Tips and Strategies from the Expert on Defense Medical Experts
Of all the specious and damaging claims a defense doctor can make, the allegation that your injured client is exaggerating or malingering is the most mean-spirited of all. To protect your client and ensure that he receives fair and reasonable compensation for his injuries, whether at trial or by means of a personal injury settlement, you must attack vigorously any claim of malingering. The “Injury Lawyer’s Guide to Debunking Claims of Exaggerating and Malingering” will show you how.
This 80-page legal practice guide, excerpted from Dorothy Clay Sims’ book, Exposing Deceptive Defense Doctors (James Publishing 2013), explains:
- The psychological malingering “tests” that are commonly given, and how the tests are administered;
- What Waddell Signs are and how to challenge Waddell Signs;
- 5 ways a defense medical expert might try to manipulate the scoring of a malingering test;
- 8 reasons honest people flunk malingering tests;
- 9 reasons malingering tests are useless;
- 11 games defense medical experts play in administering malingering tests; and
- 13 ways these experts manipulate the reporting and interpreting of test results.
In addition, you receive:
150 cross-examination questions, which you can use to challenge the defense medical expert at deposition; to support your Daubert or Frye motion; and, if necessary, to expose the expert’s deception at trial, for the jury.
7 practice-tested forms:
- Motion to Determine Admissibility of Expert Testimony
- Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion in Limine re Fake Bad Scale (“FBS”)
- Order on Plaintiff’s Frye Motion re MMPI-2 FBS—Sample 1
- Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Strike Expert’s Testimony re FBS—Sample 2
- Order on Plaintiff’s Frye Motion on MMPI-2 FBS—Sample 3
- Order Following Frye Hearing re FBS—Sample 4 [Transcript format; portions redacted]
Transcript of Proceedings (Ruling on Frye Hearing)