Pay for physician expert witnesses should be declared unethical
LETTER — Posted Jan. 3, 2005
It would seem there would be much less of a problem with "frivolous" and high-judgment lawsuits if it were unethical for physician expert witnesses to be paid for their testimony, either for or against defendant physicians.
Blake O'Lavin, MD, Corpus Christi, Texas
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/01/03/edlt0103.htm.