Neurosurgery Expert Witness Testimony to Stand

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that Ohio Circuit Judge Arthur Recht improperly excluded neurosurgery expert witness Peter Sheptak in a trial over a car crash. The decision means Sheptak can to testify for Lambert Jones II, whose Ford Probe rear ended a Lincoln driven by George Naum in 2003. Naum claims the collision caused a concussion, headaches, dizziness, confusion, and memory problems but the expert witness said “this was an extremely low level impact with no significant discernible damage to either vehicle. I find it highly unlikely that the patient suffered a concussion during the impact,” he wrote. “I also feel it highly unlikely that he struck his head on the roof as he reported to several physicians.”

Naum’s attorney had argued that Sheptak could not testify about any change in velocity that Naum experienced because Sheptak was not a biomechanics expert witness.

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