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Feb 19·edited Feb 19

Thats not expert witness testimony. It says Certificate of Merit at the top. At least where I practice, the person writing it doesn't need to be in a related specialty and they're typically retired physicians making a few extra dollars.

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This state requires the expert witness to write a report and also give testimony saying the same thing, and have the same training. I just double checked out of curiosity and he's board certified, FACOG, and is still practicing. Its interesting how these things vary from state to state.

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Feb 20Liked by Med Mal Reviewer

Got it. Sorry I was thinking of one specific state. However, does the certificate of merit in the state for this case need to have as much detail as expert witness testimony?

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I've never seen a certificate of merit in this state so I'm not sure why they wrote that at the top. I'm guessing either the expert or attorney practices in other states and just assumed the requirements were the same.

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That is weird, typically we place them in ED and tell patients to f/u with pcp for removal or they sometimes fall out on their own, never heard of one breaking off. Have to admit, Ive placed alot of them but have yet to remove one.

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Same, I only ever put them in, but just seems odd that it would break. I guess anything is possible...

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Would you insert them as an ED physician?

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No, im a FNP, but yes I insert them in ED, no pcp in our area is placing these, obgyn does.

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