Dr. Hookman explains that he enjoys testifying as a medical expert witness. He also writes about his perspectives and experience. Here are a few snippets from the article:
- Only about one-third of an opposing attorney’s questions to you—the physician or expert—will relate to your medical opinion.
- Through diligent and creative discovery, the opposing counsel will develop and analyze flaws or weaknesses in your background, qualifications, education, employment and experience.
- As a start to your testimony you will be served with a subpoena that allows the opposing attorney to obtain a lot of information about you. This includes at a minimum your CV, your background, your publications, and especially a list of your past cases.
- The most frequent attack made on an expert witness is that he or she is a "hired gun" who testifies in whatever way the payee wants.
You can read the entire article by visiting the ACPE website and searching for the article (subscription required). Do you think you'd enjoy testifying as a medical expert witness?