How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Consultant: A Medical Expert’s Perspective
Nationally respected medicolegal expert, Vernon M Neppe MD, PhD has put his many years of experience as an expert medicolegal consultant in complex forensic neuropsychiatric and psychopharmacological cases to good use: He has drawn upon his singular expertise to put together this detailed guide for the attorney as well as for fellow medical experts. The many layers of this monograph are all directed toward one aim–winning the case. In his new book, How Attorneys Can Best Utilize Their Medical Expert Consultant: A Medical Expert’s Perspective, Dr Neppe balances the importance of the medical expert’s integrity, which places limits on his or her testimony, with the needs of the attorney in pursuing the legitimate objective of successful litigation. This balance which Dr Neppe achieves harnesses the best of both worlds of Law and Medicine: the professional integrity of the medical expert, while limiting the utilized testimony, at the same time endows it with unimpeachable effectiveness for use by the attorney as long as its limitations are understood and targeted. Dr Neppe succeeds in analyzing and presenting the dynamics of this balance in a format that is at once clear and elegant yet sacrifices none of the potential complexities of that necessary partnership between attorney and medical expert. A must buy!