2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 41 - Torts
Article 5 - Medical Malpractice Act
Section 41-5-23 - Provision of expert witness.

NM Stat § 41-5-23 (2016) What's This?

41-5-23. Provision of expert witness.

In any malpractice claim where the panel has determined that the acts complained of were or reasonably might constitute malpractice and that the patient was or may have been injured by the act, the panel, its members, the director and the professional association concerned will cooperate fully with the patient in retaining a physician qualified in the field of medicine involved, who will consult with, assist in trial preparation and testify on behalf of the patient, upon his payment of a reasonable fee to the same effect as if the physician had been engaged originally by the patient.

History: 1953 Comp., 58-33-23, enacted by Laws 1976, ch. 2, 23.

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