Expert Criteria

TASA ID: 1128

During my depositions and testimony as an expert witness in podiatric malpractice since 1993, I have been asked the following questions that I thought may be of interest to the new attorney developing questions for an expert. 

  • How long have you been handling case review?  
  • Provide the number of cases you’ve handled for plaintiff and defense attorneys. 
  • Indicate the amount of times you’ve testified or have been deposed by plaintiff and defense attorneys.  
  • Are you board-certified? (yes or no) If so, which board?  
  • Did you pass the boards on the first attempt? 
  • How many times have you performed the procedure in question or treated this condition? 
  • How many times have you worked with this attorney? 
  • List the firms you have signed up with to perform expert review.  
  • Do you advertise?  
  • Have you reviewed your CV/resume? Is it current?  
  • Please submit your fee schedule.  
  • What is the recorded total amount of money per year- past and present - that you’ve derived from expert work?  
  • Expert work is what percentage of your income per year? 
  • When did you get the records to review from the attorney?

  • When did you start your review of the records?  
  • Submit a copy of all your notes and emails to and from the attorney, client/patient.  
  • How many times have you been sued for malpractice and what were the results?  
  • Have you ever been denied or revoked hospital surgical privileges? 

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