Infection Medical Malpractice Expert Witnesses in Atlanta

Georgia law requires expert witnesses in Atlanta medical malpractice cases. To ensure that you have a chance at a favorable outcome, you should choose to partner with an attorney who could review your case, gather evidence, select an appropriate expert witness and present findings with cutting-edge courtroom technology. A team of client-focused attorneys stand ready to help you.

Who Is Considered an Expert Witness in Georgia?

An expert witness is anyone who has specialized knowledge about the subject matter at issue in a case that is beyond what a typical juror would have. In a medical malpractice case, O.C.G.A. § 24-7-702 further requires that the expert have actual professional knowledge in the area of practice or specialty at issue in the case, which is gained from either actively practicing in the area for 3 out of the last 5 years before the negligence, or having taught in the area for 3 out of the last 5 years before the negligence.

Does an Expert Witness Have to Be a Doctor?

The expert witness could be anyone who is qualified to answer questions on the subject. There are fairly strict rules as to what qualifies people to be an expert witness under Georgia law and federal law. The doctor in question who is an alleged wrongdoer in the case is often an expert within his or her field of practice. However, for patients, their expert witnesses are always someone other than the doctor in question because, obviously, the alleged wrongdoer is not going to provide testimony that is favorable for the patient who is suing him or her.

The Value of Experienced Testimony

It is very important to have an expert witness because medical malpractice cases are complex. They involve a lot of issues of medicine and science, which are not issues that the average person understands easily. It is important to have an expert who is able to educate the jury and fact finder on the medical issues.

In Georgia, it is mandatory that the plaintiff have expert witness testimony in a medical malpractice lawsuit. If victims are going to sue a physician or a health care provider for medical malpractice in Georgia, they have to have an expert affidavit and file that along with their lawsuit, according to O.C.G.A. § 9-11-9.1. To survive summary judgment, you must have expert witness testimony that demonstrates that the defendant healthcare provider deviated from the standard of care and that the deviation caused the patient’s injuries. A victim must also present expert witness testimony at trial.

The Impact Testimony Makes

A good expert witness for an Atlanta infection medical malpractice case could really have a positive impact. Again, these cases are complex. If victims have an expert witness who is able, in layman’s terms, to make very complex issues understandable, and help a jury understand how the healthcare provider’s malpractice caused the injuries at issue, that could be critical to their case and lead to a favorable result.

Retain an Attorney Who Uses Infection Medical Malpractice Expert Witnesses in Atlanta

Expert witnesses in Atlanta for infection medical malpractice cases are mandatory in the State of Georgia. If you wish to recover compensation for an injury caused by medical negligence, then you need to work with an attorney who could trust in the experience of an in-house doctor. Reach out to a team of attorneys who take calls after hours for your free case review today.

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