In a move that has irked plaintiffs attorneys, the American Academy of Neurology has revamped its guidelines on expert witness testimony. The AAN maintains that the guidelines, which call for tougher expert credentials and warn against doctors advocating for lawyers, are in response to physicians' complaints about unqualified witnesses. But plaintiffs lawyers allege that the new rules are scare tactics designed to keep doctors from testifying in medical malpractice cases.
Neurologists Revamp Expert Witness Testimony Guidelines
The National Law Journal
December 30, 2005