Expert Witness References
Ackerman AB. The physician expert witness: Is peer review needed? Generics. 1985;37–52.
Brennan TR. Untangling causation issues in law and medicine: Hazardous substance litigation. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107: 741–747.
Brent RL. The irresponsible expert witness: A failure of biomedical graduate education and professional accountability. Pediatrics. 1982;70:754–762.
Dyer C. Judge “not satisfied” that whooping cough vaccine causes permanent brain damage. Br Med J. 1988;296:1189– 1190.
Ethical Issues Related to Expert Testimony by Obstetricians and Gynecologists. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; 1987.
Fish R, Rosen P. Physicians should be expert witnesses. J Emerg Med. 1990;8:659–663.
Higgins LC. MD (medical director) witnesses: who are these experts? Med World News. 1988;29:28–36.
Lundberg GD. Expert witness for whom? JAMA. 1984;252:251.
Miller D. Courtroom science and standards of proof. Lancet. 1987;2:1283–1284.
Robertson WO. Expert Witness Controversies in Medical Malpractice: A Preventive Approach. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press; 1985:124–136.
Robertson WO. Some ‘experts’ may not be all that expert. WSMA Rep. June 1988:4.
Statement on Qualifications and Guidelines for the Physician Expert Witness. Council of Medical Specialty Societies; 1989.
Acknowledgment: The Committee on Medical Liability gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Ethical Issues Related to Expert Testimony by Obstetricians and Gynecologists) and the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (Statement on Qualifications and Guidelines for the Physician Expert Witness) in the development of this policy statement.
Note: The recommendations in this statement do not indicate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as a standard of medical care. Variations, taking into account individual circumstances, may be appropriate. PEDIATRICS (ISSN 0031 4005). Copyright © 1994 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Source: Reprinted with permission from Guidelines for Expert Witness Testimony in Medical Liability Cases, Pediatrics, Vol. 94, No. 5, pp. 755–756, © 1994, American Academy of Pediatrics.