Here's the response I would make:

Nothing in Rules 702-704 limits an expert to second-hand knowledge. Experts may rely on any information they deem relevant.



In the movie, the objection is mysteriously sustained, and Paul Newman rephrases the question as follows:

Q: Dr. Thompson, in your review of the hospital records, May 12, 1976, in your opinion, what happened to Deborah Ann Kay?

WHAT OBJECTION COULD THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY MAKE TO THIS QUESTION?

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