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Identifying Malpractice Using an Expert Witness

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Identifying malpractice using an expert witness can identify malpractice and is useful and beneficial to have an expert to testify for medical or legal negligence lawsuits. The medical professionals are best served when the public can have scientific and other crucial testimony presented that is unbiased.

Physicians in the community are also private citizens who advocate for patients. The doctors who are professionals and practice medicine have an ethical obligation to assist in the criminal justice process.The potential for malpractice lawsuits in the medical field must be handled by experts to arrive at a fair and impartial verdict.

Many of the various medical fields from family practice to pediatrics to surgeons can follow recommendations and guidelines when faced with lawsuits.The benefit of following guidelines can help to improve the quality of the expert testimony which may be given and to allow for a fair and just outcome.

The strategies that can be used to monitor and enforce the policies that discipline doctors will be more effective. The monitoring can ensure that the medical expert testimony is not false, biased or unscientific.The witnesses have an important role under the legal systems in the United States to determine negligence in the medical field.

The courts rely on their scientific testimony that will establish the standards of care that doctors must abide by.The standards of care that are described in court will be relevant and identify breaches of medical standards of a pending case. The testimony that will be given is generally an opinion as to if the breaches of care are the result of a particular injury.

In order to determine damages the expert will testify as to the medical condition of a patient. The testimony can assist in the process of what the damages incurred will amount to for the patient. This type of medical litigation is a civil matter but quite different than witnesses who are testifying for other types of cases not related to medical cases.

The witnesses of fact in a regular civil case generally testify because of personal knowledge. The witness of fact also testifies based on the allegations that may be set forth against the doctor. However, an expert witness will compare the standards of care and policies and determine if the evidence shows that the standards of care were not followed. The expert also gives an opinion with reasonable certainty if the breach of care caused the patients injury.

Identifying malpractice using an expert witness can help to determine damages for the plaintiff.The expert witness will testify as to the medical condition of a patient. The testimony can assist in the process of what the damages incurred will amount to for the patient. This type of medical litigation is a civil matter but quite different than witnesses who are testifying for other types of cases not related to medical cases. Expert witness can identify malpractice and these scientific explanations by the expert is necessary. The jurors can be given technical expertise to determine the difference between negligent care, a bad outcome or an adverse occurrence.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ADRIANNA NOTON
Medical and Dental Malpractice Consultants provide malpractice dental expert witnesses, case evaluations and expert reports.

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