Expert Witness Secrets

What are the top x5 factors an expert medical witness needs to know to succeed?

October 02, 2021 Dr Sandeep Senghera BDS, University certified expert witness Season 2 Episode 12
Expert Witness Secrets
What are the top x5 factors an expert medical witness needs to know to succeed?
Show Notes

Number one, summarize your CV so that a lawyer can quickly understand why you are the most appropriate expert for that particular instruction. And by summarizing it, making it lawyer friendly, you're going to get the attention of more instructing parties. Therefore, more work. 


Second part is really focused. It's about ensuring that you stay focused as an expert, making sure you stay within your area of expertise, and making sure that you don't get bogged down by things that are not appropriate for your level of expertise. 


Thirdly, it's about what constitutes the report quality. Ultimately, the ability for a non medic to be able to quickly understand why you've reached your opinions without using excessive medical jargon makes this easy to digest and understand for a lawyer. 


And of course, that will lead to further instructions for you because they will interpret that as a high quality report.


Fourth - so this is going to be about delivering more and more reports and of course, there is a chicken and egg here but you've got to recognize the importance of building high quality reports that will in turn, drive up more requests for further reports. 


And lastly, fifth on the list is your intention setting out a clear desire and goal and ambition having that intention in your mind over the next 24 months of what you want to achieve and why will set you on.


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