What is the Role of a Plastic Surgery Expert Witness?
According to Cornell Law School, an expert witness is defined as “A witness who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify in the form of an opinion” (Rule 702. Testimony by Expert Witnesses ). With regards to a plastic surgery expert witness, this implies that the surgeon should have the necessary knowledge, skill, experience, training and education in order to testify and thus provide an opinion.
But how do we know if a plastic surgery expert witness has enough experience or training?