Vascular Surgery Expert Witness Testimony Qualifies In Orthopedic Surgery Case

In Brian C. DeMuth et al., v. Walter William Strong, Judge Deborah S. Eyler, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, opined that vascular surgery expert witness Dr. Jason Johanning was qualified to testify on whether orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian C. DeMuth was liable for negligence.

While Maryland law states that an expert witness must be board certified in the same specialty or a related one to testify in a standard of care lawsuit, the court said the law does not define “related” and that the courts themselves must review the particulars of each case.

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