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What is a healthcare expert witness?

Healthcare expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience as physicians, legal nurse consultants, specialized medical experts, nurse practitioners, and may have experience in the healthcare insurance industry, or health law. Healthcare patents expert witnesses can support matters related to development of new medical devices.  If a project involves a medical device, an expert with a background in mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering may be called in. Healthcare damages expert witnesses and healthcare damages valuation expert witnesses are in high demand to support cases related to personal injury and/or malpractice.

What types of cases require a healthcare expert witness?

The term health care, or healthcare, covers the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, or cure of mental and physical issues of a patient or group of people. The broad term covers healthcare providers in a plethora of fields including internal medicine, dentistry, emergency medicine, pharmacy, pediatrics, nursingoptometryaudiology, psychology, physical therapy, mental health, and athletic training – to name just a few medical specialties.

Example litigation support matters requiring a medical expert witness include medical malpractice, medical maloccurrence, personal injury, managed care health plan disputes, breach of contract, public health policies, standards of care, medical negligence, product liability (i.e, medical device failure), HIPAA issues, and health insurance. Intellectual property issues, such as patent infringement and trade secret suits, can also utilize the expertise of healthcare professionals.

Healthcare expert witness case examples

Example matters that Cahn Litigation Services has placed experts for have involved:

What litigation support work might a healthcare expert witness be expected to perform?

Expert witness services by a subject matter expert in health care could include medical records reviews, research, literature review, authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, deposition testimony, and courtroom testimony. In addition, a law firm may utilize a healthcare professional for pre-litigation consulting services. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may request a health care professional with prior expert witness testimony experience.

Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a healthcare industry expert witness around quickly and provide the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Healthcare experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Healthcare landscape.