But it is dangerous to believe that what won the last case will win the next. Begin each case with a healthy fear that what worked last time may not succeed again.
Generally, pathologists and medical school professors do not make strong medical causation witnesses.
The pathologist’s skills in explaining medical issues to lay people have developed very little since medical school. Medical school professors teach medical students, not lay people. Consider clinicians who explain these concepts every day to their patients.
Jurors evaluate experts based on their experience and ability to communicate, not credentials.