Expert Testimony in West Virginia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
A major part of a medical malpractice lawsuit is an expert's testimony. In medical treatment there aren't exactly clear-cut lines because every case is different and will be treated as such. That is why expert testimony is absolutely crucial to most cases.
Expert testimony will provide:
- an analysis of where a breach of care occurred;
- an opinion of whether or not adequate care was given in a case; and
- the expert's view on whether or not the breach of care caused the injuries.
The specific role and weight that expert testimony carries can change, depending on the state. It is often given in the form of an affidavit of merit and filed officially within the claim. During the case, the expert testimony will be used to support claims made by the patient.
It is important to note that some cases do not require expert testimony. This applies to cases where obvious negligence is determined to be the cause of injury. Consult with Clarksburg medical malpractice attorneys to review state laws and statutes to decide whether expert testimony is needed for your case.
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