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

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

Tobacco & Public Health: How To Reduce Consumption

The Smoking Man

Through the years, statistics have shown a link between smoking and lung cancer. Likewise, the tobacco industry’s independent research has found carcinogens in smoke, and they acknowledged the relationship between smoking and lung cancer. This has caused a negative impact… Continue Reading

Promissory Notes – Traps & Tips

The Trap Although appearing relatively simple in concept, a promissory note and the accompanying loan documents can be very complex in construction. Additionally, the attorney must insure that its terms and conditions of the note and other loan documents comply… 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