Letters

Negligence of medical experts

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7498.1027-c (Published 28 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1027

US legal system is not conducive

  1. Elliott Foucar (foucell@aol.com), pathologist
  1. 14029 Wind Mountain Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, USA

    Editor—Bishop calls attention to the large gap between competent clinical opinion and admissible expert testimony.1 This gap exists because experts are responding to performance expectations that differ markedly from a patient care setting, and because people who are not doctors control the oversight of the testimony that is designed …

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