Philip Michels, a plaintiff’s lawyer at Michels & Watkins in Westwood, California, has written an excellent article entitled “Finding and effectively using experts in a professional medical negligence case.” The article appears in the April 2007 of the Advocate magazine, published by the Counsumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California.
In the article, Michels suggests one way to select medical experts is to match the defense experts specialty for speciality. As he states in the article:
“[Y]our have to be cautious about allowing the defense to have a specialist in an area that you do not have adequately covered. You can easily drop an expert witness; it is far more difficult to list an additional one.”
It should be noted that Michels is approaching the issue from a plaintiff’s perspective.