How to Find A Medical Expert Witness The Easy Way
Finding the Right Witness
It’s hard to overstate how important it is to have the right expert witness to bolster your case.
An ideal expert witness needs to be able to explain complex, nuanced topics to jury members that won’t have any intuitive understanding of what they’re talking about. They need to be able to make sense of the evidence in a way that non-experts can understand, or else your evidence has no chance of spinning the case in your favor.
The right expert witness provides credibility that lawyers simply don’t have on their own. By providing an objective and realistic foundation that the jury can understand, they can take technical evidence that’s meaningless to most people, and turn it into persuasive and reliable arguments.
Multiple Witnesses and Technical Expertise
Many cases will require multiple expert witnesses, each one providing a new layer to the argument and working together to create a coherent narrative. Each witness should bring their own field of expertise into play, adding layer after layer to make a solid and undeniable case.
Finding the right medical expert can be a tricky prospect, particularly if you’re not an expert yourself. Without the technical know-how, it can be hard to even determine what questions you need to ask, or what specialty you should look for.
It’s possible to slowly work your way to the right medical experts through trial and error as you narrow the field, but there’s an easier way.
So When Does The Easy Part Start?
This is where litigation consulting firms come in, but how do you find the right one? Like so many areas of expertise in the modern world, predatory companies are everywhere, promising you the sky, with their eyes on your wallet.
One of the first things to watch out for is companies that want to be paid before you have a chance to even talk to their experts. Many firms will be happy to set you up with a medical expert, but they’ll have little concern for whether they’re the right witness for your case.
After all, they’ve already gotten paid. They can set you up with a new expert if you’re not happy, for a second fee.
Some firms may even have the audacity to try to pass off non-experts, and later claim that it’s not their problem you were fooled by false credentials. After they have your money, why should they be concerned, it’s your problem now. Other firms will claim they have experts of all types, and then only after you’ve paid tell you the particular specialty you require isn’t on their list of available witnesses.
I Thought You Said This Was Easy!?
With all this in mind, it’s certainly possible to find reputable companies with access to experts in a wide variety of fields, who will work with you to find the expertise you require.
The very best ones won’t ask you for payment until after you’ve had a complimentary conference call with prospective experts and are ready to retain the witness of your choice. They also won’t charge you hidden administrative fees.
Don’t be fooled by predatory companies who will charge you before you know what you’re getting into. Find a reputable firm that has an interest in connecting you with the experts you need, and they’ll take care of the rest.