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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