Absolutely. We can discuss your case with you over the phone to ensure you understand the case issues, and give you some idea of the types of experts you need. We can go the next step and do a full Case Merit – where you’ll get much more detail. We can even help you with the Statement of Claim/Defence to ensure you capture the essence of the issues, and name all potential defendants.
You probably can do this by yourself – but is it time well spent? We have a roster of current experts that other lawyers have used (and recommended), and we support the expert through the process potentially saving you time and money. Focus your time on what really makes financial sense.
And are you getting the quality of expert you need? We've found (and mentored) hundreds of experts, for hundreds of lawyers. We work consistently with many of the top litigators across Canada. They continue to use us – because it is time well saved and money well spent.
The cost is dependent on the type of expert required.
This does occur – rarely, but has happened. We have received requests for particular specialties, where it becomes apparent that a different specialty is required.
If you don't get the opinion you wanted, that is unfortunate but likely that you are getting the opinion you need.
For the second expert on the same case, we do charge half price.
Connect Experts does not ‘shop’ for specific opinions. We have not, and will not. Our experts are unbiased and objective. They have the skills/experience/education to analyze adverse events and provide an objective opinion on actual care vs the standard of care. We strongly support our experts and their integrity as healthcare professionals.
Absolutely. Our Expert Locators are all well experienced nurses with a thorough knowledge of many types of specialties. Give us a call – we can generally determine your needs with a discussion over the phone.
Certainly. We’ve done many personal injury cases, class action (pharma, institutional, medical device, etc.) criminal, OH&S, Long Term Care, government inquiries, corrections, human rights, and other types of litigation.
We certainly prefer that you get us engaged early. We can help ensure your case has merit, and have the time to locate the best expert(s) for your case. Good experts tend to be very busy with their clinical work – the earlier we can engage them the more likely is that they will have time to spend the time required on your case.
We do understand your desire to limit disbursements – but at the same time, finding an expert at the last second – one that has the credentials and experience required, no conflicts, and has the time to even do a verbal opinion - can be a significant challenge.
We do rush locations. There is an additional $250-$500 charge for this service (as we have to drop other searches, work after hours, etc.). There may be an increased hourly rate for the expert too.
No. Connect Expert does not work on contingency, or take delayed payment for our services. Payment is due on completion of the expert’s work. Interim payments may be required on cases that are lengthy.
Firstly we're sorry to hear that you've had this experience and feel you need to pursue litigation.
Connect Experts provides services to lawyers and not to the public.
We recommend that you take your case to a lawyer in your city or near your town. This type of litigation is not something we recommend that you try to pursue without the guidance of a well experienced litigator.
Your lawyer will understand the challenges that are faced, and the 'burden of proof' that is required to be successful.
Should your lawyer and you agree that you want to pursue litigation, we are here if you need an objective and unbiased opinion on the care provided.