Prison Mental Health Care System Inadequate: Correctional Experts Agree

High Rate of Prisoners on the Mental Health Caseload

Mental Care In U.S. Prison System Inadequate There is a high rate of  U.S. Prisoners on the mental health caseload. The U.S. Prison System is inadequate since mental health care experts agree that the services contracted to treat mentally ill… Continue Reading

Independent Medical Examination: Medical and Legal Issues

Independent Medical Examination Anatomy of muscular man

What is an IME?   An independent medical examination (IME) is a second opinion exam that may be conducted by a non-interested physician to obtain an independent opinion of an individual medical condition.  Insurance companies and personal injury attorneys have the… Continue Reading

Expert Witness Disclosure: Litigation & Consulting Professionals

Rules of an expert witness disclosure apply only to testifying experts

Expert Witness or Consultant An expert witness disclosure is required if the expert is retained to testify at trial.  However, consulting expert disclosures, or additional disclosures of testifying experts are protected, such as the expert’s reports and depositions to be conducted.… Continue Reading

Recreational & Medical Marijuana: Pain Relieving and other Medical Properties

Recreational & Medical Marijuana Plant

Although, recreational marijuana usage is controversial, a growing number of states have passed marijuana laws for recreational purposes, and medical use. In some states, adults over the age of 21 are allowed to use cannabis for recreational purposes. Some medical… 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

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