Halting inappropriate expert witness testimony - ED Legal Letter - Jan 01, 2007

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Executive Editor
Larry Mellick, MD, MS, FAAP, FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta

Nurse Planner
Theresa Finerty, MS, RN, CNA, BC
Emergency and Trauma Services
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Peoria, IL

Contributing Editors
Staci Kusterbeck

Robert Bitterman, MD, JD, FACEP
Bitterman Health Law Consulting Group, Inc.
Charlotte, NC;
Vice President
Emergency Physicians Insurance Co., Inc.
Auburn, CA

Stephen A. Frew, JD
Vice President
Risk Consultant
Johnson Insurance Services, LLC
Madison, WI

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Martha Jo Dendinger
AHC Media

Editorial Group Head
Glen Harris
AHC Media


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