Expert Witness

When clients are involved in litigation or compliance matters, having the right expert witness or consultant makes all the difference. The testimony of an experienced expert delivers a strategic advantage in litigation and ultimately can win the case. The right consultant can help her clients navigate serious damage to their reputation and bottom-line. TD&P’s medical, actuarial, and economics experts and consultants offer the right choice.

The right medical expert must be able to examine the material facts of a case, such as medical records, and provide a strong foundation for their opinions. A critical part of this process is preparing the written report. The expert may base her opinion on personal experience, academic studies, and publications depending on the jurisdiction. But the most effective medical experts can break down the scientific, technical language and terminology so that a person without any medical training can understand the critical issues of the case. The medical expert witness must be able to offer her opinions to a “reasonable degree of medical certainty.” More importantly, she must be able to help the jury reach an accurate, reliable, and valid conclusion about the facts of the case. TD&P’s medical experts have in-depth understanding of the healthcare market, the clinical environment, and hospital system policy. And our experts work closely with TD&P’s team to produce well-written reports and visual aids to explain their opinions and provide convincing evidence to the court.

The experience of our economic experts in healthcare, coupled with our proprietary business process for the collection and analysis of large databases, claims data, medical records, and third-party data allows us to provide strategic assistance to our clients in navigating healthcare disputes. TD&P economic experts service as healthcare pricing experts offering a wide range of technical assistance to legal counsel through litigation support services, focused on the healthcare industry, in such areas as healthcare valuation; damages; lost or enhanced earnings capacity, managed care issues; healthcare industry research; and, fraud and abuse issues.

Part of ensuring that a person or organization receives a fair trial is making sure the decision-makers in the case understand the issues involved. Health insurance-focused actuarial issues involving the Affordable Care Act costs, health care systems, and risk assessments by their nature tend to be complicated and specialized.  A credentialed actuary is best able to understand, articulate, and quantify those issues in actuarial terms.

TD&P’s actuarial experts are vital to the litigation process when it comes to interpreting health insurance-focused data. Whether it involves assessing market pressures placed on premium pricing by regulatory changes or analyzing the impact of inflation statistics on cost trend data, TD&P’s experts provide the answer. As actuarial scientists, our experts recognize the relationship between Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance products and the consequences political and regulatory changes may have on pricing. And they work closely with TD&P team members to accurately interpret patient, hospital, and insurance data that may influence their analysis.

While the overall legal dispute may involve broader issues, TD&P experts and consultants remain focused on assisting clients with the formation of case strategy, the quantifying of damages, or just helping the legal team better understand the sensitivity of the issues involved.

To learn more about Expert Witness Services and get help developing new best practices to deal with any changes contact TD&P Consulitng, Inc. today