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Wrongful death statutes and expert testimony.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10110547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article addresses issues arising within the evolving practice of the use of expert witnesses in wrongful death cases. It begins with a sketch of the currently extant variety of wrongful death statutes. Next, it characterizes the types of expert witness testimony that have been standardly recognized in such cases. It then outlines and critically assesses an attempt by an economist to enter testimony seemingly beyond legitimate bounds. Finally, it raises and addresses a range of issues related to damage awards in wrongful death cases and the legitimacy and limitations of expert witness testimony.
T Attig
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Death studies     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0748-1187     ISO Abbreviation:  Death Stud     Publication Date:    1991 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-27     Completed Date:  1991-06-27     Revised Date:  2001-11-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506890     Medline TA:  Death Stud     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-205     Citation Subset:  H    
Bowling Green State University, OH.
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MeSH Terms
Expert Testimony / legislation & jurisprudence*
Malpractice / legislation & jurisprudence
Social Responsibility
United States
Value of Life

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