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|VIDEO| The Credibility-Building Testimony That Helped Key a Med Mal Defense Win, in Medical Testimony Master Class

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 22, 2022 11:01:27 AM

Dr. Burton Bentley highlights a powerful example of building credibility while testifying, in this clip from Medical Testimony Master Class. You can watch the full episode here.


In a medical malpractice case, a defendant medical provider’s credibility is crucial to securing a defense verdict. And in the latest episode of Medical Testimony Master Class with Burton Bentley, II, M.D., Dr. Bentley highlights a powerful technique that Huff Powell & Bailey’s Scott Bailey used to bolster his physician-client’s credibility during direct exam, leading to a defense win in a major med-mal trial. 

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$6M Verdict in TBI Trial Over Mall Elevator's Ceiling Panel Collapse

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 16, 2022 2:43:46 PM

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Topics: Premises Liability, Florida, TBI, Rayment v. Mizner Park Venture

|VIDEO| The Mark Lanier Trial Notes That Helped Win a Massive Talc Case Verdict

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 9, 2022 4:52:40 PM


When questioning a witness, it’s crucial to effectively highlight the key information you want a jury to take away from that testimony. Otherwise you risk jurors getting overwhelmed with information and missing the most important points a witness made. This is particularly true during questioning of expert witnesses, where testimony can run hours-long and confuse the average juror. In a multi-plaintiff talc trial against Johnson & Johnson, the demonstrative “notes” Mark Lanier wrote to support his questioning powerfully distilled key pieces of testimony and helped win a blockbuster verdict.

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Topics: Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson

TBI Trial Opens Against Mall Owner Accused of Fault for Elevator Ceiling Panel Collapse

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 7, 2022 11:11:28 AM

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West Palm Beach, FL— Jurors previewed evidence concerning the elevator ceiling panel collapse at a mall parking garage that a Florida man says left him with a traumatic brain injury, as trial opened Tuesday morning against the mall’s owner.  Rayment v. Mizner Park Venture, LLC, 2017-CA-007543.

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Topics: Premises Liability, Florida, Rayment v. Mizner Park Venture

Trial Opens Against R.J. Reynolds Over New Mexico Man's Throat Cancer Death

Posted by Arlin Crisco on Dec 2, 2022 1:57:47 PM

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Santa Fe, NM— Attorneys Monday debated what responsibility, if any, R.J. Reynolds bears for the deadly throat cancer a New Mexico man developed after decades of smoking, as trial opened against the tobacco giant. Perez v. R.J. Reynolds, D-101-CV-201902017.

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Topics: Products Liability, tobacco, Perez v. R.J. Reynolds, New Mexico