Medical Justice launched the PEER Program for three high-risk specialties in 2006 (neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, and plastic surgery). The response was overwhelmingly positive, and because of that, the PEER program has expanded to include dentists of all specialties.
PEER stands for “Professional Enlisted-Expert Rebuttal”. The program works to match one or more volunteer experts in your specialty to assist in your defense, in deposition or court should you be sued. On the witness stand, the volunteer will be able to state honestly that he/she is not being paid anything for his/her time. Juries are generally accustomed to hearing the exact opposite; namely, that the expert is being paid $5,000, $10,000, or even more just to spend the day in court. Right or wrong, at those rates juries often conclude that testimony is bought and paid for. The PEER program provides a differentiating alternative.
This is a member benefit and is provided at no extra cost. Call 1-877-DENJUST (877-336-
5878) for details or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org