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Articles by Wendy Ketner, M.D.

Nursing Expert’s Opinion on Medical Procedures Admitted Due to Previous Experience

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Cole v. Perry Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156196 The plaintiff retained a nursing expert witness who created a life care plan. The…

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Infectious Disease Expert’s Supplemental Report Excluded Due to Prior Report

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Sofillas v. Carnival Corp Citation: 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 139448 The plaintiff went into an allegedly contaminated hot tub on the defendant’s cruise ship. Afterward,…

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Court Finds Expert General Surgeon Unqualified To Opine On Gastrointestinal Surgery

Court: Court of Appeals of Mississippi Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Fipps v. Greenwood Leflore Hosp Citation: 2018 Miss. App. LEXIS 53 The plaintiff called a general surgeon as an expert witness to opine on the gastrointestinal complications the patient suffered.…

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Court Allows OB/GYN Doctor to Opine as Pathology Expert

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Petty v. United States Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165924 The plaintiff alleged that the attending doctors caused a uterine perforation when…

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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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