The Nursing Expert Witness Part 3

In The Expert Nurse Witness, Ellen K. Murphy writes:

Expectations for affidavits, deposition, and testimony must be clear. Cases literally can be won or lost if filing dates are missed. If the case requires expert testimony, it will be lost if an expert does not testify.

Remuneration should be set above the nurse’s hourly rate as an employee and should include expenses because it will not include any of the benefits employees typically receive. Nurses should not set their fees so high, however, that they appear to be meretricious witnesses who are willing to testify to anything for a price. Typically nurse expert rates begin at approximately $100 per hour and, depending on the nurse’s credentials, may be higher.