Not a misprint: Doctors and lawyers are working together in Tennessee. “Doctors and lawyers _ often natural-born enemies in the courtroom _ are joining forces in Chattanooga in an experimental effort to keep junk science and dubious malpractice cases out of court.

Under the program, judges presiding over malpractice cases will select an independent doctor from out of state to evaluate the testimony of potential expert witnesses and help decide well before trial whether those witnesses should be allowed to take the stand.”

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