TITLE

The otolaryngologist as an expert witness

AUTHOR(S)
Sataloff, Robert T.
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
ENT: Ear, Nose & Throat Journal;Aug2009, Vol. 88 Issue 8, p1020
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author comments on the otolaryngologist acting as an expert witness in the U.S. He says such physicians are requested frequently to serve as expert witnesses in an effort to protect themselves from becoming defendants in malpractice litigation. Also noted is the significance of reviewing cases for a lawyer of good plaintiffs to determine when a case lacks merit. He cites the need for otolaryngologists to be aware of standards to guide their behavior, if they are going to serve as expert witnesses.
ACCESSION #
43932613

 

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