Dr. Slater has
served as a very successful defense expert in scores of medical
malpractice cases over the past 32 years.
Dr. Slater noted
in many cases that the plaintiff's medical expert report was
lengthy but unfocused on the incident that fell below the
standard of care.
malpractice event was lost in a blizzard of easy to refute
accusations of malpractice irrelevant to the outcome of the
patient's course of treatment.
The event that
leads to a catastrophic outcome (the "real" medical malpractice)
is usually a single instance that initiates a cascade of
It has been Dr.
Slater's experience that in many cases this crucial event is
missed or misinterpreted by the plaintiff's expert. He has
seen many meritorious cases lost because of lengthy but
unfocused reports by plaintiffs' medical experts.
- Initial review of medical
records to identify an event that falls below the
standard of care that caused harm to a patient.
- Outline key issues that
should be addressed by the plaintiff's medical expert
- Strategic analysis of how
the case will be defended by the defense's medical expert
- Evaluation and strategic
analysis of plaintiff's and defense experts' reports.
- Strategic analysis of
medical expert witness' depositions.
- Expert witness on
burn/chemical/electrocution cases that involve malpractice
or negligence or product liability.