James M. Nachbar, MD, JD, FACS
The Deposition Doctor

When you need to Cross-Examine a difficult Medical Expert

When a Medical Issue is central to your case

When a Judge or Jury analyze a case where a medical issue is central, they rely on a medical expert witness, often a doctor, to help them understand it.

A medical expert should be neutral, and merely help the Court understand the issue.

However, some medical experts view themselves as a “hired gun,” confusing expert testimony with advocacy, and believing they can bluff their way through Cross Examination.

But it’s a lot harder to bluff when the cross-examining attorney is also a practicing physician.

Personal Injury
The nature, cause, and treatment of the injury are central to any personal injury case, and a medical expert is necessary to establish them.

When the medical expert is unreasonable, Dr. Nachbar can challenge and cross-examine  the doctor as an equal.
Divorce and Alimony
Whether a medical condition reasonably impacts the ability to work, and the extent of that impact, can only be determined with the assistance of a a medical expert.

Dr. Nachbar can work with the experts on both sides for a reasonable outcome.
When a medical professional comes upon a legal problem, you don't want to have to explain your world to a lawyer who never went to medical school, has never been called to the ED for a trauma patient, and doesn't know the difference between a licensing board, a hospital board, a certification board, and a medical society. 

Dr. Nachbar has been there, understands the issues, and can help.
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James M. Nachbar, MD, JD, FACS

8896 E Becker Lane, Suite 102
Scottsdale, AZ  85260
As an experienced surgeon and an attorney, Dr. Nachbar is ideally suited to help you sort out the impact of medical issues on legal matters.