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a witness who has knowledge not normally possessed by the average person concerning the topic that he is to testify about

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Critique: For over 20 years, Stanley Brodsky s books have been essential guides for psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals who are called to testify as expert witnesses.
Critics said the bill will make it unnecessarily hard for plaintiffs to find expert witnesses in some cases, and noted that sometimes a particular ailment can be treated by doctors from several different specialties.
Court of Appeal judges issued a clarification on Wednesday apologising to two expert witnesses in the case - Black and Dr Craig Cunningham - for failing to make clear that the remark about quack doctors did not refer directly to them.
This PLI book will unequivocally become the 'Bible' for all litigators for their preparation, presentation and use of expert witnesses for trial, mediation or any contested forum," said Dan Bruch, partner at Swartz Campbell LLC.
ISSUE: Expert witnesses are often called upon in medical negligence cases to provide testimony as to a defendant-physician's breach of the standard of care, and the WVSMA believes that all expert witness testimony should be fair and accurate.
To present a comparative perspective, Shaham sketches in chapter four the different positions of expert witnesses in various legal systems.
Expert witnesses have attracted a good deal of controversy in recent years, especially in child care and medical negligence cases.
Appraisers are most often retained as expert witnesses by an attorney; they can work on behalf of buyers, sellers, and public agencies or corporations at the local, state and national levels, to name a few.
A computer expert witness specializing in intellectual property cases, Judd Robbins offers advice to professionals who want to become expert witnesses in his recent book, Expert Witness Training.
Jenkins' name will now be included on the online specialist witness public register for individuals in search of reputable expert witnesses in forensic accountancy to access.
In addition to trying to protect ourselves from becoming defendants in malpractice litigation, otolaryngologists are called upon frequently to serve as expert witnesses, to defend other physicians or on behalf of plaintiffs who are suing physicians.
Speight (chemical and fuels engineering, University of Utah) offers guidance for scientists and engineers who are called as expert witnesses in trials, or who are called before legislative committees at local, state, or national levels to present evidence that will lead to new regulations and laws.
Therefore, the attitude of witnesses and expert witnesses alike is very often still that of giving evidence 'for the accused' or 'for the defence'.
For information on locating expert witnesses, refer to the module on "Locating and Working with Testifying Experts" in the Core Curriculum for Legal Nurse Consulting[R] textbook and the CLNC[R] Certification Program.