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Medical Expert

Medical Expert Witness

As mergers and consolidations in healthcare continue, we at the Doctors Insurance Agency are finding that our physicians, who are educated, credentialed, experienced, and often fiercely intellectually independent, are looking for gigs. Whether they are millennials, baby boomers, or somewhere in between, doctors are finding opportunities outside of their conventional medical groups. One of those opportunities is serving as a medical expert witness. It can be interesting, challenging and remunerative. It also requires separate insurance.
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How Much is Medical Expert Witness Liability Insurance?

According to The Expert Institute, an online news source, expert witnesses play a critical role in the judicial process. The testimony of these professionals can swing juries, educate judges on complex technical subjects, and ultimately win lawsuits. And for many clinicians, physicians and surgeons looking for a new challenge, travel and supplemental income opportunities, expert witness opportunities are available and growing.

This work is for individuals with advanced expertise in any discipline – from Allergists to Therapeutic Radiology; from Orthopedists to Neurosurgeons– the diversity of civil litigation means that there is a consistent demand for experts.

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Medical Expert Witnesses Can Be Sued for Negligence in the Preparation of Their Testimony

Medical Expert Witness Liability Insurance (Errors and Omissions coverage)

Medical Expert and Witnesses can be sued for negligence in the preparation of their testimony. Should a client, or more likely an attorney who previously hired you and lost their case, allege that you were professionally negligent by failing to perform professional duties as promised in your contract as an expert, this is the coverage you will need. Generally, this coverage is separate from your Clinical Medical Malpractice Insurance.

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Did you know: That There is a Medical Expert Witness Directory?

Medical expert witnesses who are available to consult and testify regarding medical issues can be located in this directory and link:  click here 

There are many physicians who are available to consult regarding different specialty areas of medicine:  from  anesthesiology, cardiology, pain management to dental/dentistry and obstetrics & gynecology.  These medical experts may provide reports  resulting from their independent medical exams (IMEs), emergency medicine & trauma, and medical staffing.   Some will go to court to testify under oath.
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