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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. If a project involves a medical device, an expert with a background in mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering may be called in. Damages experts specializing in health care issues are in high demand to support cases. 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.

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.

What types of cases require a health care expert witness?

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

Expert witness services by a subject matter expert in health care could include medical records review, expert report preparation, deposition testimony and courtroom testimony. In addition, a law firm may utilize a healthcare professional for pre-litigation consulting services. 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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Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.

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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.