Medscape Blogs - Dr Louise Andrew


  • Being a Medical Expert: Viable Gig or Ethical Minefield? Being a medical expert witness sounds easy, but there is a lot to know if you want to do it ethically.
  • An Intentional Expert Witness Being a medical expert witness is not for the faint of heart. Becoming one at random risks certain moral hazards that can be avoided.
  • Practical Advice for Those Considering Expert Witness Work Most of us despise expert witnesses, AKA 'testiliars,' 'plaintiffs' whores,' or 'hired guns.' But in the existing legal system, someone has to do it. Here's how to begin responsibly.
  • An Accidental Expert Witness A cold call from 'the enemy ' revealed a dirty little secret in our profession : Sometimes we eat our young.
  • An Unwelcome Initiation Rite Being sued is not the most auspicious way to start a medical career. But even the blackest cloud has a silver lining for an idealistic emergency physician.