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CMG Articles

Using Lay Witnesses to Maximize Damages

By Gene Moen

This paper discusses the use of lay witnesses (friends, neighbors, and family) at trial to allow a jury to better understand the impact of an injury on a claimant.

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Finding and Empowering Expert Witnesses

By Pat Greenstreet

This paper outlines practical suggestions for dealing with expert witnesses in medical negligence cases and most personal injury cases. Suggestions are offered for ways of locating and retaining credible experts, what to send them, preparing them for their depositions, and developing trial testimony.

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A New Standard of Care for Cardiac Cases

By Gene Moen

Cardiac enzyme testing is currently relied on to help rule out a cardiac explanation for symptoms that may represent acute cardiac syndrome. This article is a sequel to “A Fatal Standard of Care for Heart Attack Victims?”

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Handling Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Emboli Cases

By Gene Moen

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT or clots) is a common problem occurring after certain kinds of surgeries. This article analyzes claims based on deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary emboli (resulting from the clots), including the type of claim that may arise, how to determine negligence, what kinds of experts are needed, and damages that may occur in such cases.

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Four Discovery Issues in Medical Negligence Cases

By Chemnick | Moen | Greenstreet

The four specific issues relating to discovery or admissibility of evidence in medical negligence cases are: 1. Communications with potential defendant health care providers within their group or employer’s practice; 2. Securing and presenting evidence on prior misdeeds by health care providers in hospital negligence claims; 3. Inadequate disclosure relating to expert witnesses; and 4. Use of contention interrogatories. Each is discussed.

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