Here's the response I would make:

Anesthesiology is obviously a field of scientific knowledge in which expert testimony is appropriate, and Dr. Thompson is qualified by his medical training, his past experience in the field, and his continuing involvement in it. No rule requires us to produce the most qualified expert available, merely to establish minimal compliance with Rule 702.

Assume the witness is qualified as a medical expert.

Judge: Mr. Galvin, do you want to continue now or we could resume with Dr. Thompson this afternoon.

Plaintiff: I'll continue now.

Q: Dr. Thompson, did you examine Deborah Ann Kay at the Northern Chronic Care Facility last night?

A: I did.

Defense: Objection. Consulting experts must confine their testimony to the hospital records.

WHAT RESPONSE SHOULD THE PLAINTIFF MAKE?

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