The Daubert Standard and Expert Witnesses

Posted on May. 18 2012 in Personal Injury Cases

Kentucky uses the Daubert standard from a US Supreme Court case, Daubert v.Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993).  The standard governs the admissibility of expert witness testimony during US federal legal proceedings and over half of state proceedings like KY personal injury cases. Pursuant to the Daubert standard, whether an expert witness testimony is admissible in court, depends on:  (1)whether an expert’s opinion has been peer reviewed; (2) whether an expert’s theory can be and has been tested; (3) known or potential error rate of an expert’s theory; and (4) general acceptance of a expert’s theory in the relevant scientific community.  In Daubert,the Supreme Court decided FRE 702 required a trier of fact
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Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted on May. 17 2012 in Personal Injury Cases

The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC), in collaboration with clinical colleagues in the Department of Neurological Surgery, has a mission to develop effective treatments for spinal cord injury (SCI).  SCI is a heartbreaking condition usually caused by car accidents, slips and falls, or workplace injuries when there is a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine that fractures or dislocates vertebrae.  Each injury attorney at our law firm offers confident representation when it comes to handling SCI cases. The KSCIRC initially focused its research on the central nervous system (CNS)area. In 1994, the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust (KSCHIRT) was established by surcharges on Kentucky traffic
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