Over the decades, people have asked what I do for a living. When asked, most people get to answer with simple replies: accountant, doctor, carpenter, stock broker, architect, etc. When I explain what I do for a living, most people immediately think it’s all about experts testifying.
That’s far from reality. In some ways, that’s like thinking the majority of an iceberg is the part above the water line. The truth is that the testimony part is a relatively small percentage of what expert’s actually do and most cases don’t even progress that far. Just like the vast majority of the “iceberg” is the part that’s under the water, with experts, it’s mostly the review of medical and legal documents/radiologic studies/microscopic slides, consulting with attorneys, drafting reports, and sometimes even performing an exam.
What’s the best way for attorneys to work with experts? By being considerate and knowledgeable, and making timely payment.
As Director of Medilex, I have worked with thousands of attorneys over the years in medical malpractice, pain & suffering, wrongful death, mold, excessive force, DUI, child abuse, STD, criminal, lead exposure, and other types of matters. Here are the factors that make the better attorneys stand out.
Experts are like diamonds. That’s not a comparison based on value; rather, it’s because they're multifaceted.
I’m hesitant to believe that any expert is perfect, but there are numerous factors to consider about an expert. Here’s a list of my top ten, not in any order.
I've thought about why Medilex has thrived over the past 27 years and what sets us apart. Here are the five most important reasons.