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Keywords

Expert witness, Litigation, Malpractice

 

Authors

  1. Miracle, Vickie A. EdD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, CCRC

Abstract

Sometimes nurses are asked to serve as expert witnesses in litigation cases. This article provides a brief overview of the role of the expert witness as well as the positive and negative aspects of the role. The article concludes with a list of tips for the nurse expert witness.