problemaddict: they were denied using a particular expert witness because essentially they said he had no real expertise in "bloodless medicine" and didn't even "have a basic grasp of what it entails". Dr Ronald Paynter. I can't help but wonder if he is a JW.
No, I don't think Dr. Ronald Paynter is a JW. If he is, I haven't found the connection yet (and it may be a Long Island connection). But, regardless, Dr. Paynter is a busy person. He does a lot of work as an expert witness.
I found several court cases (and there are likely lots more) where Dr. Paynter was the expert witness - medical malpractice, insurance and criminal cases. In a few, his testimony was either challenged or was not allowed. In some, his testimony won the case for whatever side hired him:
Dr. Paynter is on the Board of Directors for Island Peer Review Organization, Inc. and maybe that would was why he was chosen as an "expert" by Raymond Seels. Dr. Paynter's supposed expertise would have been in evaluating the hospitals "bloodless program" (the comments about that testimony are really interesting) and the bottom line was that the court in this case did not accept his testimony or his expertise in that area. It will take a while to put together some notes on that part of the court document... *I am working on it but I got caught up in getting some of the characters straight first.
The person who took this to court was Terri's father - Raymond Seels. He identifies himself as "a retired licensed nurse and also a devout Jehovah’s Witness". Well, I have no problem believing he is a JW because I also have a hard time believing he is a "retired licensed nurse". All I could find for his education level was high school (of which his is very proud) and a community college certificate in Medical Administration. Now, I could be wrong, but so far, it isn't looking like JW daddy is very good at truth telling. His online profiles and bios don't support his claim to his being a licensed nurse.
And it is noted that Mr. Seel represented himself. No bigwig Watchtower lawyer for this court case. No lawyer at all. Just a JW with the money to pay for a medical expert to submit a useless report. A medical expert who didn't know what he was talking about.