Expert witness depositions in drug and device cases provide critical evidence necessary to ensure a trial victory. That is not a secret. Many drug and device cases live and die on the quality and credibility of the expert testimony. A plaintiff’s entire case, and the defense thereto, depends on the testimony of doctors, engineers, or toxicologists, among many other disciplines. Seasoned drug and device lawyers should expect a number of things before going into expert depositions.
Medical drug and device lawyers should expect the following things out of an expert witness deposition.