Expert Witnessing: Milking the Cash Cow

TitleExpert Witnessing: Milking the Cash Cow
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsTorres, M
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageen-US
KeywordsENGINEERING , legal , Misconduct , proceedings , professional , RESPONSIBILITY
AbstractExpert witnesses, such as engineers, often are hired by lawyers to provide evidence in support of his client's accident claim. While expert witnesses are usually offered a flat fee for services, there is a temptation to leave out information in a report so the expert witness can charge a further fee for further clarifying calculations or explanations.