Description: The presented scenario may in fact never happen, but the issue of medical expert testimony is a significant issue related to health care and orthopedic surgery. Professional liability is a major concern and problem for the resident and practicing physician. The purpose of this module is to introduce the concept of expert witness testimony and stimulate discussion on the topic.
Module content created by Charles Carroll IV, MD of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.Learning Objectives:
Be familiar with the concept and principles of orthopaedic opinion and testimony Know how to prepare if named as a defendant or called to testify as part of the treatment team Be aware of the AAOS Standards of Professionalism on Orthopaedic Expert Opinion and Testimony