Economic Damage Primer for Attorneys: Introduction, Guidelines, and Tables to Value Economic Damages in Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, and Personal Injury Cases

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Dwight Steward, Mar 30, 2007 - Law - 200 pages
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"An excellent primer on economic damages for attorneys with injury and wrongful death cases."
This book provides a concise non-mathematical introduction to economic valuation issues involving lost wages, employee stock options, hedonic damages, fringe benefits, household services. The book is well-suited for both new and seasoned attorneys litigating medical malpractice, products liability, or personal injury cases. In addition to providing a discussion of the underlying methodology, actual values for the economic damages in an injury or wrongful death case can be determined using the numerous tables and resources in this book. There are also discussions on a number of current trends and issues related to the admission of economic expert evidence in state and federal courts. "A hands on and interactive introduction" The supporting website, http: //www.economicdamagehandbook.com contains numerous on-line calculators and downloadable documents that readers can use to assist them in proving or rebut economic damages in any case.
 

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Contents

Section I
1
Evaluating economic damages resulting from the injury or death of a person
3
Collecting information regarding the loss
6
Determining the preincident earnings experience
8
The postincident earnings situation
17
Discounting future earnings losses
30
Accounting for personal consumption and income taxes
37
Calculating the value of household services
41
Important legal opinions concerning economic damages
83
Federal Court Cases
84
State Court Cases
98
Section III
111
Economic damage schedule tables
113
Value of working lifetime earnings tables
114
Fringe benefit table
118
Juvenile and minor children earnings loss tables
121

of value of life
49
Section II
53
Current issues in economic damage calculations
55
Daubert and economic testimony
56
The importance of assumptions in an economic expert report
61
Valuing employee stock options
65
Work life expectancy of undocumented Mexican workers
70
Individuals with significant employment lapses or a checkered employment history
76
Direct examination of economic experts
78
Household services tables
128
Personal consumption factors tables
134
Appendices
139
Work life expectancy tables
141
Life expectancy tables
151
Bibliography
163
Glossary of important terms
171
Index of terms
177
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