What role do expert witnesses have in a medical malpractice case?

Expert witnesses are necessary in the vast majority of medical malpractice cases, for both the patient, or patient's family, bringing the case and the hospital, or health care provider, defending the case.

In fact, most cases require experts in different medical specialties, depending on the defendant health care provider's specialty. For example, in a case where a baby was brain damaged or has cerebral palsy because the hospital's residents, interns or obstetricians failed to recognize fetal distress, typical expert specialties would include obstetrics, maternal fetal medicine, labor and delivery nursing, neonatology, pediatric neurology, and others.

Practically speaking, due to the complexity of serious medical malpractice cases and the unlimited resources of the health care corporations and insurance companies, as well as the need for the patient to prove the standard of care, deviations from the standard of care, causation and damages, these cases often require multiple experts per medical specialty.

That's why its critical to get the best medical malpractice lawyer for your situation - for you and your family - who understands how to best work with experts in a lot of medical specialties.  We have an entire system we developed for working with experts that we use for our clients.

For more on how to work with us, or to see if we can help you and your family, call us at (202) 393 - 3320 or get started today getting the info you need by ordering a free, no obligation, book, guide or report.

Frank R. Kearney, Attorney-at-Law
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