Expert witnesses in Florida

Augusto Lopez-Torres: “Many ‘expert witnesses’ that testify for personal injury lawyers are in fact guns for hire who lack expertise, and have been brought in from other states. Why are they brought in from out of state? Because if their testimony is ever found to be fraudulent, they cannot be sanctioned by the Florida Medical Board, since they don’t practice in Florida. This unfair practice victimizes doctors and encourages junk lawsuits. It is no wonder that doctors are leaving the state.

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