Bruce Burk

Bruce Burk, J.D., has performed over 50 jury and non-jury trials in appeals, civil litigation, criminal law, business formation, real estate, workers' compensation, personal injury, and employment law.

Bruce Burk

Working With an Expert Witness for Independent Medical Examinations

Whether you are dealing with personal injury or workers’ compensation, knowing the process of working with an expert witness for independent medical examinations can make or break your entire case. This article intends to explain some key points for how to work with an expert witness to obtain an independent medical exam (IME). Qualifications You

Posted on June 20, 2017 in Working with Experts

How to Qualify an Expert Witness: A Sample Voir Dire

Expert witnesses are necessary to establish testimony of specialized knowledge that a layperson cannot establish in a courtroom.

Posted on July 18, 2017 in Working with Experts

What is a Forensic Scientist?

Forensic Scientists are technical experts that can aid in criminal and other legal investigations by processing evidence collected by police and investigators. As such, Forensic Scientists are instrumental in the charging, convicting, and potentially acquitting of many criminal defendants. Becoming a Forensic Scientist Forensic Scientists can have rewarding careers working for laboratories, law enforcement, hospitals,

Posted on July 25, 2017 in Working with Experts

Advanced Expert Deposition Techniques – Moving Beyond the Basics

Depositions are arguably the most important method of discovery with respect to the testimony of expert witnesses. However, every case is unique and the testimony of expert witnesses is anything but monolithic. As a result, an attorney seeking to depose an expert witness should be prepared to do more than simply read from a list

Posted on August 8, 2017 in Working with Experts

Jury Awards $417 Million to Plaintiff in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Suit

On August 21, 2017, a Los Angeles jury awarded a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson based upon their failure to warn an elderly woman who had terminal ovarian cancer about the potential risks posed by using their talcum products. The lawsuit was based on the fact that the company failed to put proper

Posted on August 29, 2017 in Litigation Monitor

Uber To Pay $20 Million To End TCPA Suit Over Unwanted Text Messages

On August 11, 2017 Uber came to an agreement to pay $20 million to settle a class action lawsuit that accused Uber of sending text messages to drivers and riders without their permission. The lawsuit did not have any guarantees of success regarding whether they would receive proper class certification or if they could succeed

Posted on September 7, 2017 in Working with Experts

MDL Update: Mylan EpiPen and Proton-Pump Inhibitor Litigation

EpiPen Price Hiking by Mylan (2:17-md-2785) Mylan NV, a large pharmaceutical company is now dealing with a class action lawsuit regarding the price of EpiPen allergy medication that went up from $100 to $600 in recent years. The EpiPen assists patients that have problems with allergic reactions by providing an injection of epinephrine. Many times,

Posted on October 12, 2017 in Litigation Monitor & News

$247 Million Verdict for Recipients of Defective DePuy Hip Implants

On November 16th, a federal jury in Dallas, TX told Johnson & Johnson and their subsidiary DePuy that they need to pay six patients a total of $247 million due to hip implants that turned out to be defective. The verdict came as a result of finding that the hip implants used a metal to

Posted on November 28, 2017 in News

9 Personal Qualities You Should Look for in an Expert Witness

When attorneys look to hire an expert witness for their case, they look for certain qualities that they believe will result in a win for their clients.

Posted on December 5, 2017 in Working with Experts

$15 Million Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Verdict in New Jersey

In Bergen County, New Jersey, a jury handed down a $15 million verdict against Ethicon, a company owned by Johnson and Johnson, based on defective pelvic mesh implants that caused plaintiff Elizabeth Hrymoc chronic pain. Pelvic mesh implants are used to treat women who have stress, incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. Hyrmoc claimed that Ethicon

Posted on January 11, 2018 in Litigation Monitor & News