In Four Reasons Why The Location Of A Medical Expert Witness Is Becoming Less Important, Diane Manders of Mednick Associates writes:
The physical location of a medical expert witness, while in no way related to the competency of the witness, has always been a concern of attorneys litigating medical, health, toxic tort or injury cases. Conventional wisdom says the closer the expert is to the venue of a trial, the higher credibility they will have with a jury. Proximity, like it or not, tends to breed confidence and eliminates the question on why an attorney had to “go to the other side of the country” to prove his/her case.
However, as the world has grown smaller so has the potential stigma of an out of state or out of region medical expert witness.
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