Expert Testimony

A claimant must include a verified written medical expert opinion corroborating that there are reasonable grounds to believe that each named defendant was negligent. This must be done in his notice of intent to initiate medical malpractice litigation. Unless the alleged negligence is obvious to a layman, expert testimony is necessary to establish a claim for medical malpractice. A defendant who denies the existence of reasonable grounds for the claim must also provide a corroborating verified written medical expert opinion.

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