STANDARD OF CARE MEDICAL EXPERT - SAME OR SIMILAR SPECIALTY REQUIRED?

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Most medical malpractice cases require a plaintiff to retain an expert to testify as to the standard of care that the defendant should have met. States vary considerably as to the required qualifications of a testifying expert. In some cases there is a triumph of technical qualifications over substantive knowledge.

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Published In: Health Updates, Personal Injury Updates, Professional Malpractice Updates

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