In virtually all cases, medical experts (usually MD’s) are required to establish whether a defendant doctor met the standard of care in his community and whether a patient’s injuries resulted from a mistake the defendant doctor made.
In many states, a plaintiff must get a medical expert’s opinion before initiating a lawsuit.
Thus, without medical experts, plaintiffs might not even be able to file a malpractice suit and would be unlikely to prove their case in court or win a settlement.
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