The otolaryngologist as an expert witness

July 31, 2009
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Editorial

Otolaryngologists practicing in the United States can expect to be involved in medical/legal issues at some time during their careers. Those practicing in “high-risk” areas may have to address medical/legal issues weekly, if not daily.

Otolaryngologists practicing in the United States can expect to be involved in medical/legal issues at some time during their careers. Those practicing in “high-risk” areas may have to address medical/legal issues weekly, if not daily. In addition to trying to protect ourselves from becoming defendants in malpractice litigation, otolaryngologists are called upon frequently to serve as expert witnesses, to defend other physicians or on behalf of plaintiffs who are suing physicians.

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