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MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE; EVALUATION OF EXPERT TESTIMONY AS TO THE STANDARD OF CARE

In this case you have heard [a] medical expert[s] express [an] opinion[s] as to the standard of professional learning, skill and care required of the defendant.

To evaluate [each] such opinion, you should consider the qualifications and credibility of the witness and the reasons given for his opinion. Give [each] [the] opinion the weight to which you deem it entitled.

[You must resolve any conflict in the testimony of the witnesses by weighing each of the opinions expressed against the others, taking into consideration the reasons given for the opinion, the facts relied upon the witness, his relative credibility, and his special knowledge, skill, experience, training and education.]

NEV. J.I. 6.19

BAJI 6.30

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Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on business law, business litigation, and acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator. Peers have named him an AV-Rated Lawyer, Best Lawyers, a Top 100 Super Lawyers in the Mountain States multiple years, and to the Legal Elite and Top Lawyers lists for many years. Mr. Young has been appointed a part time Judge, a Special Master to the Clark County, Nevada Business Court, as an arbitrator by the Nevada Supreme Court. He has been appointed as an arbitrator or mediator of well over 250 legal disputes from business disputes to personal injury matters. He has been named Best Lawyers for Arbitration. Mr. Young is a respected author of ten books, including A Litigator’s Guide to Federal Evidentiary Objections, A Litigator’s Guide to the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Federal Court Civil Litigation Checklist.
Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at jay@h2law.com.

 

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