End use of ghostwriters in medical reports: lawyers

Law Times | by Marg Bruineman, quoting Stephen Birman | June 25, 2018

Law Times logo 150x46 Lawyers who act for plaintiffs in personal injury cases are calling for the end of the use of ghostwriters in the creation of expert medical reports. And although the issue hasn’t often been directly addressed in Ontario courts, there is indication that the judiciary has found problems with the approach. . . . Personal injury … Continued

Accident Benefit Reporter: Volume 18, Issue 1

Posted May 5, 2017

Accident Benefit Reporter | Volume 18, Issue 1 | Spring 2017 The Spring issue of Thomson Rogers’ Accident Benefit Reporter (Volume 18, Issue 1) is out. In this issue: Judge Condemns Practice of Ghostwriting Expert Reports by Stephen Birman Why it is Crucial to Complete and Submit a Disability Certificate (OCF-3) ASAP – An Important Message for Hospital Providers by Darcy Merkur Can an Insured be … Continued

Judge Condemns Practice of Ghostwriting Expert Reports

by Stephen M. Birman | March 10th 2017

Doctor Writing Report Defence medical assessments are a fact of life for Plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. Most injured accident victims dislike the idea of attending these assessments with medical experts retained by the defendant’s insurance companies. As lawyers, we frequently hear from clients who call us in frustration with complaints that the medical expert had pre-determined his/her … Continued

‘Ghostwriting’ Prohibited in Court

TorontoSun.com | by Darcy Merkur | February 18, 2017

Toronto Sun thumbnail Does Donald Trump author all of his own tweets? Is it wrong if he doesn’t write them all himself? While the U.S. president and other politicians and celebrities can have representatives speak on their behalf, an expert witness in the courtroom does not have that right. Rather, a court expert must be the sole author … Continued