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Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Competency Standard For VA Medical Experts Needs Review, Vets Urge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' standard for judging the competency of medical experts for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs veteran benefits cases conflicts with the Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. standard and tramples on Congress' intent to have a veteran-friendly benefits process, a veterans' group tells the U.S. Supreme Court in a Dec. 9 amicus curiae brief (Ernest L. Francway, Jr. v. Robert Wilkie, No. 19-604, U.S. Sup., 2019 U.S. S. CT. BRIEFS LEXIS 7207).
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