One Key Step to Proving Your Medical Malpractice Case
Medical malpractice cases are oftentimes difficult to prove. If you're suing a doctor or professional, then the law requires that you produce one or more expert witnesses in the same field as the doctor you are suing most of the time. This professional is there to comment on the quality of care, and to render an opinion as to whether or not the doctor complied with or deviated from the standard of care.
Simply stated, a professional in the same practice as the doctor that's being sued needs to review the medical records and other information that's available and then to determine if that doctor complied with or deviated from the standard of care. It's an involved process. Often times depositions are required to be taken of the defendant doctor and other physicians or witnesses who are involved in the care of the patient. Once all the information is gathered, the expert or experts can then determine whether or not malpractice has occurred.
It's my recommendation to all patients or families of patients who have been injured as a result of receiving care and treatment, to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney to determine if in fact there has been malpractice. If you or a loved one have suffered from medical malpractice, and you'd like to speak to an experienced attorney, please contact the law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard for a consultation today at (408) 289-1417.