physician expert witness

A principal actor in malpractice litigation, defined by guidelines from the Council of Medical Specialty Societies
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physician expert witness

A principal actor in the drama of malpractice litigation, defined by guidelines from the Council of Medical Specialty Societies. See Expert, Hired gun.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The physician expert witness should be aware that transcripts of deposition or courtroom testimony are public records.
The physician expert witness "is ethically and legally obligated to tell the truth." (1) Transcripts of depositions and courtroom testimony are public records and are subject to peer-review.
Meanwhile, it apparently forgets that every malpractice action has at least three components: (1) an unhappy patient, (2) a plaintiff's attorney, and (3) a plaintiff's physician expert witness.
Potential expert witnesses are frequently reluctant to testify against fellow physicians, and a physician expert witness cannot be forced to testify unless he or she is a party to the suit.

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