The Myth of Invisible Wounds of War: A Primer on Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

The Invisible Wounds of War

What Is Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment In listening to the radio and on TV very frequently there is referral to the problem of the invisible wounds of war and we keep hearing about the increased incidents of suicide in our vets.… Continue Reading

Expert Witness’s Bias: Distinction Between Admissibility & Weight of Evidence

Bias can result inDisqualification of Expert Witness

Generally, if there are concerns about an opposing party’s expert witness bias; it has been argued that their evidence has been given less weight. Recent decisions have been established that this measure is no longer effective, unless bias is sufficiently… Continue Reading

Gunshot Residue Expert: Three Ways Particles May Land on Shooter

Gunshot Residue Expert Expert Witness

Gunshot Residue Expert Witness Gunshot residue (GSR) is a forensic science test on the hands and clothing of an individual to identify whether that person has discharged a firearm. Although, the dermal nitrate test is obsolete, science and technology are… Continue Reading

Four-Factor Test to Determine Expert Testimony Reliability

The Daubert standard main purpose is to determine the scientific validity of the offered expert testimony, giving defense attorneys more ways in which to attack such testimony.  Thus, judges as “gatekeepers” must use four factors to determine whether the theories… Continue Reading

The Acceptable “Rate of Error” in Expert Witnesses’ Opinion

The “error rate”, one of the Daubert factors, requires the trial judge to evaluate the error rate with regard to whether the method has been tested, and whether the expert’s opinion has an acceptable rate of error. If the test… 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

Expert Witness Methodology & Principles the “Key” to Admissibility

In Daubert, the court underlines that admissibility should be based only on an examination of the expert’s principles and methodologies and not on the conclusions that they arrive. That is, whether those principles and methodologies can be challenged in some… Continue Reading