Acta Médica Costarricense
Print version ISSN 0001-6012
FLORES-SANDI, Grettchen. El médico en procesos judiciales. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2008, vol.50, n.1, pp. 47-50. ISSN 0001-6012.
Medical expert opinion is commonly required by courts as evidence, and one of the most important fundamentals of effective expert testimony is to understand the process, and to maintain an ethical behavior. Also, physicians who provide expert testimony should have recent and substantive experience and knowledge in the area in which they testify. There are several basic rules the expert witness should consider when testifying.
Keywords : expert medical witness; ethics; expert testimony; trial.