Articles by Wendy Ketner, M.D.

Court Reviews Gastroenterology Expert’s Opinion on Viral Infection Transmission within Correctional Facility

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Terre Haute Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Jones v. United States Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14382 The plaintiff brings this lawsuit against the government for its purported failure…

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Radiology Expert Permitted to Rely on Other Expert Reports in Medical Device MDL

Court: United States District Court for the District of Arizona Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: In re Bard Ivc Filters Prods. Liab. Litig. Citation: 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 211400 In this medical device MDL, the plaintiffs retain a radiology expert witness.…

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Gastroenterology Expert’s Testimony Partially Excluded for Conclusions on Psychiatry Issues

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Stelman v. United States Citation: 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129420 The plaintiff claims prison medical staff inadequately managed her Crohn’s disease. Her gastroenterology expert…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis Expert’s Eligibility Questioned Under Georgia’s Malpractice Action Statute

Court: Court of Appeals of Georgia Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Toombs v. Acute Care Consultants, Inc. Citation: 2014 Ga. App. LEXIS 183 In this medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff asserts the treating physician acted negligently in treating her husband. The…

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Life Care Planning Expert’s Rebuttal Report is Reliable Even Without Physician’s Review

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Boden v. United States Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 217141 The plaintiff claims a government surgeon acted negligently in treating his ankle injury.…

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Colorectal Surgery Expert’s Pending Malpractice Claim is Basis for Motion to Dismiss

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Hershberger v. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. Citation: 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18799 Following two unsuccessful colostomy surgeries, the plaintiff files negligence claims against…

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Discrepancies Between Evidence and Traumatic Brain Injury Expert’s Report Affects Weight, Not Admissibility

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Maes v. Lowe’s Home Ctrs. LLC Citation: 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 127513 In this premises liability case, a rack of rakes fell…

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Plastic Surgery Expert’s Use of Differential Diagnosis is Admissible

Court: United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, Charleston Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Schaeffer v. Heidi D Williams, MD, LLC Citation: 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29131 In this medical malpractice case, the plaintiff’s plastic surgery expert…

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Neuropsychologist Expert’s Testimony Challenged as Speculative and for Lacking Certainty

Court: United States District Court for the District of Kansas Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Barcus v. Phoenix Ins. Co. Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12215 In this case, the defendant retains a neuropsychologist expert witness who treated the plaintiff following…

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Court Strikes Stroke Expert’s Speculative Diagnosis Testimony

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Wilson v. GMAC Citation: 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119995 The plaintiff in this medical malpractice case relied on a stroke expert witness to support his…

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