Vaccine Expert Witnesses


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What is a vaccine expert witness?

Vaccine expert witness candidates typically have advanced degrees (MD, MPH, and/or PhD) with expertise in drug interactions, forensic toxicology, medicinal chemistry, biomedical engineering, and/or clinical pharmacology. Virology expert witness experience can assist in understanding the mutation of viruses and the need for vaccine research. Vaccines expert witnesses are often medical doctors with experience in immunology, internal medicine, or infectious disease.

What types of cases require a vaccine expert witness?

vaccine is a biological preparation that provides immunity to a particular infectious disease. Litigation support by vaccine expert can involve intellectual property matters such as a trade secret dispute or patent litigation. A vaccine expert witness might also provide testimony in matters involving medical malpractice or a vaccine injury claim. In rare cases, a vaccine can cause a serious problem, such as a severe allergic reaction. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), also known as vaccine court, provides financial compensation to individuals who are found to have been injured by a VICP-covered vaccine.

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

Litigation support activities by a medical expert specializing in vaccines could include forensic toxicology, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may request a subject matter expert with prior expert testimony experience.

The expertise of a vaccine expert witness will provide credibility to enable the jury to consider the evidence with the weight it deserves. Whether the case involves laboratory testing, virology research, the MMR vaccine, a COVID-19 vaccine, or the influenza vaccine, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn the search for a vaccine expert witness around quickly. The firm has a reputation for providing experts that have the right balance of expertise and testimony suited for each unique case.

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Cahn Litigation Services knows Vaccine expert witnesses that are available for litigation support. Because all of our expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences, attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.