THE ANATOMY OF A LAWSUIT: PART 3
- Serving as an expert witness. Dempski, Katherine // RN;Feb2000, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p65
Provides an overview of the credentials a nurse must have to serve as an expert witness and takes a look at what the process entails. Qualifications that experts need; Value of research; Factors to consider before agreeing to become an expert witness; Tips for testifying under oath.
- EXPERT TESTIMONY. Griffis, Charles A. // AANA Journal;Oct2004, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p334
Presents a letter to editor commenting on an article about the role of professional nurse as an expert witness in the malpractice case of a floor nurse who administered a calming drug to a confused patient that was subsequently injured in a fall.
- The evolution of expert witness law under UK and US jurisdictions. Huyghe, Steve; Chan, Adrian // Construction Law International;Dec2013, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p14
The article focuses on expert witness law in the U.S. and Great Britain. Topics include fundamental principles regarding the admissibility of expert testimony in both the countries, similarities in expert witness law in both the countries such as use of expert assistance to assist the judge to...
- Professional Resources. // Journal of Failure Analysis & Prevention;Apr2009, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p140
The article offers tips for expert witnesses and managers preparing for deposition and giving testimony in court which include the familiarization of the deposition process, reviewing the pleadings to get the basis of litigation, and avoid having an argument with the attorneys.
- PREPARING TO BE AN EXPERT WITNESS. Johnson, Sue // Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand;Feb2007, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p19
The article provides several suggestions for nurses to be prepared when asked to expert witnesses. According to the author, a nurse witness is involved in looking at what the reasonable standard of care should have been in cases where a nurse is alleged to have made an error or was negligent....
- If you're asked to be an expert witness. Pesto, Marilyn M.; Lippman, Helen // RN;Dec91, Vol. 54 Issue 12, p65
Focuses on the use of nurses' clinical expertise on legal issues. Legal requirements to testify on the merits of a registered nurse's action; Expectations of an expert witness; Details on a medical malpractice case.
- Legally Speaking. Greenlaw, Jane // RN;Jan84, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p24
Answers a legal question on the extent to which a physician can delegate a medical task. Importance of the physician's presence in a medical task not accepted as a regular nursing practice; Ways to determine if a nurse is covered by his employers malpractice insurance.
- A buyer's guide to malpractice insurance. Arbeiter, Jean // RN;May86, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p22
Compares the cost and coverage of malpractice insurance policies sold to nurses. Views of lawyers toward malpractice insurance policies; Companies that sell malpractice insurance policies; Considerations in comparing malpractice insurance policies.
- Why you really ought to have your own malpractice policy. Sandroff, Ronni // RN;Jun83, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p28
Reports on the need for malpractice insurance policies among nurses. Increase in the number of lawsuits filed against nurses; Limitation of hospital insurance coverage; Disadvantages of relying on the physicians' malpractice policies. INSET: "I'm sorry I ever took out a liability policy".