Dr. Bruce Ammerman, a neurosurgeon and frequent expert in Maryland personal injury cases, died this morning at his office of a heart attack.
Our lawyers have had several cases both with and against Dr. Ammerman. All the litigation cases we had with Dr. Ammerman were when we were defense lawyers. In the last seven years as plaintiffs’ lawyers, we have had no litigation cases with him and have had him on the other side many times. Yet he is one of the few defense medical experts – although he also testified for plaintiffs occasionally as well – that our lawyers would also send our clients to see if they needed a quality neurosurgeon. Many of our current clients were patients of Dr. Ammerman. Beyond that, despite the litigation environment that often leads to a contentious relationship between opposing experts and lawyers, I have heard no lawyers, who may have disagreed with his opinions in a case, say anything bad about Dr. Ammerman personally because he commanded respect and treated everyone with respect. We will miss him.
Funeral services Thursday, August 9, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD.