Who Is an Expert? A Quick Primer on an Evasive Concept (Medicolegal Issues)

Who Is an Expert? A Quick Primer on an Evasive Concept (Medicolegal Issues)

To many physicians, the term expert witness not only raises the specter of a “hired gun” willing to testify against his colleagues for financial gain, but often leads to exasperation when learning that the expert is not even in the same field of medicine as the person he is testifying against. Similarly, many physicians express […]

Go Naked: The Credible Expert: How to Stand Out In Medical Sales, Create More Opportunities, And Grow Your Business

Go Naked: The Credible Expert: How to Stand Out In Medical Sales, Create More Opportunities, And Grow Your Business

The selling environment and role of the sales professional have changed. Forever. Gone are the days when the organisation, the product, or the solutions provided the greatest opportunity for differentiation. Today is no longer about features and benefits, need-satisfaction, or solution selling; it’s about the role that the sales professional plays as the single biggest […]

Giving Depositions As a Defendant Or an Expert (Medicolegal Issues)

Giving Depositions As a Defendant Or an Expert (Medicolegal Issues)

Depositions of defendant health care providers and retained experts are extremely important in health care liability claims. Whereas in other types of claims, depositions are used primarily as a tool to discover and clarify the facts, in health care liability claims depositions also serve to discover and evaluate the thought process and rationale behind the […]

Dysphagia Malpractice: Litigation and the Expert Witness (Tutorial*)

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder, and its diagnosis and treatment are the responsibilities of speech-language pathologists. It is frequently an issue in medical malpractice litigation because it can cause aspiration pneumonia and lead to serious medical complications. In this article, dysphagia is defined and there is a discussion of professionals and their responsibilities in its […]