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Expert witness testimony.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17765495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
One of the most important interfaces between medicine and law occurs in the courtroom. When medical issues are litigated, physicians have potential to make excellent witnesses. This article reviews the proper role, qualifications, and ethical requirements of expert witnesses, the law of professional negligence, and the regulation of unprofessional testimony. Expert witness reform is also briefly discussed.
Authors:
Erol Amon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-03     Completed Date:  2007-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health, Saint Louis University, 6420 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63132, USA. amone@slucare1.sluh.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Expert Testimony / legislation & jurisprudence*
Gynecology / legislation & jurisprudence*
Humans
Malpractice / legislation & jurisprudence*
Obstetrics / legislation & jurisprudence*
United States

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