Expert Reports & Bullying Case Study

In the various forms of hell, I went through, I became accustomed to receiving reports from experts with PhDs.  I quickly came to the conclusion that while experts are intelligent people, that does not mean they have any intention of playing fair.  I received over twenty reports and there was not a single report that did not contain factual inaccuracies, considerable errors, outright fabricated statements, bias and even omissions of critical evidence I provided to them which would have altered their conclusion.  The danger is that without appropriate challenge, their reports will be taken as gospel, and fully relied upon to your detriment.

During the hellish insurer situation, I responded to a PhD psychiatrist’s report with a fact-based 40 page rebuttal.  Despite having a lawyer, he couldn’t top the rebuttal and sent it unaltered.  It defeated the expert’s report, which was completely overturned by a government department, stating the report contained ‘serious factual errors’.  I remember feeling so low having read the expert’s report.  I knew it wasn’t true, but it was highly damaging and had totally knocked the wind out of me.  I found it hard to comprehend how another person could feel so ok with writing such destructive comments about a person they had met for 60 minutes.  

It was the abuse of power that got to me.  I knew that no one has the right to violate me and there I was back to dealing with bullies again.  In this case the expert believed that because they are an authority to be trusted, they are beyond reproach.  As with the story of David and the Goliath, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.

It was the abuse of power that got to me.  I knew that no one has the right to violate me and there I was back to dealing with bullies again.  In this case the expert believed that because they are an authority to be trusted, they are beyond reproach.  As with the story of David and the Goliath, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.