Maximizing Your Medical Expert

Maximizing Your Medical Expert

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Overview
CLE Hours: 
1.5
CLE Credit: 
Substantive
Course Level: 
Intermediate
Fees: 
$39 for Members and $59 for Nonmembers
Course Materials: 
Webinar recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides

Physicians and surgeons are critical assets in medical litigation, and the task of securing them as expert witnesses is often completed by a paralegal. Successful paralegals must know how to proactively screen and manage expert witnesses while avoiding critical points of failure. During this on-demand webinar, Dr. Bentley provides actionable insight into the expert witness relationship including targeted advice for selection, vetting, retention, fees, and communication. He will also review the fundamentals of medical negligence (breach, harm, and causation) and discuss strategies for identifying experts to lock down each critical element.  Dr. Bentley will provide an overview of medical specialties and highlight tips for considering alternative specialties, or even combining specialties, when securing the ideal expert for each case. He will also elaborate on preparing expert witnesses for deposition and trial, as this step is crucial to the overall outcome of each case. The scope of the lecture is predicated on the fact that when paralegals and experts align constructively, legal teams maximize their potential for efficiency, cost-savings, and success.

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Course Year: 
2017