Category: Expert Witnesses: Their Role in Personal Injury

Frivolous Lawsuits – Not So Fast: A Lifecare Planner Speaks Out

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: February 21, 2009

Victoria Powell is the founder and current President of VP Medical Consulting. She has been providing nursing education and consulting services for 14 years. Ms. Powell is a Registered Nurse and holds specialty certifications in Case Management, Legal Nurse Consulting, Life Care Planning and Ergonomic Assessments. She wrote Frivolous Lawsuit: Not So Fast. Her insight and analysis of large jury verdicts in catastrophic cases are excellent and well taken. If you’ve read my blog in the past, you know that I believe that there is no such thing as a frivolous lawsuit and that the phrase is a misnomer. In… Read More

Roof Top Electrocutes Worker by Charles Samo, Safety Engineer

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: April 10, 2008

Thank you to safety engineer/expert Charles Samo for contributing this fascinating and informative article. Mr. Samo has been an expert witness in a multitude of litigation matters and can be reached at INTERESTING TIMES Have you ever wondered why birds resting on high and bare electric conductors do not get electrocuted? It is because the birds are not grounded or rather in contact with the ground. This is an interesting phenomenon. Whenever a person comes in contact with an overhead power line, if not in contact with ground, he or she is perfectly safe but as soon as a part of… Read More

Legal Nurse Consultants

Author: Lowell Steiger

Published On: November 1, 2006

Legal Nurse Consultants play a very important role in personal injury and medical malpractice cases with significant medical issues.  They are trained to pour through volumes of medical records and, frankly, make sense out of them. I have used Legal Nurse Consultants in my practice and find that they provide invaluable insight into the often complex medical issues that are inherent in most personal injury and medical malpractice cases. I would like to invite Legal Nurse Consultants to post comments in this section to help further illustrate what they see as their role in these cases.  Naturally, any interesting anecdotes… Read More

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