Cross-Examination of the Negative DME

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Course Description

    This program was recorded on May 15th, 2019

    Typically, a Defense Medical Examination results in a conclusion that the injured plaintiff is fine. There two schools of thought on cross-exam of a defense medical examiner: 

    Kill and Attack or Positive Cross Examination to strengthen your case.

    I believe that the positive cross-examination, used to strengthen your case, is more effective than just attacking the witness. This does not mean you will not attack the witness, but the attack is not the thrust. Timing, sequence, set up and form are all crucial.

    The jury expects the plaintiff’s doctor to say things favorable for the plaintiff. The defense doctor is typically charming, a skilled communicator and experienced at telling the jury what they may want to hear that the plaintiff is a liar or malinger.

    One of the most powerful damages witnesses can be the adverse medical expert – once you get them to admit your case, factually, legally and psychologically, the case for damages are over.

    • Bob Genis
      Bob is a senior and founding partner in the law firm of SONIN & GENIS, ESQS. Bob is a trial attorney specializing in seeking compensation for the families of people killed or seriously injured as a result of negligence, medical malpractice and products liability cases in the State and Federal Courts of New York and New Jersey, Federal Court of Connecticut, and has litigated cases in a number of other states.

      Bob achieved a verdict in a negligence case that was listed as one of the top jury verdicts of the year in the USA and New York, and the following year as one of the top medical malpractice settlements of the year in the National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, New York Magazine and ALM Verdictsearch, and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, is a Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been inducted into the Super Lawyers and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Bob was awarded the only “Lawyer’s Lawyer” award from the Bronx County Bar Association, and received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Jewish Lawyers Guild.

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      1. Form of questions
      2. Style
      3. Injuries
      4. Anatomy
      5. Diagnosis of Condition
      6. History
      7. Objective Diagnostic Tests
      8. Physical Exam Tests
      9. Treatment
      10. Your DME
      11. Opinions
      12. IME
      13. Bias
      14. Collateral
      15. Authoritative Tests

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