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Role of the Expert Witness

The medical expert witness provides several important functions.  First and foremost, the expert must be able to interpret and analyze complex clinical scenarios.  Then the expert determines the appropriate standard of care to be applied to the specific facts.  It is then necessary to decide if the care given represents a breach from the applicable standard of care.  If a breach has occurred, an assessment of any injury the patient has experienced is done.  Finally, establishing causation between the breach and the injury is necessary for the case to have merit.

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