To the Editor: In their Commentary on the role of professional organizations in regulating physician expert witness testimony, Drs Kesselheim and Studdert1 assert that the antipathy of professional organizations toward malpractice litigation creates a conflict of interest in regard to expert witness testimony review that cannot be mitigated by procedural safeguards. We disagree.
Larriviere D, Williams MA, Sagsveen M. Regulating Physician Expert Witness Testimony. JAMA. 2008;299(14):1667-1668. doi:10.1001/jama.299.14.1667-a