Plaintiffs attorneys are voicing concern that pressure from medical groups is causing the well of medical malpractice experts to dry up, making it harder to file and litigate cases. The lawyers' worries result, in part, from reports that peer review boards are censuring fellow physicians to quell testimony. Opponents of that practice claim the peer review process lacks any semblance of due process and bullies doctors into a code of silence.
Does Physician Peer Review Chill Plaintiff-Side Testimony?
Daily Business Review
August 9, 2005