Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States. Errors caused by negligence can entitle a patient (or a deceased patient’s family) to compensation.  Expert witnesses help patients prove medical negligence. Doctors...

The Federal Rules of Evidence govern the admissibility of expert testimony in federal cases. Rule 702 has long required courts to begin their analysis by asking two questions. First: Is the expert basing an opinion...

A federal court decision demonstrates why defendants are entitled to use medical billing experts to challenge the reasonableness of hospital and chiropractic bills in a personal injury case. The evidence was needed to counter a...

In Schemelzer v. Muncy, a federal district court explained why expert testimony about the reasonableness of medical bills is not only admissible but necessary. The court rejected the plaintiff’s attempt to use the testimony of...