In the vast majority of medical malpractice claims, you will need to have expert testimony to help you prove that you were the victim of malpractice. This is because these cases are highly technical and hinge on what an experienced physician or care provider would do, rather than what the average person would do. Only other doctors or care providers will be able to testify as to what a reasonable physician with your doctor’s background should have done.
The doctor you take action against will likely have his or her own medical experts as well, arguing that the doctor did not make a mistake. Many medical malpractice cases are essentially a “battle of the experts,” with the outcome of the case hinging on whether the plaintiff or the defendant has better witnesses. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you connect with the right medical expert.
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