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What is the role of an expert witness in medical malpractice claims?

The first element of a medical malpractice claim is proving that the health care professional in question deviated from the standard of care. In order to prove deviation, an expert witness is required to prove what the standard of care in the community is, and an expert witness possesses the education and knowledge to prove the element. Indeed, the success of medical malpractice claims generally hinges on the testimony from the expert witness.