In Seven Costly Mistakes Attorneys Make With Medical Negligence Cases, Dr. Burton Bentley of Elite Medical Experts LLC writes:
Although the rate of negligence claims against medical providers has begun to level off, the cost of litigating these actions has risen dramatically. Vast amounts of time and money are lost when attorneys – whether retained by plaintiff or defense – pursue a non-meritorious case or litigate a worthy case inefficiently. Beware of the following costly errors:
MISTAKE #5: MISSING THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE DIFFICULT CASES INDEPENDENTLY REVIEWED BY A NON-TESTIFYING EXPERT.
Attorneys are often excited to receive a favorable expert review on a challenging case. Although this exhilaration may be justified, a “challenging” case warrants a second opinion, particularly when the issues are complex and the expenses are high. In such instances, many attorneys elect to secure an additional opinion from a non-testifying expert. A second opinion ensures that the first expert’s analysis is on target and may give supplemental insight into the case. Non-testifying experts often remain with the case to serve as strategic consultants whose work may be protected from discovery by work-product rules. This approach is more costly at the outset but nearly always results in long-term savings in terms of both time and money.
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