The Florida Senate passed legislation that would tighten restrictions on expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases. Florida SB 1792 now goes to the state House. The legislation requires expert witnesses in malpractice cases to be experts in the same specialty as the doctors who are defendants. Those opposed say that the change will decrease the number of expert witnesses eligible to testify which could be a hardship for those pursuing malpractice cases.
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