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Taking the stand: The ups and downs of being an expert witness

For many physicians, taking the stand in a malpractice case can be a traumatizing experience. But for expert witnesses, that task can be intellectually motivating, professionally stimulating, and financially rewarding—as long as it is handled correctly.

Expert witness physicians are hired by law firms to examine the facts of a medical malpractice case and give their unbiased opinion in depositions, reports, and court.

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