New Canaan, CT (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
Preparing for a trial or deposition presents a series of tasks for any litigator. One of those tasks, especially for cases involving health or medical issues, is opposition expert witness research. Having a summarized, accurate and accessible expert profile is an invaluable resource for a courtroom appearance or deposition. Pulling together such information is the time consuming conundrum most litigators face.
In order to get ahead of the market, some legal service firms have added products to meet this need for busy litigators and paralegals. Mednick Associates, an industry leader in expert witness and legal nurse consulting services, is one example. After more than 20 years in business, their focus remains on expert witness consulting and legal nurse case reviews, but they have recently expanded into providing Expert Witness Profiles for their clients.
“Adding this service not only allows us to serve our clients in a more complete fashion, but the information contained in the profiles provides them a leg up as they approach trial or any formal testimony,” says Diane Manders, General Manager of Mednick Associates.
Expert Witness Profiles assist litigators in multiple ways.
First, it allows them to verify the education and professional background of the opposing expert witness. With the latest rash of exaggerated resumes in corporate executive offices, highlighted by the recent issues surrounding the inflated resume of ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, verifying a medical expert’s education and fellowship training is not a waste of energy.
Second, a profile is full of detailed information, but is presented in an attorney friendly summary format. While specific documents are available for purchase within the profile, the attorney can feel confident in the detailed executive summary of the testimony and trial history of the expert. Simply put, it saves time by making accessible the detailed documents an attorney may need but does so within a summarized format.
Third, knowing the professional associations, public social media postings and board memberships the expert is linked to may shed some light on the qualitative, personality driven attributes of the expert that cannot be discerned from a curriculum vitae.
Mednick Associates completes the profiles by working with a team of professionally trained researchers who are able to produce 50-100 page documents within tight time constraints that even busy trial lawyers can appreciate. Mednick offers 10, 5 and 2 business day turnaround times at competitive rates and have example profiles available.
Manders concludes, “Whenever we can ease the pain of our clients and make their lives easier, we will do whatever we can to make that happen. Our Expert Witness Profiles are just another example of that commitment.”