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OUR INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT IDENTIFIES VIABLE MRSA CLAIMS

  1 – Failure to recognize MRSA soft-tissue infection. Conventional teaching is to treat skin and soft-tissue infections with agents such as cephalexin or its intravenous counterpart, cefazolin. Patients who fail to respond require either or both a culture and switch in treatment to include an agent that covers MRSA such as vancomycin, trimethoprim-sulfa, or […]

OVERCOMING EXPERT SERVICE COLLATERAL ATTACK

As a former defense med mal attorney, I’m very familiar with discrediting experts through collateral attack. Failing to adequately prepare the expert to parry this line of questioning can be problematic. Eliciting many of the following points from your witness (perhaps on direct) will neutralize the cross examination: medQuest, directed by a former defense med […]