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Expert Witnesses Discuss Dangers of Using Forceps during Childbirth

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There are many dangers in childbirth, but there are none greater than when the baby is harmed during the process. This may occur with various tools, methods or if there are complications that arise in the middle of the procedure.
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Expert Witness on Illegal Debt Collection Practices

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When someone owes money to a debtor, this account is often referred to a debt collector. Debt collectors must follow federal law and state law when attempting to collect this debt. If the debt collector does not follow applicable laws, it may be liable for violations.

How Your Expert Witness Can Withstand a Daubert Challenge

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When a Daubert challenge is presented in opposition to an expert witness, his or her entire testimony may be excluded from being giving in court. The time, energy and money spent in hiring the individual would be lost if the challenge succeeds, and without seeking additional support, the case may be weakened by this action.

Expert Witnesses in Criminal Defense Financial Cases

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Criminal defense cases often need an expert witness to verify facts, reconstruct a crime, explain how certain injuries were caused by the actions of the perpetrator and similar concerns. There is even the need when someone commits financial crimes such as fraud or theft. Some experts are forensic accountants, fraud investigators and professionals that have extensive experience in tax fraud, money laundering, bribes or corruption in financial markets, instances of embezzlement and investment concerns.

Admitting Expert Witnesses under Daubert or Frye

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It is often essential to have an expert witness in conjunction with a lawyer for many different types of cases. These professionals are fundamental to assisting in successful claims and in defending accused persons of crimes. The possible insight these experts have in their field is invaluable in helping legal representatives in proving or disproving certain aspects of the subject.

Daubert and its Effect on Expert Witnesses

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Before the use of expert witnesses changed to the standard that is known in the electronic and computer age, Daubert had to go through a case with the Supreme Court. This eventually led to the way expert witnesses are used and how their testimony must be presented.

Why Dangerous Substance Cases Need an Expert Witness

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Dangerous substances have a variety of effects and hazards to those exposed to them. This could occur through inhalation, skin contact, ingestion and even burns through contact on clothing. To understand how these issues harm the victim and what consequences arise through these materials is important.

Expert Witness Explains Small Business Litigation with Big Business Economic Damages

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Small businesses operate under the fear that they will one day be sued. Today, someone can sue a company for nearly anything. Even if the plaintiff sues a business and does not prevail, there can still be a significant impact to the business that must defend against the claim. Often, significant economic damages may be alleged that rival the damages lodged against big businesses.

Expert Witnesses and the Securities Fraud Case Certification

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Fraud is often a very damaging crime to those affected. The theft of information or funds from a company tends to harm multiple persons, and it may lead to a continued problem for the business. When certain information is taken, it may be highly injurious based on who is involved and how much is stolen.

Expert Witnesses in Business Defamation Cases Explain Extent of Damages

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Defamation may not always be applied to business transactions, clients or customers, but even companies may be affected by false statements. When a single person is the victim of defamation, he or she may have his or her reputation negatively impacted. In some situations, this may lead to economic and financial difficulties.

Essential Tips from an Expert Witness in a Slip, Trip and Fall Case

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Injuries and cases of slips, trips and falls are prominent in certain industries and with the elderly. It is important to understand how to avoid these complications, and why those harmed in the process need certain compensation. Many slips and trips occur in building with floor hazards, but these may occur at home due to wires, carpets and obstacles.

Medical Laboratory Expert Witness in Medical Malpractice Cases

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Many cases have the need for a medical laboratory in issues with malpractice claims. This means that certain aspects need further testing, or there are factors in a medical malpractice suit that need clarification. This usually requires the assistance of a medical laboratory expert witness to explain these details and processes.

Expert Witnesses Provide Testimony in Perinatal Malpractice Cases

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Perinatal malpractice usually involves injuries to the baby before, during or after the child has been born. These could occur through the methods used to assist the infant out of his or her mother, the procedures utilized when he or she resides within the mother’s body or the care taken with the baby once he or she has been removed.

Passing the Estate to Nonfamily Members: Expert Witness

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In some situations, a person may wish to pass his or her property to a business partner, friend, church member or other individual outside of his or her own family. Understanding what heirs are and any statutory right to inherit is important. An expert witness can explain the steps that are legally necessary to effectuate this transaction and whether they were or were not present in a specific situation.

Preventing Commercial Lease Dispute Complications with Expert Witness Testimony

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Before signing a commercial lease, individuals may consider possible ways to protect themselves before the lease, during the tenancy and after it. An expert witness can provide assistance in discussing commercial lease disputes and settlement negotiations.

Expert Witness: Legal Complications in Transfers of Ownership

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Sometimes a person may wish to transfer real estate, whether residential or commercial, to another person. However, when conducting these transactions, legal complications may arise, necessitating the use of an expert witness to explain potential legal complications.

Expert Witness: Scientific Data and Its Use in the Courtroom

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Expert witnesses are often contacted for their knowledge and expertise in a field of study. This information is used to explain to the judge or jury panel that certain actions occurred, and to the best of the knowledge of the expert that his or her conclusion is the outcome of the incident.

Why Testimony of an Expert Witness Aids in Business Transactions between Companies

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Business transactions between companies are often complicated due to the amount of information that must be passed back and forth between them. There are certain associates that must coordinate the data and facilitate the transfer.

Intellectual Property Disputes and an Expert Witness’ Examination

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Intellectual property is owned by the person that designed, created or invented the item. However, there are many cases of infringement on the legal protections obtained to safeguard the object from public use, competitors and reproduction. If someone has been violating the patent, copyright, trade secret or trademark, a lawyer versed in this form of law is needed.

How to Remedy Business Fraud with the Help of an Expert Witness

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Business processes are often difficult to analyze and understand in a court room for the average person. Numerous complicated cases are extremely difficult to prosecute because the crimes are not understandable. An expert witness that has experience in the field of the business is often able to examine the documentation and grasp the details necessary to show how the crimes occurred and why the person is not at fault. In fraud scams or criminal activity, there may be someone that is blamed who took no part in the incident.

Medical Expert Witnesses Needed for Negligence in Hazardous Chemical Cases

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Hazardous chemicals are both dangerous and lethal to humans when they come into contact with the skin or are inhaled. Some chemicals are such a risk to the health of a person that not having a breathing mask could lead to death quickly. There are many compounds that may be created which could harm someone, and numerous chemicals found in homes or buildings could lead to the same dangerous results.

When Multiple Expert Witnesses are Needed for a Case

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Hiring multiple expert witnesses for a single case is beneficial when the matter is either complicated or includes more than one single aspect of a claim. This may occur through using economic impact combined with a car accident, personal injury cases and medical experts for assistance as well as a variety of similar circumstances.

How an Expert Witness Explains Why Road Construction Causes Road Incidents

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Road construction zones are often dangerous to drivers on interstates, highways and freeways. The rate of higher speeds and more vehicles is greater in these areas than on regular roads or smaller highways.

Expert Witness Explains Electrical Accidents and Incident Reconstruction

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Electrical accidents often require reconstruction of the incident so that the judge or members of the jury understand what occurred during the accident. This also means that an expert witness is needed to detail how the injuries affect the victim.

Expert Witness Describes What Damage an Infestation of Insects Causes

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Infestation of insects is often one of the worst possible problems with real estate that a homeowner discovers.

DOL Seeks Comment on President’s Proposal to Postpone Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new fiduciary rule was set to take effect on April 10, 2017. However, in a Memorandum to the Secretary of Labor on February 3, 2017, the President proposed delaying the applicability date by 60 days.

Communicating Successfully with Expert Witnesses

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Communication is the key to all successful relationships, and this is best seen with business and legal contacts. Court cases move fast in certain situations, and greater chances of a positive outcome of the case often rests on how best communication is achieved between all parties involved.

Expert Witness Reports: Skillfully Avoiding the Pitfalls

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The use of an expert witness is often a matter of a successful or disastrous outcome in a court case.

Expert Witness: Abusive Head Trauma

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Abusive head trauma is a serious injury where the brain is impacted through pressure and force. These injuries usually occur through abuse to a child who is still developing, and it is also called shaken baby syndrome.

The Problems Facing Expert Witness Testimony and How to Avoid Them

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Expert witnesses can make or break a case. Strong expert witness testimony can strengthen a case and provide credibility to it. However, weak expert witness testimony can undermine a case. Recognizing problems that are commonly associated with expert witness testimony and how to get around them can help lawyers better prepare cases for court.

Expert Witness: Business Owner Conflicts with Shareholders

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Conflicts between business owners and shareholders are not uncommon. The duties and direction between these two groups are often opposing. These conflicts are often more pronounced when dealing with smaller businesses. These businesses may not have as extensive oversight as publicly-traded companies do. Recognizing the adverse nature between the parties can provide an expert witness with the background to explain the conflict to a judge or jury.

Expert Witness and Breach of Contract Problems

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Expert witnesses may be retained for various legal issues. One such issue is when there is a breach of contract.

How the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act” May Affect Expert Witnesses

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A class action lawsuit occurs when multiple persons have been injured in some way. They are often lumped together for evidence and compensation purposes so that the responsible party may be held accountable for the actions that caused the incident. These often take years to complete with extensive material, proof and documentation.

Expert Witness Explains Building Codes in Slip and Fall Cases

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Getting the building and safety codes correct in any case is vital. When the expert cites or reports the wrong codes for a litigation case, the credibility and reliability of testimony is reduced in the eyes of a judge or jury panel. This means that the case is not as strong and the chances of success are lessened.

Information that an Expert Witness May Explain in Sport Concussion Cases

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Concussion injuries are common when someone plays sports. Because of this, there are many litigation cases that arise through accidents and unintentional harm. It is often important to seek the assistance of both a personal injury lawyer and an expert witness to explain how sport concussions affect the victim of the incident.

How Expert Witnesses Are Tapped for Immigration Cases

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Immigration cases are often complicated when there are multiple factors or enough elements to cause a success for either side to be uncertain. Various immigration issues stem from those seeking asylum in the United States when they cannot remain in their own country.

How an Expert Witness Uses Biomechanics Knowledge in Seatbelt Defect Cases

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Personal injury claims usually must have the elements of the case include proof that the defending party’s actions caused the incident. This makes the individual responsible for the damages owed. In order to refute this, the alleged person uses his or her lawyer to assist in showing that he or she could not be accountable due to a lack of evidence.

Six Ways to Cross-Sell Your Firm's Services

Many law firms that offer a multiplicity of practice areas often have difficulty cross-selling these disparate services to their roster of clients.

Expert Witness on the Serious Consequences of Inhaling Mold during Career or in Home

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When mold is prevalent in a home or in a business setting, it may lead to serious health consequences. This substance may be a concern that started with a construction defect, through the upkeep or maintenance of a landlord or landlady or when repairs are completed.

Expert Witness: How to Properly Plan for Wills and Estates to Avoid Contest

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Planning for the future when death is inevitable is often fraught with complications when there are family members that may contest the last will and testament of the deceased.

Expert Witness Testimony: When Police Brutality Occurs

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Police brutality is being increasingly noticed throughout the country through the use of electronic surveillance equipment and the rise of the smartphone. With a camera and a video recorder at the touch of a fingertip, anyone is able to record almost any incident that may transpire.

Expert Witness Explains the Harmful Effects of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and How to Recover Damages

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Carbon monoxide may lead to poisoning, injury and death when someone has been exposed to too much of the gas. It is colorless and odorless, so it cannot be see or smelled but it may be see in smoke. However, because it weighs less than oxygen, it spreads quickly.

Expert Witness Uses Formulas to Evaluate Lost Profits

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There are times when a company loses profits through an incident caused by an individual. This often leads to injury to the company or someone specifics that either owns the business or works inside.

Expert Witness: How Can an Expert Identify Construction Defects?

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When there is a need for a construction expert that must be used as a witness in a court case, he or she should have extensive knowledge and experience in the construction world. This means that all aspects of accidents, injury, defects and similar concerns regarding construction should be understood better than the average person.

Expert Witness: How Brain Death Affects Personal Injury Claims

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Personal injury claims are difficult enough with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer, but when the victim of the incident becomes brain dead, the problems multiply. Many are unsure what to do next, how this affects the case and what may be needed due to these severe consequences.

Expert Witness: What Does a Child Custody Expert Witness Do?

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Child custody cases are often plagued with complications, arguments and conflict on both sides. When both parties vie for the custody of the child or children affected by the dissolution of the relationship, both family lawyers and expert witnesses are usually needed to settle the disputes.

Expert Witness: Lifelong Consequences of Child Abuse

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Child abuse is often a lifelong concern once it has been suffered through the abuses by an adult or other child. Most often, when a youth suffers from these malignant experiences, he or she is harmed by someone he or she loves.

Expert Witness Explains Alcohol Consumption and Impact on Driving

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When someone drinks before or during a drive, his or her blood alcohol level tends to rise. It is when it is above the legal limit of .08 percent that the person may be expecting a driving under the influence violation when pulled over.

How Does an Expert Witness Help with Business Valuation?

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Setting up procedures that are used to determine and estimate the financial value of the interest of a business owned by a person is business valuation. It is used for the market and what may be used as a starting point in pricing for the sale of a company.

How an Expert Witness Evaluates Economic Damages

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When an expert witness or professional is needed to evaluate economic damages, he or she has experience through several years in business valuation, assessments of markets and economic analysis that is needed for various reasons.


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