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What to do when physicians get subpoenaed as witnesses: A forensic pathologist explains

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What to do when physicians get subpoenaed as witnesses: A forensic pathologist explains

"You’re a clinician. You had a patient die under your care, and now your hospital is being sued. You are not named in the lawsuit, but you are being asked…
May 9, 2021

What to do when physicians get subpoenaed as witnesses: A forensic pathologist explains

“You’re a clinician. You had a patient die under your care, and now your hospital is being sued. You are not named in the lawsuit, but you are being asked to give a deposition. How much of your time is this going to take? If some lawyer sends you thousands of pages to review before scheduling multiple phone calls and prep sessions and, finally, a deposition under oath … what do you say? What is your obligation to testify in court as a scientific expert?”

Judy Melinek is a forensic pathologist and CEO, PathologyExpert Inc.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “What to do when physicians get subpoenaed as witnesses.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/07/what-to-do-when-physicians-get-subpoenaed-as-witnesses.html)

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