I’m not very knowledgeable on medical practice; how do I prove my Washington, DC medical malpractice case to the judge?
Medical malpractice cases are some of the hardest cases for victims because many of us simply do not have the medical knowledge necessary to articulate what may have happened to cause an injury. Luckily, if your case goes to court, you not only have your DC medical malpractice attorney by your side, but you will also have what is called a medical expert.
The medical expert’s testimony is absolutely critical in proving your case. He is the medical professional who is responsible for conveying the technical details of your case to a judge or jury in a manner that is clear and easy for them to understand. The expert witness is also responsible for testifying as to whether they believe that, based on their professional experience and opinion, the doctor followed the standard of care that any other doctor would have followed in the same situation, and if failure to do so caused your injury.
When it comes to choosing a medical expert, there are strict rules that must be followed. If the injury you sustained was at the hands of a negligent doctor in a specialized field, the expert must also be a specialist of that field. Medical experts should also spend a large portion of their time practicing medicine in their field in order to be taken as seriously as possible.
The testimony of a medical expert is required in almost all medical malpractice cases, and the content of this testimony must be disclosed to the court prior to the start of the trial. Therefore, it is very important for you to find a suitable medical expert as soon as possible following your injury.
The Washington, DC and Bethesda medical malpractice attorneys at Lewis & Tompkins will be able to help you find a reputable medical expert to help prove your case. If you have been wrongly injured because of a negligent doctor, you do not need to fight your case alone. Call today at 202.296.0666 for a free consultation with seasoned and skilled lawyers.