Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Admissability of Expert Testimony in Illinois Personal Injury Cases

The admissibility of expert testimony in Illinois is largely subject to the standard of "general acceptance" set forth in Frye v. United States, 293 F. 1013 (D.C.Cir.1923).  The methodology used by an expert must be sufficiently established to have general acceptance in the field to which it belongs.  General acceptance does not require unequivocal acceptance, and the existence of a dispute over a particular methodology will not preclude admissibility.  Rather, general acceptance takes into account whether there is consensus or controversy as to whether a methodology is relevant.

At The Law Offices of Adam J. Zayed, P.C. we provide representation to people who have been seriously injured.  Our attorneys represent people who have been injured due to medical malpractice.  If you suspect that you or a family member have been injured because of medical malpractice, contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adam J. Zayed, P.C. in order to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.

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