Expert physician witnesses are almost always involved in medical malpractice claims. An experienced medical malpractice attorney will have many contacts and should not have a problem securing appropriate medical expert witnesses for your case. Expert witnesses are critical throughout the entire medical malpractice case process from determining whether or not the case has merit to testifying at trial, and everywhere in between.
In medical malpractice claims, expert physician witnesses help in many ways including the following:
Every case is different and the answer to that depends on the facts of your case. Sometimes one medical expert will be sufficient and sometimes more than one will be needed. Not all medical expert witnesses are doctors. Doctors are often called to be expert witnesses, but so are other professionals including nurses, medical school professors, hospital administrators, and physician assistants. Medical professionals may be called because of their particular experience in different types of medical practice such as medical devices, emergency services, surgery, and independent medical examinations.
If you have been injured as a result of medical malpractice, contact Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney, Eric Weitz, to schedule a consultation. We have more than 25 years of medical malpractice case experience and will hire the medical experts necessary to best serve your case.