Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Mohr1
and Mr Gostin2 provide useful insight on
medical malpractice and medical error. Other commentators also have expressed
concern that malpractice litigation does not adequately reduce error in our
health care delivery system.3 However, none
of these authors discuss the ethics of physicians who serve as expert witnesses.
Migden D. The Past and Future of Medical Malpractice Litigation. JAMA. 2000;284(7):827-829. doi:10.1001/jama.284.7.827