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

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 Although, the dermal nitrate test is obsolete, science and technology are… Continue Reading

Laboratory Test Validation in Causation Analysis

One of the many considerations in the evaluation of causation in medical-legal cases is the determination of the validity of test results.  Medical-legal cases are increasingly adjudicated based upon results of scientific measurements and laboratory test results, the validity of… 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

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

Daubert Challenges To Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

In most cases, attorneys may be able to successfully use Daubert challenges to exclude scientific expert witness testimony and testimony based on technical or other specialized knowledge as well.  In evaluating the reliability of an expert’s testimony, the Daubert court… Continue Reading