Summary: Radiology Expert Witness testimony is allowed in part and excluded in part as the court determined that the expert was qualified to offer an opinion on the plaintiff’s back pain, but not his anxiety and depression.
Facts: This case (Leus v. C.R. Bard, Inc. et al – United States District Court – Western District of Missouri – September 22, 2021) involves a claim of medical malpractice against a doctor who implanted a filter into the plaintiff who was going to have bariatric surgery. The plaintiff claims that the filter punctured his inferior vena cava and caused back pain and internal bleeding. The defendant hired Radiology Expert Witness Christopher Morris to provide testimony. The plaintiff filed a motion to exclude Morris’s testimony from being admitted to the court.