I have been on the phone with expert doctors all day and I am always so grateful when a doctor speaks language I can understand. Fortunately, the doctors I have been working with are willing to explain the complicated medical terminology and be patient with my questions.
Before ever calling a doctor, I will sit down with the medical records and pull up the internet. Then I will use a medical dictionary online or emedicine or medline to find each word that I do not understand. I always keep a working definitions page on each of the medical negligence cases so I can reference it throughout litigation if need be.
When working on these complicated medical negligence cases, it is crucial the expert doctor be capable of explaining all issues to me and most importantly to the jury. Because if they can’t explain something to me, it is highly unlikely it will go over real well with a jury or judge. Our firm is blessed and in turn our clients are blessed to work with highly competent, patient, and caring experts.