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Articles by Wendy Ketner, M.D.

Court Deems Neurosurgery Expert’s Opinion Relevant Despite Reliance on Irrelevant Scientific Literature

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Rome Division Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Wint v. Neurosurgical Group of Chattanooga, P.C. Citation: 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 189393 In this case of medical negligence, the plaintiff claimed the…

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Family Medicine Expert Unqualified to Testify on Breast Cancer Causation

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Fulmer v. United States Citation: 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75858 The plaintiffs retained an oncology expert witness to opine on the causation of the cancer…

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Psychiatry Expert Successfully Demonstrates Compliance with Ohio’s Expert Competency Rule

Court: Court of Appeals of Ohio, Tenth Appellate District, Franklin County Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: R.T. v. Knobeloch Citation: 2018 Ohio App. LEXIS 2945 The defendant appeals a malpractice verdict concerning pediatric psychiatric care. They claim the plaintiff’s psychiatry expert…

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Hernia Expert Challenged for Lack of Recent Experience with Procedure and Surgical Equipment

Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Jurisdiction: Federal Case Name: Dubois v. Brantley Citation: 2015 Ga. LEXIS 539 The defendant argued that the expert has not performed this type of procedure in over five years. Thus, according to the defendant, the…

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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 retains a life care planning expert. But the defendant’s own life…

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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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