Medical Society Peer-Review Authority
Matthew Passen Publishes Article Addressing Medical Peer-Review Programs
Matthew A. Passen of Passen Law Group published an article in the Chicago Bar Association's "CBA Record" publication titled, "Professional Self-Regulation or Witness Intimidation".
In the article, Mr. Passen addresses a recent trend of medical societies enacting "peer review" programs aimed at sanctioning doctors who give unethical expert testimony in medical malpractice cases. Mr. Passen examines whether medical experts have any legal recourse when medical socieites misuse their peer-review authority to intimidate expert witnesses from testifying against their peers.