Dr. Bruce Ammerman, a neurosurgeon and frequent expert in Maryland personal injury cases, died this morning at his office of an apparent heart attack.
Our lawyers have had a number of cases both with and against Dr. Ammerman. All of the litigation cases we had with Dr. Ammerman were when we were defense lawyers. In the last seven years as plaintiffs’ lawyers, we have not had any 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, in spite of the litigation environment that often leads to a contentious relationship between opposing experts and lawyers, I have never heard any 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. He will be missed.
Funeral services Thursday August 9, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD.