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A Piece of My Mind
August 15, 2017

Trials and Tribulations

Author Affiliations
  • 1New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
  • 2Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York
JAMA. 2017;318(7):612-613. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.7106

Reviewing malpractice cases as a medical expert was an unexpected consequence of testifying as a defendant. I and other physicians in our group practice had been named in a medical malpractice lawsuit. My testimony was required when the case went to trial. After the legal issues were resolved, our attorney suggested that my credentials and demeanor would make me a credible expert witness. Despite having initial reservations, I accepted her offer to review cases because participating in the process seemed preferable to passively accepting any future legal intrusions.

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