Articles by Wendy Ketner, M.D.

Defense Challenges Cardiology Expert’s Testimony on Chemotherapy Drug

Court: Court of Appeals of Michigan Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Estate of Leblanc v. Agnone Citation: 2017 Mich. App. LEXIS 1091 The plaintiff claimed the treating doctors were negligent in managing the decedent’s condition. The cardiology expert witness, retained by…

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Radiology Expert’s Testimony Admitted Despite Lack of Board Certification

Court: Superior Court of Pennsylvania Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: In the Interest of M.M.-A. Citation: 2017 Pa. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 4434 One of the experts was a radiology expert, retained by the parents, who opined on non-abusive causation explanations. The…

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Nurse Practitioner’s Testimony Challenged Under Rule 702

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Scolaro v. Vons Cos. Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 221547 However, the defendant argued the nurse was unqualified to testify on the cause of the injuries.…

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Infectious Disease Expert Opines on Probability of Causation for Hepatitis B

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Hardiman v. Davita Inc. Citation: 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34569 The defendant argued that the expert was unqualified to testify. Furthermore, the defendant…

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Defense Questions Neonatal Nursing Expert’s Testimony on Obstetric Nursing

Court: United States District Court for the District of Kansas Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Holt v. Wesley Med. Ctr. Citation: 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13814 The nursing expert witness, retained by the plaintiff, opined on the standard of care in…

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General Surgery Expert’s Opinion on Biological Mesh Admitted Due to Reliance on Facts and Data

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Avendt v. Covidien Inc. Citation: 262 F. Supp. 3d 493 The defendant then retained a general surgery expert witness to support its claim…

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Court Excludes Hospitalist Expert’s Testimony on Causation of Death

Court: United States District Court for the District of Wyoming Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Bindl v. Evanston Hosp. Corp. Citation: 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 192769 The defendant retained a hospitalist expert to opine that there was no failure in maintaining…

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Psychiatry Expert’s Expertise in Behavioral Conditions Challenged

Court: United States District Court for the Central District of California Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Ortega v. City of L.A. Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136650 The expert opined on the plaintiff’s medical and behavioral disorders resulting from the criminal…

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Court Excludes Pediatric Neurologist Expert’s Testimony on Neurosurgery Standard of Care

Court: Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Kiser v. Caudill Citation: 2001 W. Va. LEXIS 49 The appellant retained a pediatric neurologist expert witness. However, the trial court held that the expert was unqualified to…

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Court Questions Whether Hematology Expert Report Meets All Rule 26 Requirements

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Tucker v. United States Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150053 The defendants tried to exclude the expert’s written report and testimony. Furthermore, the defendants argued…

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