Precluding Med Mal 'Maternal Forces' Defense

, New York Law Journal


Joseph Lichtenstein, the principal of the Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, writes: For the most part, the testimony of experts concerning causation is well within the bounds of broadly accepted medical and scientific theory Such testimony is properly challenged through robust cross-examination and is not the subject of a Frye or Parker challenge. Nonetheless, the maternal forces of labor defense has recently been found to be scientifically unreliable by a number of courts in New York.

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