Understand common issues regarding foundation for and admissibility of medical records, medical bills, doctor’s testimony and opinions. Learn how to get controversial evidence admitted (or object to some).
Whether at trial or in deposition, the “yes-no” question quite frequently constitutes a Scylla & Charybdis problem for the adverse witness: the “yes” constituting a damaging-to-witness admission, and the “no” creating a risk of the witness being impeached … maybe a BIG risk of a BIG impeachment. Thus, a willing-to-lie witness (and there are so many!!), perhaps coached by an unethical attorney (and there are so many!!), tries to avoid Scylla & Charybdis by claiming “I don’t remember X.” As experienced litigators well know, and newbie litigators will soon discover, these claims can be very tough to successfully attack. Learn the very best lines of attack against these lies.
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Need help with tricky medical evidence issues in civil and work comp cases? This course will not only improve your understanding of basic anatomy and physiology and related medical terminology but will also teach you best practices for obtaining medical records, complying with HIPAA, taking doctors’ depositions and admitting medical evidence at trial. In addition, special focus will be given to the differences between evidentiary requirements in civil court and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.