Effective Use of Experts


The importance of expert opinion evidence in medical negligence litigation is well recognized. In Bafaro v. Dowd , Carpenter-Gunn J. states:

Due to the specialized knowledge of the medical profession, expert evidence is needed in medical malpractice cases:

Actions alleging malpractice involve issues to be decided that are not within the ordinary knowledge and experience of the trier of fact. Therefore the Plaintiff requires expert evidence to prove that the Defendant physician was negligent…

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Topics:  Discovery, Expert Testimony, Expert Witness, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Testimony, Trials

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Personal Injury Updates, Professional Malpractice Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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