Medical Expert Witness Testimony

Expert testimony is permissible in a wide range of areas when the subject matter is beyond the knowledge and experience of the jury. For example, the medical expert witness’s testimony is needed to establish if the appropriate standard of care was breached. In malpractice cases, the testimony of experts may establish that the professional failed to exercise appropriate skill. When prepping your medical expert witness, remember to advise him that he has the right to not respond when asked questions that are beyond the scope of his assignment.