Quantum Expert Reports / Cost of Care Reports
The court will, in assessing damages, attempt to put the claimant back in the position they would have been in but for the injury suffered. That, in the case of serious or catastrophic injury, is not possible, so the court has to decide how best to bridge the gap. The court will look to apply what is effectively a reasonableness test to the assessment of damages, and it is that test, on the balance of probabilities, that a nursing expert like myself applies.
It is our intention to provide you with an opinion that will assist you to advance your clients case on their behalf. So we will give our proper view on the evidence, and an opinion that is justifiable.
Our quantum reports will provide
Condition, prognosis and quantum expert evidence, as with liability expert evidence, requires an evidential basis.
Whereas liability experts are invariably interested in the past, quantum evidence is often more the art of prediction. After all, if a claimant is 20 years of age and has a normal or near to normal life expectancy, an expert is going to have to come to a view as to the most likely outcome, not what will happen. This must all be based on information from which the expert can draw the important points.
Experts will be able to use their experience and professional judgment to predict the prognosis, but the evidential basis for it should be clearly set out.
To provide our expert view, it is paramount, we visit the client and make our own examination and/or assessment of the claimant, often in their own home.
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