What Are the Different Types of Medical Expert Witnesses?
Whether you are defending a medical malpractice case, insurance defense, personal injury lawsuit, or other healthcare-focused litigation, a medical expert witness is beneficial to your case. From pre-trial prep to being cross-examined on the witness stand, the right medical expert witness can immensely help your case. No matter what subject matter your case is about, there is a medical expert witness who can assist you.
What is a Medical Expert Witness?
A medical expert witness is a professional in the medical industry who takes the stand to help the jury and court understand the process of the medical procedure, injury, or condition in question. When dealing with a healthcare lawsuit, there are mountains of paperwork filled with medical jargon, procedures, and timelines. An adequately vetted medical expert witness, like the ones employed by our firm, Juris Medicus, will have the experience, knowledge, reliability, and confidence to present the information needed for the case. These witnesses can examine the data, review the case and speak to the jury in a non-medical way that is easily understandable. Because the witness is chosen based on the relativity to the person or industry being questioned, they will also set the stage for what is considered “Standard of care” or “Standard practice” when it comes to procedures and protocols.
Types of Medical Expert Witnesses
There are hundreds of medical expert witnesses available across the entire industry. Dentists, optometrists, surgeons, nursing experts, pain management experts, psychiatrists, chiropractic experts, etc., can all be medical expert witnesses. Our firm works with close to 200 professionals across 50 different specialties. When you choose your witness, you want to choose one that is Board Certified and has experience in the field relevant to your case. You don’t want to choose just any medical doctor to be the witness. They will not be as credible in the eyes of the jury compared to a doctor in the field related. When looking for a medical expert witness, it is vital to know the types of professionals available so that you can adequately choose a witness to testify.
For example, a spine expert witness can testify to litigation that deals with disc surgery, lumbar and thoracic fractures, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, compression fractures, degenerative disc disease, spinal fusions, and any other spine related conditions or injuries. They will also be confident to describe the standard of care and practice as well as what happens during a surgery in terms that the jury can understand. This is something a general practitioner or surgeon would not be as confident or knowledgeable in doing.
It is also important to note that the expert you choose can help you with your pre-trial preparations. As stated in the second paragraph, they will review the case, timelines, procedure, and errors questioned by the opposing side. This will lay the groundwork for your defense and give your case a solid foundation to move forward in the right direction.
Choosing a Witness
When looking for a medical expert witness, it is important to know the types of professionals available so that you can properly choose a witness to testify. We are the leadership experts in the Medical Expert Witness industry. We have been serving Texas for over a decade by employing close to 200 professionals across 50 different specialties. When you speak with our firm, we will assign you a case manager, and after discussing your case, we will present you with multiple professionals that can help you with your case. You will choose your expert and work with them to continue prepping for your trial. These experts will review the case and be the ones to testify. Our firm will work in tandem with you and the expert you’ve chosen to create a seamless transition of documents and communication. If you require a medical expert, look no further than Juris Medicus for experienced, vetted professionals.