Title

The EP in the Courtroom: Expert Witness Testimony

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2010

Abstract

A hostile medical malpractice environment continues to affect the practice of medicine nationwide. According to the advocacy group Doctors for Medical Liability Reform, medical liability costs are rising more rapidly than overall medical costs. For example, from 1975 to 2000, medical costs rose 449%; yet medical liability costs rose by 1,642%. Forty-four states are either in a medical liability crisis or are experiencing serious liability problems.