The No-So-Independent Medical Examiner

Posted by John Harris on Sat, Oct 29, 2011 @ 11:05 AM

This  article was written by John Harris and published in the Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.   The article uses an actual trial transcript from a nursing home case he tried.  In the article he demonstrates cross examination techniques to use in cross-examining the defense’s medical expert. The article explores bias, lack of knowledge of pertinent information, explanation of or clarification of medical terms and procedures, bolstering the testimony of the treating physician, and obtaining concessions.

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