Published in Mental Health Law Weekly, December 17th, 2005
Medical expert testimony is defined by three components: (1) the medical evaluation, including a review of medical records and other pertinent data, or an interview and examination of the patient, or both; (2) an expert opinion based on the medical evaluation; and (3) communication of the opinion in the form of court testimony, deposition, affidavit, or answers to interrogatories.
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