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Medical Malpractice versus Pharmaceutical Litigation

You my wonder how Experts Clearinghouse approaches medical malpractice expert witnesses versus pharmaceutical litigation expert witnesses.  We are asked everyday to bring the most qualified and appropriate expert to the table for these two scenarios, and to be honest, the difference in our approach is only minor.

First and foremost, we look for those physicians who are board certified in both instances.  We have a database of thousands of doctors who do not advertise that they do expert witness work.  If no one in our network is qualified or available, we have methods to expand our network as needed.  After 16 years in the industry, we are able to meet just about any medical expert witness need.

Second, we target those who are teaching.  We do this because we believe these individuals typically hold more weight in court.  Our network includes the full spectrum of academics, from clinical instructors to chairmans emeritus.  That spectrum is also geographically inclusive, spanning all corners of the United States.  If an area has a medical school in it or nearby, there is a good chance an Experts Clearinghouse  physician is present as well.

Finally, and herein lies the difference as well, the physician must have the necessary expertise and knowledge to speak to the issues at hand in the medical malpractice or pharmaceutical litigation.  In the case of medical malpractice, the standard of care must be known and practiced.  Deviations from this standard may indicate breech.  On the other hand, for pharmaceutical litigation, the effects of the drug must be understood.  The latest research findings for the drug are paramount.

Thank you and advance always,