There are many ways that defendants fight medical negligence cases. Some battles are fought in the courtroom. Some are fought in the Legislature. Others are fought against the doctors who choose to testify for plaintiffs.
Read this article about what can happen if a group of doctors doesn’t like your expert’s testimony.
I am familiar with the Fullerton case mentioned in the article; I sit on an ATLA Committee that advises the Center for Constitutional Litigation that is advising Dr. Fullerton. I will let you know when that case is resolved.
By the way, have any of you ever heard that any of these groups ever went after an expert for the defense?