For that reason, attorneys should help their expert witnesses to be prepared… Continue Reading