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A dentist's role in providing expert testimony
by David J. Owsiany, JD - ODA Executive Director
A few years ago, an article in the “American Medical Association News” noted that “lawmakers, physician organizations and courts are taking steps to combat unethical testimony” by physicians who make “careers” providing expert testimony in medical malpractice cases using “unethical tactics to sway jurors.” The concern is that these “hired guns” exaggerate their testimony for money in order to turn a professional disagreement over treatment into a claim of malpractice.
Of course, experts are used…