Expert witness corruption

Cases like this explains the need for some expert witness reform:

Dr. Alex Zakharia, 69, of the Miami area, pleaded guilty to contempt of court, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Authorities said he testified as an expert witness in 2002 on behalf of a plaintiff charging a doctor at the VA with medical malpractice in connection with a coronary artery bypass graft.

He admitted that during the deposition, he falsely bolstered his credibility as an expert by creating the impression that he was the lead surgeon for numerous coronary artery bypass grafts – when he never conducted such surgeries, officials said.

(via WhiteCoat Rants)

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