Expert Witness Testimony Can Bolster Medical Malpractice Cases

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Often referred to as a “battle of the experts”, medical malpractice cases frequently devolve into highly technical, jargon-rich examinations of complicated medical concepts. In medical malpractice cases, expert testimony is often provided to the jury that focuses on the actions that a doctor should have taken, or whether a different doctor would have made the same decisions under similar circumstances.  Regularly turning into the process of weighing the opinion of one expert against that of another, these cases can be challenging and taxing on everyone involved.  By introducing the testimony of an expert witness, you can gather persuasive evidence that is crucial to presenting your strongest possible case in the court of law. 

Presenting a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim

By working with a medical malpractice attorney from Henderson Law, you can maximize your potential for building a solid argument, as well as presenting your strongest possible case to a potentially indecisive jury. The attorneys at Henderson Law have years of training and experience as it relates to working with expert witnesses, and they will work diligently to find you an expert witness that is qualified to evaluate and, if appropriate, testify in your case. 

Proving medical malpractice can be a challenging task, but with the help of an expert witness, you can reinforce your argument in order to strengthen your case. If your initial claim stems from an experience with a doctor or surgeon that failed to act in a suitable way or in a way that is in opposition to how another doctor or surgeon would have, then it can certainly be determined to be a case of negligence. Some common examples of negligence in the medical practice include a failure to diagnose, an incorrect diagnosis, improper medication or treatment, or medication error. These are all highly unfortunate circumstances, and if you have experienced one or more, then you are most likely already suffering from the consequences of someone else’s actions. 

Medical malpractice is a form of negligence, and partnering with the right medical malpractice attorney will assist you in finding an expert witness to help bolster your case. 

What Makes an Expert Witness

Due to the nature of the case and circumstances that go into it, there are many factors that must be evaluated before a proposed medical expert can qualify as an expert witness in the court of law.  Under Maryland law, there are a series of requirements that an expert witness in a medical malpractice must meet, including, but not limited to, the amount of time that they spend testifying in personal injury actions.  

The general reasoning for these qualifications is to create a system that weeds out claims that are not meritorious, at least on their face.  Henderson Law can take the guesswork out of finding a relevant expert witness, and can help you take additional steps to strengthening your argument in the courtroom. 

Improving Your Case Value with a Strong Expert Witness

Having an expert witness on your case significantly increases your odds of receiving a settlement that you are pleased with. By utilizing the expertise of a medical professional, you will be able to specify particular elements of your case that you believe to have resulted in medical malpractice, and an expert witness will be able to elaborate on them. The experience of a well-seasoned medical malpractice attorney can help eliminate unsuitable candidates in the medical field, as well as find you an expert that works for your particular case. 

The team at Henderson Law has expertise and experience that is pertinent to those who have suffered from medical malpractice, and are dedicated to finding you an expert who can illuminate aspects of the incident that are relevant to your case. Henderson Law is available to discuss your medical malpractice matter. Please call our office today or click here to schedule your consultation.