Paediatric expert witness

Authors

  • Sandra LJ Johnson

    1. Discipline Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    2. Child Development Paediatrics, Specialist Medical Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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  • Conflict of interest: No conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Sandra Johnson, Child Development Paediatrics, Specialist Medical Centre, 14 Fisher Avenue, Pennant Hills, Sydney, NSW 2120, Australia. Fax: 02 99809183; email: sandra.johnson@sydney.edu.au

Abstract

Paediatricians may be asked to provide expert opinion in paediatric cases that come under legal consideration. This article provides suggestions to assist paediatricians in this role and emphasises their duty to the court when giving expert opinion.

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