Expert Witness Depositions in Nursing Home Injury Cases: Taking and Defending Depositions

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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This CLE course will prepare medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys representing victims or defendants in nursing home injury cases to take or defend the depositions of expert witnesses. The panel will discuss best practices for preparing your expert for deposition, effectively questioning the opposing party's expert, raising or defending objections, and leveraging the information obtained at the deposition during trial or settlement negotiations.


In nursing home injury cases, expert witnesses--frequently doctors, nurses, facility directors, geriatric experts or rehabilitation therapists--are essential to prove that the nursing home's negligence caused the injury at issue. The deposition of these experts is a crucial discovery tool and critical to the outcome of the case.

Preparing your expert, effectively questioning the opposing party's expert, and raising timely objections directly impact the amount and value of the information obtained during the deposition. Also, medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys must have a carefully planned approach for leveraging the information gained from expert depositions during trial or settlement negotiations.

Listen as our experienced panel explains legal and practical considerations for medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys when taking or defending depositions of expert witnesses in nursing home injury cases.



  1. Preparing your expert for deposition
  2. Deposing the opponent's expert
  3. Raising and defending objections
  4. Post-deposition strategies: using deposition information


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are best practices when preparing your expert before a deposition?
  • What deposition questioning techniques will maximize the information obtained from the opposing party's expert?
  • What are effective techniques for raising and defending objections during depositions of expert witnesses?
  • How can expert deposition testimony be most effectively used during settlement and trial?


Cox, Mark
Mark A. Cox

Mark A. Cox

Since 1990, Mr. Cox has helped recover millions of dollars for those injured and the families of those killed by the...  |  Read More

Fillmore, Monica
Monica C. Fillmore

Burns White

Ms. Fillmore is a skilled litigator who represents healthcare providers and institutions in long-term care, medical...  |  Read More

Smith, Joel
Joel E. Smith

Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

Mr. Smith focuses on the representation of victims of nursing home neglect. He currently serves as the Chairperson...  |  Read More

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