Federal Judge Finds Acceptable Doctor’s Use Of Written Medical Records To Support Opinion
(January 15, 2016, 1:12 PM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A doctor’s reliance on written medical records, without reviewing diagnostic imagery or physically examining a plaintiff of her injuries, is a scientifically valid methodology, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Jan. 13, declining to bar the testimony that the plaintiff’s neck surgery was not caused by an automobile accident (Kelly Mendoza v. LaFarge North America, Inc., et al., No. 15-1257, E.D. La.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4301).
(Order and reasons available. Document #30-160212-003R.)
On April 21, 2015, Kelly Mendoza sued LaFarge North America Inc....