For most physicians, talk of court, lawyers, or subpoenas brings on a rush of anxiety. The medical and legal worlds can overlap in many ways. In this five part series, we’ll cover everything from the basics, to being a percipient or expert witness, to the dreaded malpractice lawsuits. Joining us as Guest Host, is Dr. John Rose, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis.
In the fifth and final episode of our series, we explore the role of expert witness with our own experts, Dr. Jim Holmes and Dr. David Barnes. We get into what it takes to be a medical expert and what to expect when you meet with the legal team and work through a case. There are benefits to being an expert witness, but it can also be a stressful and time consuming endeavor. Is it right for you?
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Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. John Rose, Professor of Emergency Medicine and EMS Fellowship Director at UC Davis
Dr. David Barnes, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. James Holmes, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Expert Witness Guidelines for the Specialty of Emergency Medicine, ACEP Policy Statement
NIH NLM StatPearls: Expert Witness, by Yasmyne Ronquillo, Kenneth J. Robinson, and Patricia P. Nouhan