Expert Witness Depositions in Nursing Home Injury Cases: Selecting, Preparing, Questioning, Defending
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide attorneys representing plaintiffs or defendants in nursing home injury cases to take or defend the depositions of expert witnesses. The panel will discuss best practices for selecting the right experts for the case, preparing your expert for deposition, effectively questioning the opposing party's expert, raising or defending objections, and planning ahead to leverage testimony during trial or settlement negotiations.
- Selecting the right expert for the case
- Professional competence
- Ability to convey the client's story/defense
- Preparing your expert for deposition
- Deposing the opponent's expert
- Topics to cover
- Critical documents
- Dealing with obstructionist/evasive answers
- Raising and defending objections
- Deciding not to depose opposing experts
- Post-deposition strategies: using deposition information
The panel will drill into these and other essential aspects:
- Who are the key experts to depose for the most common types of nursing home injury cases?
- What options exist for dealing with obstructionist conduct and evasive answers?
- What are the pivotal topics for plaintiffs and defendants in expert depositions?
- How can counsel prevent the expert from being portrayed as a villain?
- What are the most important documents for depositions of experts?
Jaime Koziol Delaney
Levin & Perconti
Ms. Delaney plays a key role in a number of complex medical malpractice, nursing home, wrongful death and personal... | Read More
Ms. Delaney plays a key role in a number of complex medical malpractice, nursing home, wrongful death and personal injury matters. She is involved in all steps of the litigation process, including case intake, drafting and filing complaints, and taking depositions. Currently, Ms. Delaney is working on a variety of cases, including a birth injury/medical malpractice case, a hospital fall lawsuit, and many nursing home negligence cases.Close
With over $45 million in settlements and verdicts since 2003, Mr. Morris has handled a number of high-profile... | Read More
With over $45 million in settlements and verdicts since 2003, Mr. Morris has handled a number of high-profile cases for clients in Tennessee and across the south involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury. He has obtained for clients 11 separate seven-figure settlements, 15 separate settlements over $700,000, and recently obtained a $900,000 verdict for the family of a woman neglected at a Memphis-area nursing home in December, 2009. Nursing abuse and neglect cases represented include injury, preventable falls, dehydration, food poisoning, bed sores, sexual molestation and rape, chemical restraints, and wrongful death.Close